Shannen Doherty will break up bad relationships on Oxygen; Elvira wants to find her replacement
Shannen Doherty is bringing her wealth of relationship experience to Oxygen, where she’ll star in a summer reality show that features her breaking up people’s relationships.
On 13 episodes of Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty—that’s its real name—Shannen will “rescue people trapped in toxic relationships” by “go[ing] undercover to assess the situation of her client and, if a relationship seems doomed, she’ll instigate a breakup,” according to Variety. The show is produced by the same people who brought us The 25 Million Dollar Hoax and Scare Tactics, so you know this will be some classy reality TV.
Elsewhere, Elvira is looking to find her replacement via a reality TV show. Cassandra Peterson, who plays Elvira, is ready to retire, and wants to use a competitive reality show to find someone to replace her, at least temporarily. She’s working with “Stuart Krasnow and FremantleMedia North America to pitch an unscripted project featuring contestants competing for a one-year contract to portray the character in various personal appearances,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Those who apply “would be put through elimination challenges designed to parody some of the most popular reality shows but with a macabre twist, with Peterson (in character) serving as a sort of mentor — or ‘tormentor,’ as she puts it — and judges making the final determination on who gets eliminated.”
While no network is on-board yet, no one will be able to resist once they know that, as Krasnow says, “the cast is going to be sleeping in coffins in a pretty scary place, and part of the production will be shot in Transylvania.”