And so it begins…
WE TV has picked up a pilot episode for a reality TV series starring Sanya Richards-Ross, who won gold medal in the women’s 400m race.
Already shot before Richards-Ross left for London for the Olympics, the series will give audiences a look inside the multi-medal-winning athlete’s personal life (married to Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross, and also her mother is her agent, her father is her manager, and her sister is her business partner), and professional life, including her physical training as a runner.
It’s worth noting that the couple – Sanya and Aaron – have a history with WE TV, having had their wedding featured on the WE TV’s Platinum Weddings show.
But expect more reality TV shows starring Olympic athletes to come, because there are apparently lots of producers interested in signing several of these athletes to show deals.
The Sanya Richards-Ross TV pilot falls under a development deal that production Good Clean Fun (producers of Tia & Tamera), have with WE TV.
Next up? Gabby Douglas? Allyson Felix? Usain Bolt?