WE tv greenlights three new series

The female-skewing U.S. cable net also has announced picking up two Canadian reality series, Cupcake Girls and Family Restaurant, for its 2011-2012 slate.
May 11, 2011

Rainbow Media’s WE tv has greenlit three new series and announced the U.S. premieres of two popular Canadian docusoaps for its 2011-2012 slate.

The three new series include Amsale Girls, produced by Authentic Entertainment and following the women who work at the renowned Manhattan bridal shop; Texas Multi Mamas, produced by Shed Media and focusing on moms of multiples in the Lone Star state; and The Willis Clan, produced by RIVR Media and following a family in which the parents are determined to transform their 12 children into multi-talents.

The female-skewing cable net is also bringing two popular Canadian reality series to its roster. Cupcake Girls, produced by Force Four Entertainment, follows best friends Lori and Heather as they expand their cupcake empire. Family Restaurant, produced by Anaid Productions, documents the Quon family, owners of the family-run Lingnan restaurant.

These series join previously announced series Staten Island Cakes, produced by Nancy Glass Productions; the second season of Downsized, produced by Pie Town Productions; and the second season of Braxton Family Values, produced by Magical Elves and on the way for 2012. Next year will also see the premieres of the second season for Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? and Fix My Family, produced by ISH Entertainment.

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