Betsey Johnson to Star in New Reality Show

In What's New, Industry News by Dana Cassidy

Betsey & Lulu - Season 1Los Angeles–Start doing some cartwheels because fashion’s wild child Betsey Johnson is headed to reality television! (Why is this not surprising?)

The effervescent 70-year-old known for her over-the-top, funky designs can now add reality TV star to her impressive resume. Her new show, “XOX, Betsey Johnson” premieres May 12 at 8 p.m. on the Style Network.

The show will follow Johnson, whose fashion empire famously filed for bankruptcy in 2012, as she and daughter Lulu try to pick up the pieces while also launching an affordable line of dresses. Throw in the normal ups and downs of a close mother-daughter relationship (with a high-profile business partnership thrown in) and you’ll most likely have a show tailor-made for reality TV.

Betsey Johnson is currently owned by Steve Madden and has numerous accessories lines through various licensees, which, hopefully will appear on the show in abundance. And animal prints.

“XOX, Betsey Johnson” will air Sundays on the Style Network.

Click here for a sneak peek.



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