TV Land Is Chasing Farrah in Reality Series to Debut in March
Network Follows Iconic Actress in Six-Part Series Debuting Wednesday,
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 14 -- TV Land will premiere
Chasing Farrah, an original reality series that follows iconic Hollywood
actress and sex symbol, Farrah Fawcett, as she goes about her daily life as
one of the most recognized stars in the history of celebrity at 10 P.M. on
Wednesday, March 23, 2005. The six-episode series will give viewers a rare
glimpse into what her life is like in and out of the spotlight.
Throughout Chasing Farrah, viewers go on a wild ride with the jet-set
actress as she travels from Hollywood to Miami to New York to her birthplace
of Texas, replete with an entourage of managers, publicists and film crew in
tow. Viewers will get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the actress, who
skyrocketed to super-stardom in 1976 courtesy of her role in Charlie's Angels
and further cemented her reputation as a sex symbol with the 1977 release of a
poster featuring her in a one-piece swimsuit. Throughout the premiere episode,
viewers will follow Farrah as she attends the U.S. Open in New York- where the
tennis-loving Farrah caused a stir among such luminaries as Martina
Navratilova and Maria Sharapova; as she parties with friend Alanna Stewart and
as her management team tries to hire her an assistant.
Additional highlights which will be featured in Chasing Farrah include:
Farrah on the town in Miami as she party-hops and tries to elude the paparazzi
and Farrah's encounter with a group of New York City Firemen, whom she meets
when her Manhattan shopping spree comes to a halt when she passes a store
that's on fire. The special will also showcase Farrah as she deals with such
ordinary issues as searching for a lost wallet, visiting her parents and
getting head-to-toe salon treatments.
"So many of our perceptions of Farrah Fawcett are through the tabloids,
quick sound bites on the news and her roles in film and television," explains
Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land & Nick at Nite. "TV Land wants to take our
viewers into the life of Farrah Fawcett to see what she's really about, since
so few of us know what it's like to be a recognized Hollywood icon for your
entire adult life. Chasing Farrah hopes to give our viewers a rare glimpse
into her life away both on the red carpet and away from the spotlight."
The series is Executive Produced by Craig Nevius (Windmill Productions)
alongside TV Land's Vice President of Development and Production, Sal Maniaci.
Farrah Fawcett is represented by Evolution's Mark Burg and Talent Works' Harry
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Show, Revisited, the network's first original special for broadcast, which
premiered on CBS in May. For more information about TV Land's original
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