Unscripted

44 Blue teams with Melissa Joan Hart on docuseries

Co-produced by the actor and her producer mother Paula Hart's Hartbreak Films, Sweet Harts follows the former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star (pictured) as she opens a dessert store in Connecticut.
December 10, 2015

44 Blue Productions is developing a reality series starring actor Melissa Joan Hart.

Coproduced by Hart and her producer mother Paula Hart’s Hartbreak Films, Sweet Harts follows the former Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Melissa and Joey star and her ex-showbiz siblings as they open and operate a dessert store in Westport, Connecticut.

The show will catch up with Hart after a failed attempt to open a similar business with other partners in Sherman Oaks, California.

Hart is the oldest of eight siblings. The series will co-star her little sister Emily Hart, her only brother Brian Hart, her divorcee ex-Broadway star sister Lizzie Hart and her former child star-turned-academic sister Trisha Hart.

Other family members who will appear in the show include Hart’s husband Mark Wilkerson and their three children, Paula Hart, half-sisters Ali and Sammy Gilliams, half-sister Mackenzie Hart and stepdad Leslie Gilliams who was a semifinalist on the fifth season of reality series MasterChef.

“It’s crucial to choose the right team when sharing your personal life on television,” Hart, who is also exec producing, said in a statement. “They’ll be experiencing all the ups and downs right along with us, as will the audience.”

A network partner for the series has not been announced.

44 Blue’s credits include Wahlburgers, According to Alex and Rock and a Hard Place. Last week, U.S. cable net Fuse greenlit Hard Corps, a reality series about drum and bugle corps that is being co-produced with Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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