D.C.'s "Blonde Charity Mafia" is Now CW's Reality


It's finally official: CW will foist Washington D.C.-based party-with-purpose reality series "Blonde Charity Mafia" on an unsuspecting public -- in July.


Shayna, Krista, Katherine and Melani from the first episode of "Blonde Charity Mafia." (Brendan Hoffman / The CW)Enlarge Image

Just six episodes have been ordered, which will air over five weeks in the dog days of summer. So clear your schedule Tuesdays at 9 starting July 7 and running through Aug. 4 to watch every glorious 30-minute episode of this "docu-series" about the lives of Washington, D.C.'s "most influential 20-something Alpha Girls" who "run the D.C. social circuit from charity events to society parties."

Interestingly, CW is calling the show a "docu-series," which implies a fact-based-ness of which other reality series are not accused.

(It's especially interesting considering since The Post's own "The Reliable Source" column last month obtained excerpts from a shooting script, which appeared to basically tell the show's alleged real people/stars what to say -- just like on a sitcom.)

By all accounts those "alpha girls" are Katherine Kennedy, Krista Johnson and Sophie Pyle, who've been this show's protagonists since way back when it was a gleam in Lifetime cable network's eye.

Lifetime eventually took a powder on the project, which then got pitched to CW, and the rest is reality-history.

Sadly, none of these protagonists are included in the latest list, nearly 300 strong, of our city's under-40 social elite drawn up by local society bible Washington Life. In fairness, one of them is still an undergrad at the University of North Carolina.

According to CW, the blonde charity mafia's events "are the hottest ticket in town and everyone vies for an invitation -- from Congressmen to Hill staffers" and their exploits are posted on a web site "for the D.C. public to devour."

We asked CW for the names of some of the congressmen, staffers, pathetic backbenchers, whatevs, who will be seen on the show. No answer yet.

It's being exec produced by Patty Ivins and Julie Pizzia, who cut their teeth on "The Modern Girl's Guide To Life," and the "Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search."

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 6, 2009; 5:28 PM ET Add category
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