SHANNEN DOHERTY RETURNS TO TELEVISION IN NEW, ONE-HOUR ORIGINAL WE TV SERIES
Premieres First Quarter 2012 on WE tv
NEW YORK, NY - July 21, 2011 - WE tv announced today it has greenlit a new, one-hour original series centered around actress Shannen Doherty (Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210), tentatively titled The Shannen Doherty Project. The eight-part series will showcase Shannen's relationship with photographer Kurt Iswarienko as they meld and intertwine their dynamic lives. Viewers will witness the challenging, comical, and dramatic moments that ensue when two people - with two different backgrounds - come together, bringing along their own sets of opinionated friends and family. Their complicated, and often hilarious, journey also includes wedding preparations, a house tragedy that may end in lawsuits, and the next chapter of the actresses burgeoning career.
The series begins production in August and will premiere in first quarter 2012 on WE tv.
Commented John Miller, WE tv's senior vice president, original productions & development:
"Shannen's relationships and life experiences make her a riveting personality to watch. This is an opportunity for audiences to get a rare sneak peek into the real Shannen, who has been notorious about guarding her private life. Her situations are fam iliar and is what will make this series stand apart from other celeb-reality shows. It's what WE tv does best - present stories that showcase the wild ride of modern day life from a woman's perspective."
The Shannen Doherty Project (wt) is produced for WE tv by RelativityREAL and No Apologies Productions. Executive producers for WE tv are John Miller and Kathleen Farrell.
About WE tv
WE tv (www.wetv.com) is the women's network that showcases an unfiltered view of modern family life. The original programming presents stories from a woman's perspective and features celebrities and personalities they can embrace. The network's slate of original series, including the hit shows Braxton Family Values, Downsized, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, underscore WE tv's brand position and tagline, Life As WE Know It, which signifies the connection women share based on similar life experiences during life's defining moments - like getting married, raising a family, dealing with sibling rivalry, and making ends meet. Owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., WE tv is available in over 77 million homes and is available in HD and on demand.
About AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.