WE tv greenlights “Glam & Gold”

U.S. cable network WE tv has given the go ahead to a docuseries following Olympic track and field gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband, NFL player and two-time Super Bowl champion, Aaron Ross.
February 21, 2013

U.S. cable network WE tv has given the go ahead to a docuseries following Olympic track and field gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband, NFL player and two-time Super Bowl champion, Aaron Ross.

Produced by Good Clean Fun, the 6 x 60-minutes series will premiere this summer. Glam & Gold will document the life of Richards-Ross as she juggles celebrity appearances, family life, and her business – a hair salon in Austin that she runs with her sister.

WE tv previously ordered a pilot starring the duo, and is now taking it to series. Richards-Ross and Ross also featured in an episode of WE tv’s Platinum Weddings.

Characters in the docu-series include Richards-Ross’s mother/agent, father/manager, sister/business partner, and her cousin, who acts as her publicist and stylist.

Glam & Gold is exec produced by Good Clean Fun’s Jason Carbone and Nick Lee, while Kate Farrell is the executive producer for WE tv.

“Sanya is incredible,” said Lauren Gellert, WE tv’s senior VP of production and development.  “She’s a strong, independent, stylish woman, who’s successful in career, marriage and family. Together with Aaron, this power couple is a great addition to the WE tv summer line-up following new seasons of Braxton [Family Values] and L.A. Hair.”

Richards-Ross added: “I am so looking forward to sharing our journey to grow our businesses and expand my career all while I try to keep my marriage first – something women can truly identify with.”

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.