Pickups, renewal at SoapNet

Network sets orders for three series

SoapNet has handed two series orders to BBC Worldwide, a pickup of new reality show "Bank of Mom and Dad" and a second season renewal for "Being Erica."

Additionally, the cable network has picked up "Holidate," originally planned as a one-hour special, to series.

"Bank," an adaptation of the BBC format, is a reality show where adult women's parents move in with them, taking over their lives and helping them to assuage their financial problems.

Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi provides professional advice that the parents help their daughters to follow. Ten episodes have been picked up, to debut Sept. 30.

"Being Erica," whose first season followed a young woman who travels through time with her therapist to fix past mistakes, has been picked up for 12 additional episodes to premiere in early 2010.

Finally, "Holidate," a reality series in which two women swap lives and home cities in order to meet new men, has been picked up for 10 episodes. It will premiere July 29.

The pickups follow the recent record-breaking premiere of SoapNet's reality series "Southern Belles: Louisville."
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