CMT Greenlights Reality Series With Jennie Garth, Melissa Rycroft

'I Love Jennie,' 'Melissa and Tye' to join schedule in April 2012
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CMT has picked up two new reality series vehicles for former
Beverly Hills, 90210 star Jennie
Garth and former Bachelor contestant
Melissa Rycroft.

The network has ordered eight half-hour episodes of I Love Jennie, which follows Garth as
she moves her family to a seven-acre farm in the California countryside. The
series, produced by Electus, 5x5 and Facinelli Films, premieres in April 2012.

Melissa and Tye: A New
, from Ryan Seacrest Productions, follows Rycroft as she moves to
Los Angeles to pursue her dreams in Hollywood while maintaining a long distance
relationship with her husband. Eight half-hour episodes will premiere also in

The greenlit series will join four other shows launching in
2012 -- Swanderosa, Bayou Billionaires, My Big Redneck Vacation and the third season of Sweet Home Alabama.