Shannen Doherty weds new reality series
She’s back: Shannen Doherty is returning to TV as the star of her own reality series. Cameras will follow the former 90210 star and her fiancé, celebrity photographer Kurt Iswarienko, as they plan their wedding in a new WEtv unscripted show.
The project will chronicle Doherty as she manages all the hectic aspects of preparing for her new marriage (meeting with wedding planners, choosing a venue, and of course, saying yes to a dress) while also renovating her Malibu home.
“People will see a side of Shannen they never expected to see,” says WEtv executive John Miller, who was sold on the concept after watching a pitch tape by Doherty and producers showing the actress “unfiltered, honest and vulnerable.”
In addition to appearing in both the 1990s and 2008 update of 90210, Doherty has co-starred in the shows North Shore and Charmed. Celebrity relationship docu-soaps have proven popular on cable, best demonstrated by none other than Doherty’s former 90210 co-star Tori Spelling over on Oxygen. If all goes according to plan, Doherty’s as-yet-untitled series will premiere in January and its first season finale will show the couple’s wedding. (Top that, Tori & Dean.)
But will viewers also flock to see Doherty once the honeymoon’s over?
“I would watch her go to a supermarket,” Miller says. “She’s insanely compelling.”
What do you think? Has WEtv found the ultimate Bridezilla?