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DEC
14
2 YEARS

'Bachelor's' Melissa Rycroft, '90210's' Jennie Garth Land CMT Reality Series

The cable network has given eight-episode orders to both half-hour projects, which will premiere in April.

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Melissa Rycroft and Jennie Garth

Former The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars contestant Melissa Rycroft and ex-Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jennie Garth are joining the CMT family.

The cable network has given series orders to reality projects revolving both TV personalities, with Melissa and Tye: A New Reality and I Love Jennie set to join CMT's lineup starting in April.

Half-hour episodes of Melissa and Tye will revolve around Rycroft, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader-turned-TV host as she embarks on her biggest journey yet -- moving to L.A. and pursuing her Hollywood dreams while navigating the demands of a long-distance relationship with her husband Tye Strickland.

Ryan Seacrest will executive produce through his Ryan Seacrest Productions with CMT's Jayson Dinsmore and Eliot Goldberg on board to oversee for the network.

I Love Jennie, meanwhile, will feature the former actress and mother of three as she returns to country life and moves her family to a seven-acre farm in the countryside of Central California.

From Electus, Ben Silverman and Jimmy Fox will executive produce the half-hour series, with 5x5 EPs Rick Ringbakk and Craig Armstrong. Produced by Facinelli Films with Garth, her husband Peter Facinelli (Twilight, Nurse Jackie) and Rob de Franco on board to exec produce. Dinsmore and Goldberg will oversee for CMT.

Both series will bow in April.

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