'Anger Management' Star Joins NHL Reality Show
The Canadian series will follow the lives of hockey stars' better halves
Anger Management star Noureen DeWulf and her husband, Ryan Miller, a goalie with the Vancouver Canucks, are to star in an upcoming Canadian docuseries about National Hockey League wives and girlfriends.
The pro hockey league's latest behind-the-scenes TV show from indie producer Bristow Global Media for Canada's W Network will also star Nicole Brown, the wife of Los Angeles Kings star Dustin Brown. The show follows last season's NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other on NBC Sports Network and the CBC in Canada.
In that series, Bristow Global Media head Julie Bristow and former HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg followed star NHL players training for outdoor league games and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Bristow said the NHL Revealed documentary cameras also captured the wives and partners of NHL stars.
"When we finished that show, it dawned on me that the women that headed up the families as the wives and girlfriends were great characters," Bristow said.
She added that glamorous couples like American Idol winner Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators and 24 star Elisha Cuthbert and husband Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs may be hockey royalty on the red carpet. But it's not just shopping and partying for the NHL partners in the Canadian reality show.
Bristow said the wives and girlfriends will be shown worrying off-ice that their partners could get injured or traded, or not make it to the Stanley Cup championship round. The NHL in the docuseries is also expected to contrast with the NFL as that league faces domestic abuse scandals involving players like Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy.
"There's a different reputation for hockey players and their families, a lot of them being Canadian, I have to say," Bristow said. The NHL wives and girlfriends series, yet to receive a working title, will debut on W in February 2015.