EXCLUSIVE: I hear VH1 is close to greenlighting a new reality series starring The Hills‘ Audrina Patridge and executive produced by Mark Burnett. Patridge will segue into the new series after wrapping her turn on ABC’s reality hit Dancing with the Stars. The still untitled project, whose order is expected to be in the 8-10 episode range, will document Patridge’s life with her family as she tries to navigate the world of fame and celebrity in Hollywood. (The Patridge Family anyone?) Burnett will executive produce with Patridge and her manager Dave Fleming.
Patridge, repped by ICM and Mosaic, teamed with Burnett to develop a new reality series built around her in the spring of 2009. MTV ordered a pilot for the project, The Audrina Show, which was to chronicle her daily life. While it ultimately didn’t go to series, sister channel VH1 pursued Patridge and Burnett for a retooled version of the project and to better fit into its brand and ordered it to series. Burnett is in business with VH1 through the new reality series Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp he is producing for VH1 Classic. It premiered last week.