LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lifetime Television is
expanding its reality lineup with a new series about a
matchmaker and another that follows elite party planners.
The two series -- "Matt Titus: Matchmaker" and the
tentatively titled "It's My Party" -- will join "How to Look
Good Naked" in January as part of the "second season" of the
cable network's new Friday night reality block.
"Party" follows people who plan extravagant, excessive
parties and events for extremely wealthy clients. Half of the
series' 14 episodes will center on Brian Dobbin and his
"volatile" chef as they plan events in Orange County, while the
other seven will be shot in Las Vegas around another event
"Matchmaker," which will have an initial seven-episode run,
stars relationship expert Matt Titus, who matches both straight
and gay singles in New York.
Both new series, along with the Carson Kressley-hosted
"Naked," debuted January 4. "Naked" will air at 9 p.m.,
followed by "Matchmaker" at 9:30 p.m., "Party" at 10 p.m. and
the Vegas edition at 10:30 p.m.
The first season of the new reality block kicks off Friday
with returning series "Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead" and
new show "America's Psychic Challenge."