Tori & Dean Are Back!
Oxygen's Hit Series "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" Returns for Fourth Season on May 26th at 10pm ET/PT
Premiere Coincides with Oxygen's First-Ever Online Companion Series, "Mommywood"
NEW YORK, April 22, 2009 - Hollywood's hottest family is back for more! Actors and proud parents Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott are back balancing parenthood with the pressures of living in Tinseltown in the fourth season of their hit Oxygen reality series "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood." The series is set to premiere Tuesday, May 26th at 10pm ET/PT with 10 one-hour episodes. Also launching is Oxygen's first-ever online companion series, "Mommywood".
Creating a steady workflow in the entertainment industry is tough enough, but this season Tori and Dean try to do it all while catering to their two children and keeping their romance alive. In this season of "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," they juggle TV appearances, another move, a movie of the week, another book, a jewelry line...AND a pilot for their production company. Is this modern day Hollywood family up for the challenge?
"Over the last few years, Tori and Dean have become one of America's favorite families AND one of Oxygen's break out series," said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Oxygen Media. "Witnessing the triumphs and challenges that come with keeping their careers, romance and family afloat, make Tori and Dean incredibly relatable to their fans. Oxygen is thrilled to bring its viewers the 'Hollywood family next door'."
In addition to the new season, Oxygen Media, World of Wonder, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott recently announced a multiplatform development deal including the production of original webisodes around Tori's new book "Mommywood" (Simon Spotlight Entertainment), which will be exclusive to www.oxygen.com and www.ivillage.com. The weekly online series also is set to premiere on May 26th with 10 three-to-five-minute episodes, giving Tori and Dean fans an even more in-depth view into their lives. Additionally, an original full-length telepic and a couples themed makeover show are in development, both featuring Tori and Dean.
With over two decades in the entertainment industry, Tori Spelling is an accomplished actress with a career spanning both television and film. Spelling shot to stardom playing Donna Martin on the acclaimed drama series "Beverly Hills 90210," and recently reprised her role the CW spinoff series "90210" this spring. Following her time on "90210," Spelling returned to movies, switching effortlessly between mainstream hits such as "Scream 2" and "Scary Movie 2" and acclaimed indie performances in movies such as "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," "Trick" and "The House of Yes." Spelling also served as lead actress and executive producer for the scripted comedy series "So NoTORIous," loosely based on her own life. In April 2009, Spelling published her second memoir Mommywood. The book is a follow-up to her New York Times bestselling memoir, sTORI Telling, but focuses on her life as a mother. sTORI Telling was published in March 2008 and debuted at #3 on the New York Times Best Seller List and moved up to #1 spot in September 2008. Spelling has two children with her husband Dean McDermott, Liam Aaron and Stella Doreen.
Dean McDermott is a veteran film and television actor who has had starring roles in such series as "1-800-Missing" and "Due South" as well as the Kevin Costner directed motion picture "Open Range." He also has made numerous television guest appearances on such popular programming as "The Closer," "NCIS" and "Without a Trace." McDermott was recently seen in the TV movie "The Housesitter," where he reunites on camera with his wife Tori Spelling. McDermott will next be seen starring in the Hallmark Channel's TV movie "Always and Forever" as well as the ABC Family original movie sequel "Santa Baby 2."
The couple created the show and executive produce the series along with Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder Productions. Richard Courtney and Robert Sizemore serve as co-executive producers.
ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as "RuPaul's Drag Race" (Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" (Bravo), and "Heli-Loggers" (TLC). They have recently announced a show starring "American Idol" winner Fantasia (VH1). In addition, World of Wonder has created award winning films and documentaries such as "Inside Deep Throat", "The Eyes of Tammy Faye", "Party Monster" and "Monica in Black and White". With offices in Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, IFC, Discovery, MTV, BBC, PBS, and Channel 4 UK, among others, and can be found online at www.worldofwonder.net.
ABOUT OXYGEN MEDIA
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and entertaining content to young women, wherever they are. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media, with a vast array of unconventional and original content including "Bad Girls Club," "Pretty Wicked" and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood." Popular features online include makeOvermatic, tweetOverse and hormoneOscope. Available in 74 million homes, online at www.oxygen.com, or on mobile devices at wap.oxygen.com, Oxygen Media is a service of NBC Universal.