CW picks up DC-set and maybe fake Blonde Charity Mafia

Blonde Charity Mafia, a docudrama originally ordered by Lifetime last August that follows socialites, Katherine Kennedy, Krista Johnson, and Sophie Pyle, will air this summer on The CW. Besides switching networks, the show has also changed producers, from PB&J Television, which was producing the show for Lifetime, to Capital Hills Productions and two producers whose notable previous experience is the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search.

Its six half-hour episodes—not many—debut in July and The CW calls it “a docu-series about the lives of Washington, D.C.’s most influential 20-something Alpha Girls” who run “events [that] are the hottest ticket in town, and everyone vies for an invitation from Congressmen to Hill staffers.”

It isn’t trying too hard to distance itself from inevitable comparisons to The Hills. Last month, The Washington Post’s Reliable Source column “obtained script pages from a recent shoot” that included both “talking points” and “lines of dialogue.” FishbowlDC later published excerpts from those scripts.

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