“Divas for Jesus,” Scottie Pippen series land on WE tv

Seven unscripted projects, from producers including Left Right, Sony, Electus and World of Wonder, have made it onto U.S. cable network WE tv's development slate.
December 13, 2012

Seven unscripted projects, from producers including Left Right, Sony, Electus and World of Wonder, have made it onto U.S. cable network WE tv’s development slate.

Among the programs currently in development for 2013/2014 series consideration is Big Pippen, a docuseries following former NBA champion Scottie Pippen and his wife Larsa. The Left Right Productions series will follow the Chicago Bull icon and his wife, a Middle Eastern princess, as they live a lavish life with her family, and his clan from Arkansas.

Divas for Jesus comes from Bischoff Hervey Entertainment in association with Carrie Gerlach Cecil, and follows a group of Christian women in Nashville who live upper class lifestyles; while Sony is set to develop a docusoap being billed as “the real life Dancing with the Stars.” Chasing Ballroom will feature women who take private dance lessons with ballroom pros.

Powerlist is a series from Electus that follows successful, self-made women who balance their great careers with family life; while Single Brides, from World of Wonder, is a docusoap following single women as they plan their dream wedding. All they need is a groom.

WE tv also has Bedroom Confidential, part docusoap and part social experiment, on its development slate, as well as Shoe Whores (working title) from Go Go Luckey. The dating show makes a single woman choose between her favorite shoe or an eligible bachelor.

“The shows we are developing explore women’s secret temptations, fantasies, and their exciting and fun adventures,” said Lauren Gellert, WE tv’s senior VP of original production and development. “Our goal is to create an environment women can call their own; closing the door to the outside world and indulging in some juicy entertainment.”

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