[07/27/09 - 12:17 PM]
FOX Reality Channel's Original Series Househusbands of Hollywood Premieres August 15th at 9p/8c
Billy Ashley, Danny Barclay, Darryl M. Bell, Charlie Mattera and Grant Reynolds are among the featured "househusbands."

[via press release from Fox Reality]


King of the Castle... Ruler of the Roost... Until His Wife Comes Home From Work

LOS ANGELES, CA � Meet the home boys. Fox Reality Channel tosses convention out the window with its groundbreaking new, one-hour, 10-episode original series, Househusbands of Hollywood, premiering Saturday, August 15th at 9p/8c. Cooking, cleaning, child rearing and the dynamics between real couples has never been this entertaining.

Five Hollywood men defy traditional marital roles by staying home to run the household while their wives head to work. It's a new family arrangement. Fox Reality Channel follows these men as they struggle to juggle day-to-day household duties while managing their egos.

The Househusbands of Hollywood are:

� Billy Ashley: Former professional baseball player with the Los Angeles Dodgers, married to celebrity makeup artist Lisa Ashley. Now a stay-at-home dad of their two pre-teen daughters, Alexa and Sophia, he also helps manage his wife's cosmetic lines, Lisa Ashley Beauty and l.a.girlfriend.

� Danny Barclay: A one-time pre-med student � turned aspiring actor, married to college sweetheart, Katherine Barclay, an attorney at a Hollywood law firm.

� Darryl M. Bell: An actor, best known for his role on the TV sitcom, A Different World, plays house with longtime partner actress Tempestt Bledsoe, formerly of The Cosby Show.

� Charlie Mattera: Once known as �The Gentleman Bandit,� now married to a prominent psychologist to the stars and spends his time at home raising their baby son, Ryan. An aspiring actor/screenwriter, he also serves as co-executive producer and co-creator of the Househusbands of Hollywood original series.

� Grant Reynolds: A former Marine Corps sniper, married to Jillian Reynolds of Fox Reality Channel's American Idol Extra, FOX NFL Sunday and FOX 11's Good Day LA. Currently an actor and stay-at-home dad of their 2-year-old daughter, Ruby.

Viewers can learn more about the househusbands and watch unaired footage at http://www.foxreality.com/househusbands. They can also get twitter updates and the inside scoop directly from the househusbands at http://twitter.com/FoxReality.

In addition, fans can also get news about Househusbands of Hollywood and all other Fox Reality Channel original series' by adding Fox Reality Channel on Myspace and becoming a fan on Facebook.

Fox Reality Channel's Househusbands of Hollywood is produced by Marilyn Wilson Productions Inc., with Marilyn Wilson, Scooter Pietsch, Lisa Bernstein and Charlie Mattera serving as executive producers and creators.


Fox Reality Channel launched in May 2005, to become the premier destination for lovers of unscripted programming. Fox Reality Channel is the only all-reality, all-the-time cable and satellite network featuring compelling original programming and network favorites. Fox Reality Channel is available in nearly 50 million homes and can be accessed via broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes� (excluding American Idol Extra). For more information on Fox Reality Channel programs and schedules, please visit foxreality.com.


Marilyn Wilson Productions is comprised of the creators and executive producers of a myriad of successful television programs, including the innovative multi-camera musical performance show VH1 Guerilla Concerts. Marilyn Wilson, President of Marilyn Wilson Productions garnered three Emmy nominations for Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. Wilson was Senior VP of Reality Programming for the ABC Network, where she supervised the production of The Academy Awards, The American Music Awards and Whose Line Is It Anyway? Wilson is joined by five-time Emmy Award-winner Lisa Bernstein, supervising producer of Fox's Good Day LA. The executive triumvirate is completed by Scooter Pietsch, who in addition to creating and producing numerous shows for Dick Clark Productions, USA Networks and ABC, is an Emmy-nominated composer whose music has been featured in hundreds of television shows including - Sex and the City, American Idol, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency and Extreme Makeover. Marilyn Wilson Productions is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

  [july 2009]  


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