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. Jenny says

    I love it please send it back I want to say it was really good I loved it and I say it was really really good I want to second year of it please

  2. Lynn says

    My husband rodeos and these girls are nothing like the barrel racers we know. These girls are a poor representation of the hard working, down to earth women that we have had the pleasure of knowing. This show is an embarrassment to the true barrel racers that are in rodeo. The show was a joke…just had to check to see if others got that message.

  3. paul says

    love this show. please bring back for a second season!! it was fun!! great entertainment!! waiting for second season!!!

  4. susan bonneau says

    Love this show. The only reality show I can get my husband to watch with me. He keeps asking me when is it going to be back on??? Please bring it back! Love it much much more than Jacksons, those stupid kids that got super rich in NJ Shore by getting drunk, etc….Love the show

    • Sandra Hancock says

      I mean really, There is a huge group of people who would watch this show if you put it back up on the air, ticks me off you canceled it so soon…

  5. Sandra Hancock says

    Oh man I really enjoyed the show alot !! Gives you a peek into a world only some people dreamed about, Women’s issues and all, I myself and my daughter really looked forward to it. There is No other reality show out there involving horses and people in a reality form other than Horse racing, Please if you have canceled it, BRING IT BACK !!!! My daughter and I ride, its FUN to watch others in our lifestyle.

  6. Britt says

    I loved rodeo girls!
    Some people think it’s all fate but it’s not!
    I am in the rodeo curctit ! And that’s how it works!
    Y’all are abunch of hater!
    It’s a way of life enjoy it!

  7. Kodi says

    I suggest some people read this article before posting comments that the show doesn’t represent rodeo life.

    You all got to remember this isn’t a documentary, this is a reality show. This captures on what Barb, Marvel, Jessica, Megan, and Darcy do while they travel to barrel race to barrel race, NOT YOU. Take in consideration they all have their pro card, but they aren’t as big and expireienced as most pros. Also I’m pretty sure A&E would make sure these girls have a good background. So before you start saying stuff that’s not true, first you need to read the facts.

  8. Lynda K'owgirl Beasley says

    This is ths fakest show
    Not one real cowgirl
    Only man needing wanna be cowgirls
    Real cowgirls like me are breed, born to ride not create drama
    Worry bout hair or nails, dresses or anything other then carrying for the angels they ride on the next rodeo
    Now ur show had to much of the they ain’t really cowgirls crap seconds count not men make up dresses r drama


    • Julie says

      Barb West is not a real cowgirl?? Marvel Murphy?? Some people need to stop pretending they know what they are talking about.. Barb & Marvel have earned a lot of Pro Rodeo money.. maybe do some fact checking before you post.

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