The Chrisley family wants a new reality show while Todd and Julie serve out their prison sentences.
Insiders tell Deadline that Chase, Savannah, Chloe, Grayson, and “Nanny” Faye Chrisley are signed on for a new reality series which will follow the children as they pick up their lives following their parents reporting to prison on federal tax evasion charges.
While the series is in development, it has not started filming and a network has not yet picked up the show. Scout Productions will produce.
As Deadline points out, the family has plenty of potential storylines with Chase Chrisley recently splitting with his fiancé Emmy Medders, and Savannah Chrisley recently revealing that she spends “thousands of dollars a month on therapy for herself, her brother Grayson and niece Chloe.”
“The time was right to share our story and we couldn’t have found better partners in Scout Productions. Their ability to balance popular culture and empathy through authentic storytelling is unrivalled and I know they’re going to find the right home for this next chapter of our lives,” said Savannah Chrisley. “We’re so happy to be back.”
Chrisley Knows Best reality show cancelled
As previously reported on TVDeets.com, the USA Network cancelled the family’s original series Chrisley Knows Best after the couple was sentenced in their federal tax evasion case.
Todd was sentenced to 12 years in prison while Julie will serve 7, according to reports. The Chrisley Knows Best stars also received 16 months probation for the scheme which saw the two obtain millions of dollars in loans based on false financial statements and evading federal income taxes.
Peter Tarantino, the couple’s accountant, was sentenced to 3 years in prison for the tax evasion scheme after being found guilty of filing two false corporate tax returns on behalf of the Chrisley’s company, the outlet reported.
Todd Chrisley was facing up to 22 years in prison while Julie could have been sentenced to up to 12 and a half years. According to various reports, the couple defrauded banks out of over $30 million in fraudulent loans and then failed to pay their federal income taxes, in addition to other financial crimes.
A new reality show makes sense for the family considering it was their livelihood for so many years but it will be interesting to see if a network actually greenlights the project. Savannah, for her part, is set to appear on the upcoming second season of FOX’s Special Forces.