Pellicano ‘Girls’ to get reality show

Private eye's wife, daughters subject of series

Anthony Pellicano’s wife is looking to reopen the disgraced private eye’s practice — and do it via a new reality show.

Zoo Prods. — which produces Fox’s “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” with Mark Burnett — is behind “The Pellicano Girls,” which is being pitched to networks in the coming week.

Project will revolve around Kat Pellicano and her three daughters — Alana, 21; Tori, 18; and Josi, 17 — as they figure out how to fund their extravagant lifestyle without the family patriarch. Anthony Pellicano, who was found guilty of racketeering and conspiracy (among other counts) earlier this year, is slated to be sentenced Dec. 15.

Show will also touch on the relationship between the Pellicanos, who had previously divorced and then remarried.

But the backbone of “The Pellicano Girls” will be their attempts to run a private investigation company with Anthony in jail. The producers call it a mix between “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Charlie’s Angels” — with Anthony Pellicano in the Charlie role, Kat Pellicano a modern-day Bosley and the daughters as the Angels.

“Pellicano Girls'” season one will center on their attempts to start the agency and also collect bills that are still owed the old company.

“They’re all very outgoing women, in a very precarious position,” said one insider familiar with the project. “Anthony may be incarcerated for a long time to come. But Kat’s a very resourceful woman who needs to support her children. She’s tried different things over time as the money has been running out.”

Joining Zoo Prods. as producers on “The Pellicano Girls” are Epigram Ent. and Todd Berger.

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