Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos team up to produce 'CHEER' for CMT
Kelly Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, have teamed up to produce a documentary series about cheerleading called "CHEER" for CMT, the network announced on March 14.
According to a statement from the network, the show will be a one-hour, six-episode series and the couple will serve as executive producers on the show through their company Milojo Productions. "CHEER" will document a hard-driving coach named Patty Ann Romero and her cheerleading team on their journey to world cheerleading championships.
The series is currently in production and will debut in September. "We're thrilled to be showing off the real world of competitive cheerleading," Ripa and Consuelos said in a statement.
"Having been a cheerleader, I know all too well what these girls give up to join forces and compete," Ripa added. "After meeting Patty Ann we knew her program was the perfect place to show everyone what it's all about."
Ripa played Hayley Vaughan on "All My Children" between 1990 and 2001. Ripa began acting on "All My Children" when she was 19 as Hayley Vaughan. On the set she met Mark Consuelos, who played her on-screen love interest, Mateo, in 1995. The two married in 1996 and are parents to sons Michael, 14, and Joaquin, 9 and daughter Lola, 10.
Ripa currently hosts "Live! With Kelly," solo after Regis Philbin's departure from the morning talk show last year. Consuelos often serves as a guest co-host on the show. The couple also served as executive producers on the reality series "Dirty Soap," which chronicled the lives of soap opera actors.
In September, the two talked about what it was like to work with each other on projects and acting. Check out the interview below.