CMT show gets new name, will proceed as scheduled
A while back, long before Jennie Garth and husband of 11 years Peter Facinelli announced they had decided to get divorced, CMT announced a new reality series around the family’s move from LA to the countryside.As it turns out – and People magazine can confirm – production for the reality show will proceed as scheduled, despite the fact that the two have decided to end the marriage.
A video preview of the new show, now called “Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country” (initially, “I Love Jennie”), is available at the link above.
People says the former “Beverly Hills 90210” actress decided to move forward with plans of relocating, taking her and Peter’s three daughters to live at a farm in the countryside.
The show will document the transition but, word has it, her split from Peter as well.
However, the “Twilight” actor would not be appearing in the series, so fans at home will only have Jennie’s side of the story and, reportedly, of the breakup.
“On April 20, Jennie Garth: Little Bit Country premieres on CMT. The show will follow the newly-single Garth as she and her daughters – Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 5 – ditch LA carpools and celebrity shindigs for a simpler life in Santa Ynez Valley, Calif.,” the celebrity publication reports.
“Along with a farm-averse assistant and a house full of dogs, Garth tackles country life for the first time since leaving her childhood home in rural Illinois,” adds People.
Jennie has always said she could never really adjust to life in the big city, saying she would dream of the day she’d go back to the way things were when she was growing up.
Whether her family feels the same way, we’ll see when the show airs in a month’s time.
News that Jennie and Peter were getting a divorce came as a shock for fans, especially since theirs was a relationship that truly seemed to defy the Hollywood “curse.”
Reports of an extramarital affair on Peter’s part were denied by both.