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[03/28/05 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Family Starts Production on New Reality Series 'Untitled Project' Featuring Venus and Serena Williams

[via press release from ABC Family]

ABC FAMILY STARTS PRODUCTION ON NEW REALITY SERIES 'UNTITLED PROJECT' FEATURING VENUS AND SERENA WILLIAMS

Six Episodes to Premiere July 2005

Burbank, CA (March 28, 2005) � ABC Family is starting production on a new reality series UNTITLED PROJECT Featuring Venus and Serena. The series premiering July 2005 will take an in-depth and off-court look at the fascinating, successful lives of professional tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, focusing on their passions outside of tennis and time spent with family and friends.

"We are thrilled to be working with these dynamic, internationally renowned, talented stars," said Paul Lee, President, ABC Family. "This series will give viewers a window into their very exciting off-court lives."

"We're very excited to branch out into a new medium," said Serena Williams. "The series will provide our fans with an up-close, inside look at our lives away from the tennis courts." Venus Williams added, "And since we are sisters, ABC Family is the perfect home for our new series."

What is it like to lead the lifestyle of tennis pros and also deal with the glamour of being celebrities? Find out in this reality series featuring sisters Venus and Serena Williams. The six episodes follow these two young women coming of age, as they find their place in the world outside of tennis. You'll see them interacting with their family and friends, find out what they do for fun, and also see them at their best on the court. Fernando Hernandez ("'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen + Dave," "Becoming") and Robert Pura ("D Tour," "Hotel MTV") are executive producing, from Repeat Offenders Productions.





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· 'TIL DEATH DO US PART: CARMEN & DAVE (MTV)
· VENUS & SERENA: FOR REAL (ABC FAMILY)





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