Kellie Pickler and Hubby Cast in CMT Reality Show

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Kellie Pickler and her husband Kyle Jacobs have been cast in an upcoming CMT reality show called I Love Kellie Pickler. Produced by Ryan Seacrest, the show will follow the lives of the former American Idol star and her songwriter husband. It is set to premiere in September.

Brian Philips is the CMT president. He says the network has long wanted to do a show with and about Kellie Pickler.

The 'Red High Heels' singer "has always been the object of our desire for a show," he says. "She emanates a natural charisma; she entertains wherever she goes."

Kellie Pickler says that I Love Kellie Pickler won't focus on her music career, but rather her life with her husband.

"Most people that are familiar with me kind of know what I do," she says. "This is more what goes on behind the curtain, not just in music but personally. We want to keep it upbeat, light and comical."

Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs announced their new show on Thursday at the The Times Center in New York City. She described the show as being akin to a southern I Love Lucy.

Do you suppose Ryan Seacrest ever imagined when Kellie Pickler was a contestant on American Idol that he would one day produce her show on CMT?

Will you tune in to catch Kellie Pickler's reality show when it airs on CMT this coming fall?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.