WE tv Greenlights Docu-Series With Sanya Richards-Ross and Aaron Ross2/21/2013 6:01 AM Eastern
WE tv has ordered up a docu-series, Glam & Gold, about Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband, NFL star and two-time Super Bowl champion Aaron Ross. Production on the six, one-hour episodes to premiere this summer has begun in Austin. Texas, and Jacksonville, Fla. Glam & Gold joins WE tv’s other African-American focused shows, including Braxton Family Values, Mary Mary, Tamar & Vince and L.A. Hair.
“We are thrilled to have Sanya and Aaron join the WE tv family this summer,” Lauren Gellert, WE tv’s SVP of production and development, said in a release. “Sanya is incredible. She’s a strong, independent, stylish woman, who’s successful in career, marriage and family. Together with Aaron, this power couple is a great addition to the WE tv summer line-up following new seasons of the Braxtons and L.A. Hair.”
Richards-Ross said in the release: “I am absolutely thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with WE tv and Good Clean Fun to share the adventure that is my life. My quest for Olympic gold wouldn't have been possible without my family, who is behind me all the way! I am so looking forward to sharing our journey to grow our businesses and expand my career all while I try to keep my marriage first – something women can truly identify with.”
Richards-Ross is slated to be a host at the March 19 Wonder Women luncheon at the Hilton New York, an event produced by Multichannel News in conjunction with the New York Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications. More information is available at www.mcnwonderwomen.com.
Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Richards-Ross and her husband, now with the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, have achieved athletic superstar status, the network notes. She garnered two Gold Medals from the London 2012 Olympics in Track and Field, and he just signed a $15-million contract with the Jaguars. They met while in college at University of Texas, and are fiercely competitive people.
The network's description: Each hour-long episode of the docu-series follows the unstoppable Sanya Richards-Ross as she juggles appearances, runs a business, and balances life with Aaron and her family. Sanya is building an empire and the team behind her is made up completely of family – including mom, Sharon, acting as her agent; dad, Archie, who serves as her manager; sister, Shari, who is her business partner in The Hair Clinic, an Austin hair salon that Sanya funds and Shari runs; and, her cousin, Yolande, who serves as both Sanya’s publicist and stylist. Sanya moves at a fast pace, running circles around everyone in her path, and her family is nearly out of breath as they help her cross the perpetual finish line.
Glam & Gold is being produced for WE tv by Good Clean Fun with executive producers Jason Carbone (Tia & Tamara, Run’s House) and Nick Lee (Run’s House, The Bachelorette). The executive producer for WE tv is Kate Farrell.