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The Governor’s Wife: A&E Greenlights New Reality TV Series

A&E TV showA&E has given the go-ahead for a new reality series, The Governor’s Wife. It follows the lives of 85-year-old former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and his 34-year-old wife, Trina.

The Governor’s Wife debuts Wednesday, February 27th. Here’s the press release:

A&E NETWORK GREENLIGHTS REAL LIFE SERIES “THE GOVERNOR’S WIFE” FEATURING 85-YEAR-OLD LEGENDARY FORMER LOUISIANA GOVERNOR EDWIN EDWARDS, HIS 34-YEAR-OLD WIFE & HER SEXAGENARIAN STEP-DAUGHTERS

NETWORK ORDERS 12 EPISODES FROM LEFTFIELD PICTURES TO PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 AT 10PM ET/PT

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 4, 2013 – A&E Network has picked up a new real life series, “The Governor’s Wife,” it was announced today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President, Programming, A&E Network. The series follows former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and his 34-year-old wife, Trina, as they redefine a “new normal” in the new South, and will premiere Wednesday, February 27 at 10PM ET/PT.

Edwin Edwards, now 85 years old and still dubbed the “King of Louisiana,” shocked the state (and his family) when he married Trina Grimes Scott, a woman 50 years his junior. They became pen pals while Edwin was serving an 8 1/2 year prison sentence for bribery and extortion, charges stemming from his tenure as Governor of Louisiana, and married when he was released. This colorful couple heads a newly combined family comprised of Edwin’s daughters, Anna, a 62-year-old, four-time divorcĂ©e and Victoria, a hardened 60-year-old ex-showgirl, along with Trina’s sons from a previous marriage, Logan, 15 and Trevor, 13.

The series follows Trina as she attempts to fit into the former governor’s upscale world and busy social life while trying to get along with daughters twice her age and corral her teenage sons. Between school projects, running for president of the Homeowner’s Association, fending off skeptics who think she’s a gold digger, and thoughts of adding a baby of their own to the mix, the Edwards clan’ truly represent a new take on the modern family.

“The Governor’s Wife” is produced for A&E Networks by Leftfield Pictures (“Pawn Stars”) and SSS Entertainment. Executive producers for Leftfield Pictures are Brent Montgomery, David George, Dominick Pupa and Shaun Sanghani. Executive producers for A&E are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Drew Tappon and Devon Graham.

About Leftfield Pictures

Leftfield Pictures, founded and owned by Executive Producer Brent Montgomery, produces a wide array of unscripted television, including the mega-hit Pawn Stars, and its spinoffs Counting Cars, American Restoration, Cajun Pawn Stars, and Pawn Stars UK, the franchise’s first international format, for History; Ball Boys for ABC; the “Oddities” franchise for Science, which includes Oddities, Oddities: San Francisco, and Odd Folks Home; Health Inspectors for Food Network; Monster In-Laws for A&E; Bid & Destroy for National Geographic Channel; and the upcoming Celebrity Yard Sale for Lifetime, featuring Lance Bass, and Guntucky for CMT, along with new series for History, A&E, and Animal Planet. For more information visit www.leftfieldpictures.com

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 www.aetv.com.

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