6/13/07

Variety.com - Trump's 'Lady' comes to Fox

Variety.com - Trump's 'Lady' comes to Fox

Trump's 'Lady' comes to Fox

Party girls to get reality check

Donald Trump
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Fox and Donald Trump are developing "Lady or a Tramp," a reality-competition series in which girls in love with the party life will be sent to a charm school where they will receive a stern course on debutante manners. Trump will exec produce the show and possibly come on air to evaluate contestants' progress, insiders said.

RDF USA will produce the show, with chief exec Chris Coelen and exec veep of development Greg Goldman, Bruce Toms ("Nanny 911") and Trump Prods. prexy Andy Litinsky joining Trump as exec producers.

If the show gets greenlit, it could be on the air as early as midseason.

Series, which will combine the competition and self-improvement aspects of reality television with the sizzle of the tabloids, is an adaptation of the British series "Ladette to Lady."

On that show, party girls are sent to the U.K. charm school Eggleston Hall, where they are taught "how to go from throwing a kegger to throwing a tea party," Goldman quipped.

Girls are required to wear tweed skirts and pearl necklaces, and taught the finer points of skills like flower arranging and needlework.