via press release:
WE tv GREENLIGHTS “GLAM & GOLD” –
NEW DOCU-SERIES FEATURING OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
SANYA RICHARDS-ROSS AND HUSBAND/NFL STAR AARON ROSS
Show Joins WE tv’s Popular African American Line-Up in Summer 2013
NEW YORK, NY – February 21, 2013 – WE tv announced today that the women’s network – dedicated to presenting real stories about real women with diverse voices – has greenlighted Glam & Gold, a docu-series chronicling the fast-paced life of Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband, NFL star and two-timechampion, Aaron Ross. Production on the six, one-hour episodes to premiere this summer has begun in Austin & Jacksonville. Glam & Gold joins WE tv’s popular line-up of African American shows including Braxton Family Values, Mary Mary, Tamar & Vince and L.A. Hair.
“We are thrilled to have Sanya and Aaron join the WE tv family this summer,” said Lauren Gellert, WE tv’s SVP of production & development. “Sanya is incredible. She’s a strong, independent, stylish woman, who’s successful in career, marriage and family. Together with Aaron, this power couple is a great addition to the WE tv summer line-up following new seasons of the Braxtons and L.A. Hair.”
Commented Sanya Richards-Ross: “I am absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with WE tv and Good Clean Fun to share the adventure that is my life. My quest for Olympic gold wouldn't have been possible without my family, who is behind me all the way! I am so looking forward to sharing our journey to grow our businesses and expand my career all while I try to keep my marriage first – something women can truly identify with.”
Four Time Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, and her husband, NFL Star Aaron Ross, have achieved athletic super star status. Sanya has recently garnered two Gold Medals from the London 2012 Olympics in Track and Field, and Aaron has just signed a $15 million contract as Cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Sanya and Aaron, who met while in college at University of Texas, are as competitive as they are madly in love. Each hour-long episode of the docu-series follows the unstoppable Sanya Richards-Ross as she juggles appearances, runs a business, and balances life with Aaron and her family. Sanya is building an empire and the team behind her is made up completely of family – including mom, Sharon, acting as her agent; dad, Archie, who serves as her manager; sister, Shari, who is her business partner in The Hair Clinic, an Austin hair salon that Sanya funds and Shari runs; and, her cousin, Yolandae, who serves as both Sanya’s publicist and stylist. Sanya moves at a fast pace, running circles around everyone in her path, and her family is nearly out of breath as they help her cross the perpetual finish line.
Glam & Gold is being produced for WE tv by Good Clean Fun with executive producers Jason Carbone (Tia & Tamara, Run’s House) and Nick Lee (Run’s House, The Bachelorette). The executive producer for WE tv is Kate Farrell.
About Good Clean Fun
Good Clean Fun is one of industry’s top producers of celebrity driven reality series, capturing the compelling drama of real life with a proven track record of keeping America tuned in. The LA-based company has cultivated relationships with talent that make it a powerhouse offering viewers insider access to the lives of their favorite celebrities. Breaking onto the scene with Run's House, Good Clean Fun helmed six seasons of this NAACP award-winning hit for MTV, depicting the lives of hip hop royalty, led by patriarch Rev. Run (Joseph Simmons) of Run DMC struggling to wrangle his wife and children into one happy hip hop family. Dubbed "a reality television milestone" by the New York Times, The Life of Ryan introduced America to then 17 year old teen skateboarding phenomenon Ryan Sheckler which broke fresh ground for the genre and brought extreme sports to mass audiences. Good Clean Fun currently produces the Style Network’s hit reality show Tia & Tamera, which premiered in 2011 to record breaking numbers, becoming the most-watched show in the network’s 12 year history. http://www.goodcleanfunllc.com/
About WE tv
WE tv (www.wetv.com) is the women’s network that features original stories for and about modern women who are taking charge of their life, their family and their household. Hit shows like Braxton Family Values, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Mary Mary and Bridezillas showcase strong, bold characters that are as entertaining as they are relatable and that viewers just can’t get enough of. Audiences connect to WE tv online, on demand and via WE tv Sync, a live, dual screen viewing experience tailored to each new original episode. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and is available in over 81 million homes on every major cable, satellite and TelCo provider.