9:27am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
TBS Greenlights Reality Series Starring Former NBA Pro Kenny Smith and His Family
TBS has greenlighted a reality series starring former NBA player-turned-analyst Kenny Smith and his family.
The Smiths, set to shoot in Los Angeles and Atlanta, will follow Smith and his wife, The Price Is Right model Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith, and their blended family of five kids, who range in age from 2 to 20.
Smith is an NBA studio analyst for Turner Sports alongside Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson and also a main studio analyst for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on TNT, TBS, truTV and CBS. He played nine seasons in the NBA, winning two NBA world championships with the Houston Rockets in 1994 and 1995.
Osborne-Smith also is an actress, having played Jade Dominguez for two seasons on Ocean Ave. and also appearing in Charmed, Huff, Jack and Jill, Snow Dogs and Any Given Sunday. She also has an album in the works.
Meanwhile, their older kids — Kayla, Monique and KJ — have careers in music, sports and entertainment, and the younger ones, Malloy and London, also are described as talented children.
The series will show how their parenting styles conflict as they deal with their jobs, their whirlwind schedules and their kids' burgeoning careers, all of which turns their home into "an absolute madhouse — albeit a loving one." It has been given a six-episode order and is targeted for a spring premiere.
The Smiths is being produced by Good Clean Fun, with Jason Carbone (The Bachelor), Nick Lee (The Bachelor), Jeff Altrock (The T.O. Show) and Smith serving as executive producers.