Lifetime, We TV Head to Atlanta for Summer Unscripted Series

House of Curves

'House of Curves' and 'Pretty Wicked Moms' are both slated for June

Atlanta’s profile in primetime continues to grow: Lifetime and We TV have both added reality series set in the city to their summer lineups.

Lifetime’s “Pretty Wicked Moms” centers on six competitive mothers raising fashionable children with a high-end lifestyle. One of the featured moms claims, “They all want to be the prettiest, the thinnest, the richest…and their kids to be the smartest.”

Program, from Ellen Rakieten Entertainment, is billed as an “unscripted comedy,” a genre that is red-hot in the reality space after the success of shows like “Duck Dynasty” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” Ellen Rakieten, Fiona Kennedy, Chris Costine, Paul Barrosse, Trisha Ashworth, Amy Nobile, Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Noah Pollack serve as exec producers.

Lifetime ordered nine episodes of “Pretty Wicked Moms” and will bow the series on June 4 at 10 p.m., following strong lead-in “Dance Moms.”

We TV’s “House of Curves” (pictured above) also takes place in Atlanta, and spotlights plus-sized fashion designer Kenyatta Jones.

“Kenyatta is relatable to so many working women who are ‘leaning in’ to their careers while also offering viewers a high-octane dose of entertainment with her fierce attitude and take-on-the-world perspective,” said Lauren Gellert, senior veep of original production and development at the cabler.

We TV ordered six hourlong episodes of “House of Curves” from Pie Town Prods. and will debut the series on June 13 at 10 p.m. Exec producers include Tara Sandler, Jennifer Davidson, Scott Templeton, Jennifer Lane, Kate Farrell and Gellert.

The Peach state has made a major effort in the last decade to lure film and TV productions. Atlanta has beefed up its production infrastructure considerably, making it attractive to nets to use the city as a backdrop for shows. Bravo, of course, has highlighted the town’s local color since 2008 with the Atlanta edition of its “Real Housewives” franchise.

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