Rodeo Girls: A&E Orders New Reality Series

A&E cable channelYee-haw! A&E has ordered eight one-hour episodes of a new reality TV show, Rodeo Girls. The series will follow the lives of women on the professional rodeo circuit.

Here’s the press release:



Pasadena, CA – January 4, 2013 – A&E Network has lassoed its newest original real life series “Rodeo Girls” (working title) from The Weinstein Company. Pre-production has commenced on the network’s eight one-hour episode order. The announcement was made today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President of Programming for A&E Network and BIO Channel.

“Rodeo Girls” goes behind the scenes and offers a glimpse into the lavish and glamorous world of the women of the pro rodeo circuit. Proving that these competitions are more than just cowboy boots, chaps and spurs, these prominent and privileged rodeo queens are the exception to the rule. Made up of equal parts rhinestones and blue jeans, the ladies of the rodeo work hard, ride fast and play rough. As they travel around the country competing in their sport, these women are fueled by motivation to win, bringing their colorful attitudes with them.

Hailing from backgrounds as diverse as their credit card purchases, these women are in the center of it all and have the big rigs to prove it. Whether coming from million dollar mansions, carpools and inheritances, or working nights to make ends meet, the fierce opponents give it their all as they compete each weekend. All cattiness and drama aside, these tough cowgirls will stop at nothing to fulfill their dreams of being crowned national champion. Of course when everyone is chasing the same goal, there is plenty of backstabbing to go around… not to mention plenty of cowboys!

“We are thrilled to be working with The Weinstein Company on ‘Rodeo Girls,'” said McKillop. “The women of the competitive barrel racing world are formidable athletes living sensational lives and we are excited for our viewers to go along for the wild ride.”

“Rodeo Girls” is executive produced by Meryl Poster, Barbara Schneeweiss, Roe Baker and Darcy Lapier for The Weinstein Company and Stephen Land for Jupiter Entertainment. Executive producers for A&E are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Lily Neumeyer and Devon Graham.

About A&E Network

A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series, including “The Glades” and “Longmire,” to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Duck Dynasty,” “Hoarders,” “Beyond Scared Straight” and “Storage Wars,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48.” The A&E website is located at

About The Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC is active in television production, led by former Miramax Films President of Production Meryl Poster, who returned to the company in 2010 as President of Television. TWC is the studio behind such hit television series as the Emmy(R) nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series “Project Runway” and its spin-off series “Project Runway All Stars” and “Project Accessory;” the VH1 reality series “Mob Wives” and its spin-off series “Mob Wives Chicago” and “Big Ang;” and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” which also received a Peabody Award. The company is in production on the upcoming TLC series “Trailer Park Lives” and the Lifetime reality competition show “Supermarket Superstar” hosted by Stacy Keibler. TWC’s other projects in development include the martial-arts epic “Marco Polo” for Starz, an untitled private eye procedural for FX, and “The Nanny Diaries” developed by ABC with a pilot by Amy Sherman Palladino.

What do you think? Does this new show sound interesting?

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  1. mike says

    Trash tv very little to do with rodeo, Van Damme’s X trying to launch her our career A an E
    what a Joke only bored housewifes like this show , rodeo people deserve better

  2. MAO says

    Pure trash. A&E should rethink this phony “Housewife” production. Leave that for the channels that we DON’T want to watch. We can’t escape the silly promo commercials while we watch the funny, interesting shows we are accustomed to on A&E. Going downhill fast on this one Producers!

  3. Darby says

    Yes the show is real, it is not a fake. For someone who rodeo’s and is a barrel racer this show makes me sick. The girls on it like Barb West and Marv and Jessica and Megan can ride like nobody’s business but they are not showing any barrel racing. It is all about their social life that the show makes such a big deal of. You do not see enough barrel racing and they portray us rodeo girls completely wrong. The show is a complete joke.

  4. says

    the rodeo cowgirls is an awsome show riders like us like to watch theses type of shows ,these are the real cowgirls ,and cowboys,so unless i read it wrong the show is cancled ,i want to know why

  5. Faith says

    Love, love, love. Had six of my old cronies call to find out if I saw Rodeo Girl. Some things are a bit dramatic, something’s very close to reality, at least back in the 60’s, and 70’s. But really enjoyed the show.

  6. Heart o Texas girl says

    Disgusting portrayal of rodeo life… Seriously? This is bogus and not how things are done here in Waco! No belt buckle bunnies! Total joke!

  7. wanda Kirby says

    I am a barrel racer of 34 years..I take exception to the way we are portrayed by these women.They give the impression that we dress and act like trash! thumbs down!

  8. Dmc says

    Think is sad that a and e is trying to make rodeo look this way shame on them shame. I feel sorry for theses people and for the girls on the show shame on them

  9. Carla says

    So far looks like BS to me. Rodeo women have a lot of drive, they work their horses and them selves hard, they travel a lot of miles and when you have to be close to your horse to make sure it stays safe and healthy your not going to stay in a hotel and you certainly are not going to be eating out all the time. They support there husband, are not tramps, are not buckle bunnies as depicted in the build up, and do NOT wear bikini’s and shorty shorts unless it for a fund raiser for a special event. But Sex Sells.

  10. linda fobian says

    is the RODEO GIRLS going to be airing? heard once it was scheduled for August 2013….but not listed yet? Thanks!

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