Shania Twain Gets Her OWN TV Show

Hey, 'Why Not?'

Country-pop superstar Shania Twain will be making her way back to the limelight after many years away in a new reality TV series called Why Not? with Shania Twain that will debut on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Apparently, this new series will be a way for Shania to re-introduce herself to the public after many years out of the spotlight (and maybe as a way to introduce the new man in her life to the world) … tho it is unclear if there will be a musical component to the show. Here are the deets that we do know about Why Not? with Shania Twain:

First came heartbreak, then a second chance at love. Next up for country superstar Shania Twain? Her own TV series. Twain, 44, will star on Why Not? With Shania Twain, an hour-long series premiering on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. “The show will follow [Twain] as she begins her climb back to the top, a personal journey filled with risk, revelations and unexpected adventures,” says a statement from the network. This won’t be Twain’s first foray in front of the camera since her marriage to Robert “Mutt” Lange fell apart in May 2008 over his relationship with her then-friend – and employee – Marie-Anne Thiébaud. The country singer has posted several personal videos on her Web site in recent months, chronicling her world travels, fun times with her son Eja, 8, and her blossoming romance with her boyfriend Frédéric, who is Thiébaud’s ex-husband. In February, Twain, who has recently been spotted in New York, posted a video – shot in Canada by Thiébaud – in which she visits a radio station, jokes about her junk-food cravings and the effect of the cold weather on her skin, and banters with her Swiss-born beau, whose French-inflected voice can be heard throughout. Last August, she posted a video travelogue documenting a skydiving trip in Florida, a camel-riding adventure in Egypt and a bike ride through a London park with Thiébaud, whom in an accompanying letter she called her “most constant companion.”

HMMM … I really hope this new show doesn’t feel like Wife Swap but, er, you know … but with Husbands. It’s still kinda weird to me that Shania decided to hook up with the ex-husband of the woman who her husband cheated with — especially since that woman was formerly her BFF. Maybe because the notion of the partner swap is so strange that this show is an attempt to make what went down seem more normal? Whatever the case may be, I can see how a show like this may appeal to viewers. I was a big Shania Twain fan back in the day but I’m not sure I really care anymore. I’ll prolly take a pass on this new TV show and wait for her to release new music. What do y’all think … is this something you’d want to watch? Does it even sound remotely interesting?

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  1. JP

    I’m SUPER excited! I’m a big Shania fan!!! Of course I can’t wait to hear new music, but this sounds like it will be pretty cool too. I can’t wait to hear more about it and actually watch the show!

  2. Paul From Toronto

    @JP – Im with you.. LOVE SHANIA!!!

    Her Personal Videos are soooo cute..

  3. JillieBean

    I am interested to see the show. I hope there is new music too! The swap doesn’t bother me too much because Thiébaud was a friend of Shania’s too. In real life – people date from the same circle all the time and it ends up like this.

  4. Heather

    I don’t think the swap is weird at all. They were friends before it all went down, and I’m sure they supported each other through trying times. Love her, and can’t wait to see the show.

  5. Kattmow

    Oh I love her. Hope it’s shown over here

  6. debho

    Ugh, Shiny Twat. Why?

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