Melissa Rycroft and Jennie Garth are both getting reality shows on CMT (not together though!). Projects starring the former Bachelorette and the Beverly Hills, 90210 star were just giving series orders by the network.
Rycroft will star with her husband Tye Strickland in Melissa and Tye: A New Reality (working title), which follows Rycroft moving to Los Angeles to pursue her Hollywood career while managing a long-distance relationship with her husband.
Garth, who is married with three kids, is taking the opposite route: She’s moving with her family from Los Angeles to a seven-acre farm in Central California. The title: I Love Jennie (cute).
Both shows received eight-episode orders and will premiere in April. Rycroft’s show is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, with Seacrest, Jayson Dinsmore and Eliot Goldberg. The Garth show is executive produced by Ben Silverman, Jimmy Fox, Rick Ringbakk, Craig Armstrong, Garth, Peter Facinelli, Rob de Franco, Dinsmore and Goldberg.