TV Guide Network Stocks Up On

Celeb-driven shows from Wendy Williams and John Rich included in slate

Now a part of the CBS family, TV Guide Network has boosted its unscripted slate for the fall, adding four series to its lineup.

“Mother of All Talent” centers on mother-daughter duo Nikki and Lori who run one of the nation’s leading talent agencies for tykes from their hometown of Staten Island. TVGN has ordered eight episodes of the docuseries from Jarrett Creative, with Seth Jarrett and Julie Insogna-Jarrett exec producing.

Docusoap “Tequila Sisters,” from Rogue Atlas Prods. in association with Lionsgate, follows affluent, SoCal-based Hispanic family the Marins. Tequila entrepreneur Bill and wife Lori fight to pass along their traditional values to their four daughters who are tempted by the Hollywood lifestyle. Eli Frankel is exec producing the eight-part series.

“John Rich Project,” set on location at Rich’s Nashville home, is a primetime show that features live performances, celeb interview and aud interaction in a party atmosphere while offering viewers an intimate look into the country star’s world. From 25/7 Prods., “John Rich Project” is exec produced by David Broome, Yong Yam and Marc Oswald.

A project centering around the life of talkshow host and TV personality Wendy Williams is also lined up at TVGN, with Wendy Williams, Kevin Hunter, Lisa Knapp and Jill Ramsey serving as exec producers.

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