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Mario Lopez reality show to air on VH1

The untitled docusoap will star Lopez and girlfriend Courtney Mazza as they prepare for the birth of their first child.
/ Source: Reuters

"Extra" host Mario Lopez is getting his own reality show on VH1 in the fall.

The untitled docusoap will star Lopez and girlfriend Courtney Mazza as they prepare for the birth of their first child. The show will chronicle Lopez adjusting to being a father as he balances his workload hosting the syndicated "Extra" and MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew." VH1 ordered eight half-hour episodes.

"Our audience have watched Mario go from a kid in a fictional high school to a man who has succeeded in many different facets in the TV business," said Jeff Olde, executive vp original programming at VH1. "This new series fits perfectly with VH1's programming because Mario's upcoming life changes reflect the same family milestones that many of our viewers are experiencing for the first time."

Lopez gained prominence during the early 1990s on "Saved by the Bell" and in recent years has appeared on the CBS soap "The Bold and the Beautiful" and FX's "Nip/Tuck."