Live! With Regis & Kelly star Kelly Ripa and hubby Mark Consuelos are teaming up to produce a new TLC reality TV competition centering on aspiring female entrepreneurs.
The former sudstars — owners of Milojo Productions — will partner with the Home Shopping Network and TLC to air Homemade Millionaires, a docu-series which will follow three aspiring female entrepreneurs for a chance to sell their inventions on HSN.
Open calls were held throughout the country, and thousands of women showed up with their unique products in hand, with the hopes of being part of this experience. The would-be inventors/contestants will be put through a series of tasks designed to get their product ready for the consumer market.
“We are super excited to be working with TLC and HSN on this project,” Ripa and Consuelos said in a joint release from TLC and HSN this week. “We’re sent so many innovative products from women every day, and to be able to help them get into the marketplace is a dream come true for us. These inventors have worked so hard in this show. We’re beyond proud of them.”
Each hour-long episode will feature a guest celebrity judge and expert in various fields teaming up with Ripa and business experts, Wendy Robbins, author of Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One!, and advertising executive Ed Evangelista to dish the deets on inventing. Guest judge will include: celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, Jennifer Flavin-Stallone, beauty entrepreneur and wife of actor Sylvester Stallone, and Simply Delicioso chef Ingrid Hoffmann.
Homemade Millionaire is set to debut on TLC on Nov. 19.