10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Melissa Joan Hart to Star in Family Docuseries
Melissa Joan Hart is plotting her next TV foray.
The Melissa & Joey star is developing Sweet Harts, a docuseries following her family's plans to open a dessert shop, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The series, which does not yet have a network attached, will focus on Hart and her family as they look to follow her dreams and open Sweet Harts, a dessert store, in her hometown of Westport, Conn. Sweet Harts will focus on the family's bid to relaunch the business after a failed attempt with other partners in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
The series hails from Hart and Paula Hart's Hartbreak Films and 44 Blue Productions, the producers of A&E's similarly themed Wahlburgers. 44 Blue plans to shop the series to broadcast and cable networks.
"I couldn't be more excited about partnering with [44 Blue president] Stephanie [Drachkovitch] and the team at 44 Blue. I knew they’d be the perfect fit to showcase our family’s dream of opening up Sweet Harts — they have a great track record of building long-running, meaningful programs," said Hart, who also will serve as an executive producer on the series. “It's crucial to choose the right team when sharing your personal life on television — they’ll be experiencing all the ups and downs right along with us, as will the audience."
Should the series find a network, it would join 44 Blue's roster of unscripted programming that also includes A&E’s Donnie Loves Jenny, Spike’s Deadliest Warrior and OWN’s Married to the Army: Alaska, among others.
Hart is repped by Gilbertson Entertainment.
Should the project move forward, it would mark Hart's return to TV following ABC Family's Melissa & Joey, which was canceled earlier this year following a four-season run.