As networks continue to be enthralled by true-life stories of famous people briefly doing non-famous people things just like us before they return to being famous, Tyra Banks and Rachel Zoe have been added to the growing list of celebrities currently developing shows about themselves. ABC has Banks' sitcom, a show chronicling the awkward, hellish adolescence that Banks endured for approximately two years or so before becoming a professional model at the age of 15, and which will be titled Fivehead. "In high school, if you have glasses, you’re a ‘four eyes,' if you have braces, you’re a ‘metal mouth’ but if you had my forehead? You’re a Fivehead," Banks told Deadline, in typical Tyra Banks fashion, as though she was the first person to ever say these things.
Meanwhile over at NBC, stylist, designer, and both architect and construction site of The Rachel Zoe Project Rachel Zoe has her own single-camera comedy about a slightly fictionalized version of herself, one that will capture all the real-life misadventures of being both celebrity stylist and regular mom that are somehow not already captured on The Rachel Zoe Project. Also, Fivehead will have crossovers with The Rachel Zoe Zhow [Note: Not a real title] where they travel to Central America to fight a guerrilla army like on The A-Team, and one of them makes a "fighting a banana republic while wearing Banana Republic" joke. Just kidding. We're just making stuff up now, because both of these ideas sound excruciating.
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