Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos signed a two-movie deal with Lifetime to produce two TV movies for the network, which will turn real-life true crime stories into small-screen adaptations.
The married couple who have been married since 1996 is no stranger to working together as many fans came to know them both on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children. Consuelos has also co-hosted Live with Kelly and Ryan numerous times alongside Ripa, who joined the daytime talk show as a permanent host on February 5, 2001.
Ripa and Conseulos will serve as executive producers for the untitled projects through their production company, Milojo Productions, with a premiere slated for 2021.
“Kelly and Mark have been important voices in popular culture for the past 20 years and we are so incredibly pleased to have them become a part of the Lifetime family,” said Paul Buccieri, Group President at A+E Networks. “We look forward to seeing their creative vision brought to life through these projects.”
“I am beyond thrilled to welcome Kelly and Mark and their company into the Lifetime family. We feel like Kelly and Mark have our same sensibilities and instincts for good storytelling,” said Tanya Lopez, EVP of Movies, Limited Series & Original Movie Acquisitions at Lifetime & LMN. “We know our Ripped From the Headlines slate will be energized by their enthusiasm and we all look forward to bringing these timely stories to their fans.”
“As longtime true crime fans, there is nothing more thrilling than tuning into a Lifetime original movie,” Ripa and Consuelos said in a joint statement Wednesday. “We are so excited to be working with Paul, Tanya and their incredibly talented team to bring these Ripped from the Headlines stories to the screen.”
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