[10/05/07 - 04:41 PM] Development Update: Week of October 1-5 Updates include: J.J. Abrams lands pilots at ABC and FOX, Abdul says no to season two of Bravo's "Hey Paula," Mark Burnett lines up "Jingles" at CBS and Comedy Central says goodbye to "The Showbiz Show With David Spade."
[01/12/07 - 11:02 AM] Bravo Announces 'Hey Paula!' a New Docu-Series The new reality series will "provide a candid real look at the 'American Idol' judge, pop star, choreographer and multi-platinum artist, as she takes two steps forward, and two steps back into the spotlight, giving an inside perspective on her professional and personal life."
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 10/5/07
DESCRIPTION: (from Bravo's web site) Behind the songs, behind the dance, the spotlight, and far away from Simon Cowell, there's the real woman behind the headlines – pop icon Paula Abdul. "Hey Paula" provides an unfiltered, real-life look at the "American Idol" judge, entrepreneur, choreographer and multi-platinum artist, giving insight and context to Abdul's much-reported on professional and personal life. "Hey Paula" will air regularly every Thursday, from 10-10:30PM ET/PT. "Hey Paula" paints a three-dimensional portrait of Abdul and her "Crazy Cool" world – from the stressed celebrity and tough business woman to the comedic prankster. Viewers will see Abdul up close 24/7 as she battles insomnia during the much-talked-about "American Idol" satellite media tour interviews; bumps heads with QVC execs; develops her own fragrance and plays practical jokes on her assistants. Through it all, Abdul has a knack for being able to laugh along the way. On her singing career, she quips, "Last time I had a hit record, Bill and Hillary were having sex...that's a long time ago." And Abdul jokes about Cowell with a QVC security guard, "If someone comes that has dark hair, that looks like Beavis and Butthead haircut and has a tight shirt...and he has a British accent, do not let him in." Additionally, the seven-episode series features the posse of people essential in keeping the Abdul empire running smoothly. The "Hey Paula" players include Daniel, her hairstylist and BFF, who always promises a good time; Jeff, her longtime publicist of seven years, who protects her like a sister; Kiley, her full-time wardrobe assistant, who keeps Abdul looking her best; and Abdul's kids...her four Chihuahuas – Bessie Moo, Chomps, Thumbelina and Tulip.