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Britney-Kevin show to debut May 17

UPN shooting new footage, commentary from parents-to-be for hour-long opener
/ Source: The Associated Press

With Britney Spears and her husband, Kevin Federline, making headlines with the news that she’s pregnant, UPN has announced a May 17 premiere for the couple’s reality show.

The premiere will be a special one-hour episode (9 p.m. ET), UPN announced Wednesday. The series, not yet titled, will follow their courtship, engagement and wedding through private home videos, mostly shot by the couple with their own camera.

UPN said it is shooting new footage and commentary with Spears and Federline, who were married in September. Spears’ pregnancy was announced on her Web site Tuesday.

“As we all know, Britney and Kevin’s life together has been played out in front of the public through Internet speculation, the gossip columnists and entertainment magazines,” Dawn Ostroff, president of UPN, said in a statement earlier this week. “But now, for the first time, their millions of fans will get to see and hear the couple’s real story ... as told directly by them.”

The show will lead into Jenny McCarthy’s comedy, “The Bad Girl’s Guide,” which premieres May 24 (9:30 p.m. ET).