8:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Jodie Sweetin, Christine Lakin, Beverley Mitchell to Star in Pop Comedy (Exclusive)
Pop is hopping aboard the nostalgia train.
The cable network has ordered Hollywood Darlings, a docu-comedy series starring former child stars of the 1990s Jodie Sweetin (Full House), Christine Lakin (Step by Step) and Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven).
The eight-episode half-hour series will follow the three lifelong friends, who grew up together in Hollywood, and their lives as mothers, wives and businesswomen. Other celebrities are expected to make special appearances as they continue to be part of the trio's social circles.
“Our childhood characters prepared us for the roles of our lives…literally. There really aren’t words to describe the way we grew up and the bond we share, so we decided that we wanted to give a glimpse into our unique sisterhood,” Sweetin, Lakin and Mitchell said in a joint statement. “Our fans have always been at the heart of it all, and we love that we have found a home on Pop. We’re so excited to go on this journey and take people inside our lives post-childhood fame.”
Based on an original concept by Jimmy Fox (Mob Wives), the series hails from Objective Productions and All3Media America. Fox exec produces alongside Layla Smith and Greg Lipstone.
"Anyone who was a TV fan in the '90s grew up with Jodie, Christine and Beverley — aspiring to be their best friends, wanting to dress like them and using their popular catchphrases,” said Paul Adler, senior vp original programing and development at Pop. “Hollywood Darlings provides an amazing opportunity for viewers to reignite their fandom for this now grown-up trio whose lives are as entertaining as they are relatable.”
Pop, a joint venture of CBS Corp. and Lionsgate, continues to push into comedy following Canadian import Schitt's Creek.
Sweetin has seen a career resurgence of late with Hollywood Darlings coming as Netflix recently renewed Full House follow-up Fuller House for a second season. She'll next compete on the 22nd season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.