LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Three fan favorite child stars of the ‘90s – Jodie Sweetin (“Full House,” “Fuller House”), Christine Lakin (“Step By Step”) and Beverley Mitchell (“7th Heaven”) have signed on to star in HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS, a new unscripted docu-comedy series on Pop.
The network ordered eight half-hour episodes, which will follow three lifelong friends who grew up together in “the business,” became household names, and now take on even bigger roles as moms, wives and businesswomen. Their social circles include other celebrities, who will make special appearances throughout the series.
“Our childhood characters prepared us for the roles of our lives… literally. There really aren’t words to describe the way we grew up and the bond we share, so we decided that we wanted to give a glimpse into our unique sisterhood,” said Sweetin, Lakin and Mitchell. “Our fans have always been at the heart of it all, and we love that we have found a home on Pop. We’re so excited to go on this journey and take people inside our lives post-childhood fame.”
“Anyone who was a TV fan in the ‘90s grew up with Jodie, Christine and Beverley –aspiring to be their best friends, wanting to dress like them and using their popular catchphrases,” said Paul Adler, Senior Vice President of Original Programing and Development, Pop. “HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS provides an amazing opportunity for viewers to reignite their fandom for this now grown-up trio whose lives are as entertaining as they are relatable.”
HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS is based on an original concept by Jimmy Fox (“Mob Wives,” “United Shades of America"). The series is produced by Objective Productions USA and All3Media America with Jimmy Fox, Layla Smith and Greg Lipstone serving as Executive Producers.
Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments. They live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating, and connecting their passions with others. At Pop, fans finally have a destination that celebrates the fun of being a fan. Fans aren’t even fans anymore — they’re gladiators, tributes, human beings and blockheads. Seen in more than 80 million homes, Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel that respects talent over celebrity. A channel filled with optimism, passion, humor, and excitement. A channel that understands the fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll… it’s really just the beginning.
Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”
About Objective Productions/ All3Media America
OBJECTIVE PRODUCTIONS is a London based production company founded in 1991 where it has rapidly become one of the UK’s most influential content creators. Objective Productions USA (part of the All3Media America group of companies) is based in Los Angeles and overseen by EVP Jimmy Fox who joined the company in February, 2014. Objective USA is currently in production on the CNN series "United Shades of America" hosted by W. Kamau Bell and “Make Me A Millionaire Inventor” for CNBC. OBJECTIVE PRODUCTIONS is owned by global production and distribution company ALL3MEDIA. All3Media is owned jointly between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global.