E! Entertainment Television presents a new half-hour reality show entitled "Kendra", which follows the antics of The Girls Next Door
fan-favorite Kendra Wilkinson
. The blond bombshell finds herself at a crossroads in her life as she leaves behind the luxuries and amenities of the legendary Playboy Mansion and ventures out to live on her own for the very first time. Newly engaged to Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett, Kendra struggles to find a balance between wedding planning, her newfound domestic duties and the fun, uninhibited lifestyle she has always lived. The eight episode series, produced by Prometheus Entertainment, Fox Television Studios and Alta Loma Entertainment, was announced today by Lisa Berger, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Series Development for E!
"Throughout the five highly successful seasons of the 'Girls Next Door,' Kendra has developed a loyal fan-base with her outrageous personality and trademark laugh," said Berger. "Now she's faced with the reality of making it outside the gates of the Mansion and as Kendra's fans are aware, you never know what she's going to do next. We are thrilled to be going into these uncharted waters with her."
"Kendra" focuses on the youngest of the "Girls Next Door" who has been living the pampered life of one of Hef
's three girlfriends for years. Within the walls of the Playboy Mansion, she had a staff that waited on her every need, 24-7 room service and a well-organized social secretary that managed her fabulously full Hollywood schedule. However, out in the real world, this vivacious 23-year-old will find herself faced with all kinds of unfamiliar tasks including laundry, cooking, grocery shopping as well as paying her own bills. With these new financial responsibilities, Kendra's career becomes a big focus in her life as she has to make time for her modeling jobs, club appearances and celebrity hosting gigs in between having fun.
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In the series, fans will see Kendra and Hank will take a road trip together to move him from New Mexico to California, giving this soon-to-be-wed couple an adventurous practice run at marriage. The two enjoyed an exciting, romantic long-distance relationship, but now they will be living in the same city for the first time and will be forced to find a way to bring their two worlds together. As one of the "Girls Next Door," Kendra is well-known for her sexy, uninhibited and outrageous lifestyle, but she will need to find a balance between her crazy personality and the more conservative, traditional mindset of her fiancé.
From the complexities of planning her June wedding to simply figuring out how to put dinner on the table, Kendra is in for the ride of her life. Luckily she is surrounded by friends and family to help her out along the way. Good friends Amber Campisi and Britney Binger provide solid support and Campisi even agrees to move in with Kendra to help her with the transition. However, this Playmate proves she isn't the best role model for her betrothed roommate who is struggling with living a more conservative lifestyle. Meanwhile, Kendra's mom, grandmother and brother play an active role in her life, understandably anxious about her ability to live on her own. Although Kendra soon finds living on her own challenging, Hef, Holly
aren't far away and remain an important part of her world.
As Kendra delves into a world of independence, Hef finds his own life going through a huge transition. However the party doesn't stop here for this consummate Playboy, and E! will continue the adventures of the "Girls Next Door" when new episodes premiere this fall.
"Kendra" is executive produced by Kevin Burns, multiple Emmy® Award-winning producer of numerous non-fiction cable series and specials The series is produced by Prometheus Entertainment, Fox Television Studios and Alta Loma Entertainment.
"Kendra" premieres on E! Entertainment Television on Sunday, June 5, 2009 at 10pm (eastern).
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