Financially-strapped entertainment legend Wayne Newton has landed his own reality show.
WeTV is developing an unscripted docusoap focused on Newton and the women who run his life on and off the Las Vegas stage. The show is working under the title Wayne’s World and it is being produced by Ping Pong Productions.
Wayne will front the series, which will feature his wife and attorney Kathleen McCrone, her sister Trish, who is Newton’s publicist, and the star’s mother-in-law Marilyn, who handles the performer’s merchandising.
News of the series comes in the middle of a tough year for the nearly-broke Newton. The “Danke Schoen” performer has blamed years of bad money management by his team of advisors for his financial troubles. In February, Newton’s wife filed court papers to keep her assets separate from those of her cash-poor husband. Facing foreclosure on his Nevada ranch, Newton has been accused of failing to pay storage fees to keep his private jet in a hanger at the Oakland County International Airport in Michigan.
An air date has not been set. WeTV is also planning a reality series starring mother-daughter comedy duo Joan and Melissa Rivers