Martha Stewart, already with two TV shows, is working on a third. Stewart's company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, purchased a house in Norwalk last month that will be featured in a new home-improvement television show next year.
The series, which has no name yet, is about a group of women who learn trades and help renovate the 125-year-old house.
The 13-part series focuses on six women who are coming off welfare programs, recovering from bankruptcy or getting out of drug rehabilitation.
Martha Stewart Living staff will choose mentors for the women.
"Our new home improvement series will inspire and inform, while mentoring and teaching valuable life skills, from repairing brickwork, laying flooring, painting rooms and installing a functional and lovely kitchen," Stewart said in a statement.
The company bought the house, a 2,500-square-foot, white antique Colonial built about 1880, for $700,000, according to City Hall records.
Stewart, 64, served five months behind bars and nearly six more months in home confinement after being convicted of lying to authorities about a stock deal.
She has been free of her electronic ankle bracelet since Sept. 1, and has launched "Martha," a syndicated daytime show, and a prime-time NBC reality show, "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart."