CELEBRITY UBER-COUPLE LISA RINNA AND HARRY HAMLIN GIVE TV LAND VIEWERS AN UNPRECEDENTED AND HONEST LOOK AT THEIR LIVES WITH THEIR NEW REALITY DOCU-SOAP "HARRY LOVES LISA"
Series Premieres October 6 At 10 P.M. ET/PT And Captures The Humor, Honesty And Often Outrageous Antics Of This Celebrity Couple
Beverly Hills, CA, August 6, 2010 - Celebrity Hollywood couple Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin allow TV Land cameras to take a candid and open look inside their marriage when the reality series "Harry Loves Lisa" premieres on Wednesday, October 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Television and movie star Harry Hamlin stepped away from the spotlight over ten years ago to be a devoted father to his two beautiful daughters. Daytime and primetime TV star Lisa Rinna has grabbed headlines for years thanks to her famous lips and the often outrageous things that come out of them. Now that Harry and Lisa's children are older, both are eager to figure out what comes next in their lives. Throughout the series, viewers will get to watch them navigate the highs and lows of their hectic and fascinating Hollywood lifestyle. As they take the next steps in redefining themselves both personally and professionally while raising their children in the spotlight of fame, they manage to work through it all because of their amazing chemistry and sense of humor. "Harry Loves Lisa" brings to life the romantic notion that opposites attract as Lisa's playful spontaneity counteracts with Harry's more reserved demeanor. The series is executive produced by Jason Carbone ("Run's House") under his Good Clean Fun banner. Eliot Goldberg serves as executive producer from TV Land.
"Harry Loves Lisa" showcases the couple's highs and lows as Harry attempts to jumpstart his acting career, Lisa struggles with the tabloids and they both try to keep their clothing store Belle Gray afloat. The series offers full access to their lives as celebrities and shows that despite their many differences, this Hollywood marriage has managed to survive thanks to their values and undeniable chemistry. Whether Harry rolls his eyes or wrings his hands and Lisa is frustrated by his caution and frugality, Harry truly does love Lisa and the feeling is mutual. Their secret to marital bliss is acceptance... and a sense of humor.
"We couldn't be happier to be working with TV Land," said Rinna and Hamlin. "Our show is truly a no-holds-barred, revealing look at the ups, the downs and the craziness that is our lives. We even discovered things about ourselves and our marriage that we never knew! Viewers will be surprised to see an unexpected and lighter side of us and will see why our Hollywood marriage works."
"Harry Loves Lisa" is a truly honest look at the lives of this amazingly beautiful, smart and sexy Hollywood couple," states Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "Our audience will love watching them deal with the spotlight of fame and will also be able to relate to the ups and downs of their happy marriage and traditional family."
Rinna and Hamlin, who have been married for 13 years - and been together for 18 - became fan-favorites on "Dancing With The Stars" with Lisa dancing her way into America's living room in Season 2 and Harry in Season 3. Rinna, a spunky go-getter, is well-known for her fiery roles on "Melrose Place" and "Days of our Lives." Lisa's co-hosted SOAPnet's daily talk show "Soap Talk from 2002-2006," where she was nominated for four Daytime Emmy� Awards for "Outstanding Talk Show Host". Her inspirational book Rinnavation was on the New York Times Best Seller list and her new book, Starlit, comes out on October 5th. Classically trained and Yale-educated, Harry Hamlin skyrocketed to fame over 20 years ago with his starring role in "Clash of the Titans." His show-stealing performance on "L.A. Law" - for which he garnered three consecutive Golden Globe� nominations - turned Harry into a household name, landing him the title of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Most recently, Hamlin appeared in the CBS thriller series, "Harper's Island." His memoir, Full Frontal Nudity, will be released on October 5th. In 2007, the couple co-starred in the long-running Broadway hit musical, "Chicago."
The schedule for "Harry Loves Lisa" is as follows:
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 10 p.m. ET/PT
The press hounds Lisa due to her comments regarding recent news on another celebrity's massive plastic surgeries. Called a hypocrite because of her own facial procedure, Lisa must talk to her kids about self-esteem and dealing with bullies. And after 10 years away from the business, Harry tries to get his acting career back. Rebounding from a failed audition, Harry attempts to shake things up by performing stand-up comedy.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 10 p.m. ET/PT
Harry and Lisa seek to understand each other better so they visit a marriage counselor who challenges them to step out of their comfort zones and spend time living in each other's worlds. For Harry, this means exploring his mystic side by bringing a psychic into the house. For Lisa, it means braving cold and extreme conditions camping in the wilderness with Harry. While Harry and Lisa go off on their camping trip, Lisa's parents come into town and spoil the girls by taking them shopping for extravagant dresses for the upcoming Father/Daughter dance.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 10 p.m. ET/PT
Harry and Lisa's retail clothing boutique Belle Gray is hit hard by the slow sales due to the economic recession. In order to save their beloved store, they decide to throw a celebrity-studded party there. In the midst of all this, a favorite employee threatens to quit Belle Gray, so Lisa comes up with a secret plan to motivate her over-worked staff. Meanwhile, the girls are prepping for a big charity bake sale to learn the value of giving.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 10 p.m. ET/PT
On the eve of Lisa and Harry's thirteenth wedding anniversary, Harry is consumed with the rodent problem on their property while Lisa has a surprise in store for him. Enlisting the help of friend Ed Begley Jr., Harry discovers a Darwinian solution to the problem. Meanwhile, Lisa realizes if you want something done right you have to do it yourself and starts planning their big anniversary celebration. Lisa plans for a romantic night away from the kids for some alone time. Harry finally comes to his senses, puts down the rodent repellant and gives his wife an anniversary she'll never forget.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 10 p.m. ET/PT
Lisa considers plastic surgery while Harry prepares for a big audition. She has always tried to be positive about her "lip situation" but is having a hard time dealing with the constant cyber bullying and random strangers making comments about her lips. Meanwhile, Harry still hasn't landed anything thus far in pilot season, but has one big upcoming audition he feels is the perfect character for him: He's quirky, odd and even has an Irish accent. Harry immerses himself in prepping for the role and leaves the audition feeling like he nailed it. But when his manager calls him with feedback from the audition, what will the news be?
Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 10 p.m. ET/PT
Harry and Lisa must make difficult choices that could change their lives forever. After not landing a role after his final audition in pilot season, Harry finds himself having a crisis of faith and decides to seize the day, which in turn leads him to being offered a role on a major television show. And Lisa considers what the consequences would be if she did do something about her lips.
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