WE tv announced today it has greenlit a new, one-hour original series centered around actress Shannen Doherty (Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210), tentatively titled The Shannen Doherty Project. The eight-part series will showcase Shannen’s relationship with photographer Kurt Iswarienko as they meld and intertwine their dynamic lives. Viewers will witness the challenging, comical, and dramatic moments that ensue when two people – with two different backgrounds – come together, bringing along their own sets of opinionated friends and family. Their complicated, and often hilarious, journey also includes wedding preparations, a house tragedy that may end in lawsuits, and the next chapter of the actresses burgeoning career.
The series begins production in August and will premiere in first quarter 2012 on WE tv.
Commented John Miller, WE tv’s senior vice president, original productions & development:
“Shannen’s relationships and life experiences make her a riveting personality to watch. This is an opportunity for audiences to get a rare sneak peek into the real Shannen, who has been notorious about guarding her private life. Her situations are fam iliar and is what will make this series stand apart from other celeb-reality shows. It’s what WE tv does best – present stories that showcase the wild ride of modern day life from a woman’s perspective.”
The Shannen Doherty Project (wt) is produced for WE tv by RelativityREAL and No Apologies Productions. Executive producers for WE tv are John Miller and Kathleen Farrell.