Mother and sister of actress 'Living' on TV
E! Entertainment Television has picked up eight episodes of a reality series featuring celeb mom Dina Lohan and her 14-year-old daughter Ali, who has set her sights on a singing and acting career in the vein of big sis Lindsay.
Bunim-Murray Prods. and Maloof TV are behind the tentatively titled “Living Lohan,” which will follow the Lohans as they move from their Long Island home to Las Vegas, where Ali is set to record her debut album.
Jon Murray, Laura Korkoian, Jeff Jenkins, Phil Maloof and Andrew Jameson will exec produce the series.
In a bout of synergy, the Lohans will live at the Maloof-owned Palms hotel. Ali will record her album — set to be released on the Maloofs’ Interscope-based music label — at a new recording studio built at the hotel. (Don’t rule out an Ali performance during a Sacramento Kings game; the team is also owned by the Maloofs.)
Maloof Prods. chairman-CEO Phil Maloof said his family developed a relationship with the Lohans a while back and has been looking to develop Ali as a singing star.
Maloof TV’s Jameson said the company is looking to target the younger Lohan to the tween audience.
“In the wake of ‘Hannah Montana’ hysteria sweeping the nation, the music industry is taking note of that market,” he said. “We thought it would be an interesting storyline for a TV series: What is it like for a 14-year-old to be a VIP in a hotel and record and live there?”
Show probably won’t focus on big sis Lindsay’s tabloid-headlining notoriety, although Jameson said Ali “has looked carefully at what happened to her sister and used it to apply to her own career.”
Show also will follow Dina Lohan as she spends time with the lesser-known Lohan kids: 11-year-old Cody and 20-year-old college student Michael.
Project is the latest celebrity-fueled reality skein to hit the skeds at E!, which also has cameras following Snoop Dogg, Kimora Lee Simmons, Kim Kardashian and Denise Richards.
E! exec VP Lisa Berger said she hopes viewers find Dina “both relatable and highly entertaining.”
Berger’s faith in the Lohan brand may be justified: Lindsay recently posed nude for a New York magazine photo shoot, resulting in an increase in the mag’s website traffic to the tune of more than 300%.
(Michael Schneider contributed to this report.)