TV Guide Network lines up Wilson Phillips reality show

The pilot episode will air on the U.S. cable net later in 2011 and will see Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips reunite as a music group, with families in tow.
September 7, 2011

RelativityREAL will produce The Wilson Phillips Project, documenting the female singing trio as it stages its comeback, for TV Guide Network.

The pilot episode will air on the U.S. cable net later in 2011 and will see Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips reunite as a music group, with families in tow.

The singing group has seen 20 years pass since they had a hit with “Hold On,” and in that time the women have gotten married and had children, amidst family dramas and health issues.

The daughters of famous musicians – with parents from The Beach Boys and The Mamas & The Papas – have recently returned to the entertainment world with a cameo in the comedy feature film Bridesmaids. On the TV front, Chynna Phillips is set to compete in the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars and Carnie Wilson serves as a judge on Karaoke Battle USA.

“Wilson Phillips is extremely excited to start a reality show following the reunion of the girls and what it’s like 21 years later,” said Carnie Wilson. “Between touring, recording a new CD and raising nine children, the show promises love, laughter and head bumping!”

Allen Shapiro, chairman of TV Guide Network, added, “Our original programming is bringing fans closer to their favorite celebrities, and our new show with Wilson Phillips underscores this commitment.”

Executive producers are RelativityREAL’s Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh, and for DSW Entertainment, David Simone and Winston Simone.

(Photo: Randee St. Nicholas )

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