Saturday, October 6, 2007


Boy, LisaRaye has had her hands in all sorts of projects lately: headlining the stage play tour, Gossip, Lies and Secrets, busying herself as First Lady of Turks and Caicos...oh, and cleaning out her dressing room in the Hollywood studio where she once taped weekly episodes of the CW's All of Us sitcom which was recently and finally canned due to low ratings. Now, the woman, who went from being placed on the map after Ice Cube cast her in the leading role of 'Diamond' the stripper/college student in his movie The Players Club, to being the rumored mistress of NBA baller Gary Peyton, has since married into royalty and has allowed cameras to capture and chronicle her reigning moments as she adapts to island life.

From royalty to reality: Lifetime has picked up a nonscripted pilot chronicling the exploits of thesp LisaRaye McCoy-Misick as she adapts to life as the first lady of Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory in the West Indies.

The Premier and I, from Warner Horizon, will shoot in November. Pilot will take a comedic, I Love Lucy-esque look at the relationship between McCoy-Misick -- an actress who appeared in the UPN laffer All of Us and the feature Beauty Shop -- and her husband of 17 months, Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick.

"They're amazing -- I've never seen something like this in reality," says Jessica Samet, senior VP of reality programming at Lifetime. "They're completely different people, and she has an unbelievably dynamic personality, while he's reserved. They're polar opposites." Much of the project will center on the natural conflicts that rise out of such different personalities, Samet said. Then there's also the fish-out-of-water aspect of McCoy-Misick trying to figure out her new role as the wife of a head of state, as well as the lavish, exotic setting. "Clearly, the Turks and Caicos is a beautiful place to shoot," Samet said. "It's a voyeuristic look at the lifestyles of the rich and famous, as well."




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