As part of his recently announced deal with ABC, Mike Fleiss, creator and
executive producer of The Bachelor, is developing The Will, a reality series in which family members
compete to be the chosen recipient of a wealthy relative.
"This should give viewers a unique look at a real American family," Fleiss said. "The vote-outs between relatives should be intense."
This season, ABC has scored high ratings with The Bachelor's second
edition, which airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. The Will is set to air on ABC in
Fleiss, his production company (Next Entertainment) and Telepictures
Productions have a multiyear with ABC that calls for production of The
Will and another reality series, as well as development of a sitcom.
Interested benefactors should call 866-825-2075, go to
ABC.com, keyword: casting or check out www.thewilltv.com.
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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