Titled “Sweet Harts,” the potential show is a family docuseries that follows the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” alum, plus her entire family, as they follow their dreams of opening up a dessert shop.
Melissa’s Hartbreak Films shingle, founded by the star and her mother, Paula, will produce with 44 Blue.
“We’re proud to partner with Melissa and Paula to showcase her second bid at creating the winning recipe for a family-run business,” said Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, co-founder and president of 44 Blue Productions. “It’s an honor to be trusted to share the story of Melissa and her family with a new generation of viewers who love food, family, and humor.”
“I couldn’t be more excited about partnering with Stephanie and the team at 44 Blue. I knew they’d be the perfect fit to showcase our family’s dream of opening up ‘Sweet Harts’ – they have a great track record of building long-running, meaningful programs. It’s crucial to choose the right team when sharing your personal life on television — they’ll be experiencing all the ups and downs right along with us, as will the audience,” added Melissa, who will serve as an exec producer on “Sweet Harts.”
The unscripted project will revolve around the Harts, as they work to open a dessert store, Sweet Harts, after their first shop in Sherman Oaks, Calif., failed and closed. Melissa, the oldest of eight siblings, will appear in the project alongside all of her brothers and sisters, her mother, stepfather, husband and three sons.
For 44 Blue, “Sweet Harts” marks the second announcement in the past week. The production company is behind a marching band series, produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which has just been greenlit by Fuse.
Melissa is repped by Gilbertson Entertainment.