The CW and producer Andrew Glassman have found a real life gossip girl to headline a new reality show: Tinsley Mortimer.
The network has greenlit eight episodes of a half-hour docusoap revolving around the New York City socialite, with reality vet Glassman ("Average Joe") on board to produce. Glassman, Mortimer and Mike Aho are the creators of the project, while Glassman will also serve as executive producer.
Pre-production on the Mortimer series has already begun, with the show expected to launch early next year. Nothing’s official. but the series is being eyed as a companion to "Fly Girls," the new CW docusoap about Virgin flight attendants.
Mortimer is known for being rich, famous, frequently photographed and a fashion designer. Most recently, she struck a deal to help design and brand condos with the B + B Investment Group.
The socialite is no stranger to the CW: Mortimer appeared in an episode of "Gossip Girl" last year.
Glassman’s credits include NBC’s "Momma’s Boys" (with Ryan Seacrest Prods.) and "Three Wishes," as well as the ABC docusoap "The Ex-Wive’s Club." He’s currently in a production deal with IMG Media.
WME’s Lance Klein and Rick Rosen represent Glassman.