Selena Gomez Is Turning Her Life Into A Lifetime Original Series
Well, itâ€™s official. Selena Gomez is living out your middle-aged motherâ€˜s fantasy and getting her very own Lifetime Original Series.
On Wednesday night, according to Deadline, Lifetime announced they were developing theÂ yet-to-be-titled series, which will follow a young, possiblyÂ Barney-aged but more probablyÂ Wizards of Waverly Place-era Gomez as she figures out how to be famous with a little help from her non-Hollywood friends. Â
Basically, it sounds like a PG-version ofÂ Entourage, and because it’s onÂ Lifetime it’s going to be a drama instead of a comedy.
Obviously, we’re rooting for Selena’s series to be a hit, mostlyÂ because if the show runs long enoughÂ we may just get to see baby Selena and baby Justin fall in and out of love again in full blown soap opera style. Â
Luckily for Selena/all of us, Lifetime has a pretty good track record with celebrity-themed content. In 2012 they releasedÂ Liz and Dick, a film starring Lindsay Lohan about the turbulent romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, which brought in 3.5 million viewers. Additionally, last year Wendy Williams producedÂ the biographical filmÂ Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, which drewÂ 3.2 million views.
Both films were critically panned, but hey, at least people turned in to watch.
Really, the onlyÂ bad news for fans is that Selena won’t be acting in her series, although honestly that’s probably a good move for her. No actor can say their career is in a good place once they’ve stared in something that’s aired on Lifetime.Â