Alan Thicke, best known for playing Growing Pains patriarch Jason Seaver, will star in a TVGN reality sitcom showcasing his real-life family, the network announced Wednesday.
Unusually Thicke, which will premiere Wednesday, April 16 at 10/9c, will follow Thicke, his "spicy" younger wife Tanya and their 16-year-old son Carter. Though his son Robin Thicke will not be a cast member, the "Blurred Lines" singer will be featured on the series, which blends aspects of reality television and scripted sitcoms.
New Kids on the Block
TVGN announced seven original projects in development Tuesday, including ones from New Kids on the Block and Scandal's Josh Malina.
"We have commissioned a slate of original projects that capture compelling and exciting stories of Hollywood, fandom and obsession," said Brad Schwartz, TVGN's president of entertainment and media. "TVGN is committed to doing what CBS and Lionsgate do best — create hit shows that audiences love."
Check out a rundown of TVGN's projects in development below:
Mother of All Talent
Who knows child stars better than two child talent agents?
Mother of All Talent stars Nikki Galarza and Lorrie Tierney (who also happen to be mother and daughter) share their unique perspectives with TVGuide.comabout some of our favorite child stars — where they succeeded, where they went wrong and on the parents pulling the strings.
Wynonna Judd, John Rich
Let John Rich help get you into the holiday spirit with his upcoming TVGN special Rich at Night.
The Celebrity Apprentice winner will co-host the 90-minute special, along withSophie Monk, straight from his Nashville home "Mount Richmore."
Mother of All Talent
Move over, Dance Moms. There's a new type of stage mom coming to TV.
This Tuesday (at 8/7c), TVGN premieres the reality show Mother of All Talent. The eight-episode series follows mother-daughter casting agents Nikki and Lorri Tierney as they search for hot young talent in Staten Island.
Ever want to get up close and personal with Katy Perry? Here's your chance.
TVGN will premiere a one-hour television special on the pop singer on Monday, October 21 at 8/7c. Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Katy Perry Experience will feature Perry's first sit-down interview discussing her upcoming album Prism (out Tuesday).
During the interview, Perry...
Howard and McCrae
In addition to its companion series Big Brother: After Dark, TVGN will begin airing encore episodes of Big Brother on Friday nights, the network announced Thursday.
Beginning July 19, TVGN's Friday night lineup will include all three of the previous week's new Big Brother episodes, as well as an additional hour of Big Brother: After Dark, beginning at 8/7c.
John Rich and Wendy Williams
TVGN is expanding their original programming with new unscripted shows debuting this fall that feature a mother-daughter duo managing kids in show business, a tequila entrepreneur and his four daughters, Wendy Williams and John Rich.
Mother of All Talent is an eight-episode docu-series that follows mother-daughter duo Nikki and Lorri, who have built one of the nation's leading talent agencies for kids in Staten Island, N.Y. Mother Nikki can be blunt and overbearing, while daughter Lorri always makes things right for the clients. And then there are the stage parents! Seth Jarrett (Boston's Finest) and Julie Insogna-Jarrett are executive producers...
Robert Downey Jr.
What better way to combat the summer heat than with some of the coolest movie characters.
On Wednesday at 8/7c, TVGN counts down the coolest characters in film history, including ...