WE tv GREENLIGHTS NEW DOCU-SOAP "CYNDI" (WT), A BACKSTAGE PASS INTO THE LIFE OF MUSIC ICON CYNDI LAUPER
Series Produced by Mark Burnett's One Three Inc.
Premieres Summer 2012
NEW YORK, NY - March 21, 2012 - WE tv has greenlit the new docu-soap CYNDI (working title) showcasing the over-the-top life of Grammy winning music icon Cyndi Lauper. The series is slated to premiere on WE tv this summer and joins the network's line-up of originals that showcase an unfiltered view of modern family life from a woman's perspective. CYNDI joins the recently announced series KENDRA ON TOP, HAIR DIVAS: HOLLYWOOD (working title) and new episodes of the network's hit series BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES.
WE tv has ordered 12 half-hour episodes from Mark Burnett's One Three Inc.; production begins in April in New York.
"I'm really looking forward to reuniting with Mark Burnett and working with his team and WE tv on my new show," said Cyndi Lauper. "They make a powerful combination so I am going into this venture with an A Team! I love TV and this is something I've wanted to do for a long time."
"I am thrilled to continue our relationship with the amazing Cyndi Lauper," said Mark Burnett, "and very excited to be producing our first show for WE tv."
CYNDI takes viewers on an all-access journey into the personal and professional life of one of pop culture's most beloved and influential icons as she juggles her roles as rock star, mother, wife, Broadway composer, and philanthropist. With her hectic touring schedule, awards appearances, and recording sessions, Cyndi's family life with her husband of 20 years, actor David Thornton (My Sister's Keeper, The Notebook), and the couple's 13-year-old son, Declyn, is anything but "normal." CYNDI will explore the life of an artist who passionately pursues her creative endeavors, work demands and family life without compromising on any of them. She may be constantly running to keep up, but Cyndi's true colors show equally at a glamorous photo shoot and while cheering on Declyn at a hockey game.
CYNDI is produced for WE tv by Mark Burnett's One Three Inc. Mark Burnett and Cyndi Lauper serve as the show's executive producers. Annabelle McDonald is the executive producer for WE tv.
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, 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.