MOVE OVER, SNOOKI - THERE’S A NEW SHORE IN TOWN! SHAHS OF SUNSET MAKES ITS CANADIAN DEBUT ON OMNI TELEVISION, APRIL 8
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MOVE OVER, SNOOKI - THERE’S A NEW SHORE IN TOWN!
SHAHS OF SUNSET MAKES ITS CANADIAN DEBUT ON OMNI TELEVISION, APRIL 8
- New six-part, one-hour docu-series follows the lives of six young Persian-American friends as they live the high life in Los Angeles -
- Produced by Emmy® Award-winning Ryan Seacrest Productions -
(Toronto – March 22, 2012) “Shut your mouth, and shut your face” – OMNI Television welcomes the Shahs of Sunset, a never-before-seen look inside the captivating and lavish lives of six young Persian-American friends living in Los Angeles. Armed with chromed-out cars, logo-ridden purses, designer outfits, and dogs with Facebook pages, they’ve got it all – and they’re not afraid to flaunt it. Created by Emmy® Award-winning Ryan Seacrest Productions (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), this six-part, one-hour, docu-series makes its Canadian debut Sunday, April 8 at 9pm ET on OMNI.2, OMNI Alberta and OMNI BC.
Active members of Los Angeles’ elaborate dating and party scene, these passionate socialites struggle with pressure from their families to settle down and marry within the community as they juggle their social lives and up-and-coming careers. From over-the-top shopping sprees on Rodeo Drive to traditional family feasts at home these socialites are living the good life – and they’re not shy of the drama that comes along with it. The cast of Shahs of Sunset includes Reza Farahan, one of the few openly gay Persians in the community and an old fashioned guy at heart; Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, an exotic beauty with a fiery temper whose daddy pays for everything; Mercedes “MJ” Javid, a known party girl who struggles to fulfill the plan that her unconventional Persian mother expects; Asa Soltan Rahmati, a controversial singer/artist who prides herself on living the “modern Persian gypsy bohemian lifestyle”; Mike Shouhed, a mama’s boy who has the best intentions but can’t help to charm every girl he meets; and Sammy Younai, a ladies’ man and always on the prowl for his next fling. Please kindly see attached PDF for complete cast biographies.
In the premiere episode, “Image is Everything,” viewers are introduced to six Persian-American friends – MJ, Reza, Asa, Sammy, Mike and GG – living a life of luxury in Los Angeles. Drama ensues among the friends at dinner and continues on at a lavish pool party, complete with a tiger.
Shahs of Sunset is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions with Ryan Seacrest (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), Adam Sher (Food Revolution) and Pete Tartagkia (The Real Housewives of Orange County) serving as executive producers on the series.
About OMNI Television
OMNI™ is a free, over-the-air multilingual/multicultural television system committed to positive portrayal and broadcast reflection of Canada’s diversity through the airing of inclusive and accessible programming. With five television stations -- in BC; Alberta (Calgary and Edmonton) and Ontario (OMNI.1 and OMNI.2) – OMNI is available to 16.5 million households in major market areas. As well as specializing in Canadian multilingual/ multicultural programming, OMNI carries well-known International series and films – including East Asian Super Cinema and South Asian Bollywood Freetime Movies. OMNI Television is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information visit www.OMNItv.ca
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