Britney’s fiancees’ ex wants a series; Sean Hayes show will search for the next sitcom.

Britney’s fiancees’ ex wants a series; Sean Hayes show will search for the next sitcom.
Two more well-known people are getting into the reality game. First, Will and Grace star Sean Hayes will produce a Project Greenlight-type series for Bravo. On Situation: Comedy, Hayes tells TV Guide that they will “shoot two sitcom pilots, and have America decide which one they want to see go to series. But it could hit or not. I mean, who knows! It’s just fun trying.” Writers who want to compete and submit scripts can apply at Bravo.com between now and Sept. 18. … Second, Britney Spears’ fiancees Kevin Federline’s ex-girlfriend, who’s gave birth to his second child eight days ago, and who’s a former star of the UPN series Moesha, wants to chronicle her trials and tribulations in a half-hour, comedic reality series. According to Variety, Shar Jackson “is teaming up with a trio of producers to pitch a … show [that] would be a half-hour, semi-comic docusoap following Jackson as she works to get back into music and acting while raising her newborn son and the 2-year-old daughter she had with Federline.” One of the producers said that they want Britney’s future husband to be on the show: “Kevin was there for the delivery, and he’s going to be a part of the baby’s life.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.