- The Chrisleys are developing a new reality show following the cancellation of “Chrisley Knows Best.”
- While Todd and Julie likely won’t appear, Chase said that his father has had some “input.”
- Here’s everything we know about the project, which does not yet have a title or release date.
Following the USA Network’s decision to cancel “Chrisley Knows Best” in light of Todd and Julie Chrisley’s conviction last year, the Chrisley family have confirmed that they have a new reality show in the works.
While the family matriarch and patriarch, who are serving a combined 19 years behind bars in separate prisons after being convicted of running a yearslong bank fraud and tax evasion scheme, continue their efforts to challenge their conviction and sentence, their children are focusing their attention on a new, as-yet-untitled reality show.
It plans to, as the couple’s eldest daughter together Savannah Chrisley has said, “touch on where we’re at today, Mom and Dad being gone, how we’re coping with it.”
Here’s everything they’ve said about the series so far, including what viewers can expect.
The family began filming for their new project in May
After Savannah disclosed that the family was “talking to a few production companies” about a new reality show in February, the family sat down to film something together on May 5.
In an Instagram Reel posted by celebrity hairstylist Tyler Chase Bishop (@behindtylerschair) the following day, Savannah, alongside brothers Chase Chrisley and Grayson Chrisley, niece Chloe Chrisley, and grandmother Elizabeth “Nanny Faye” Chrisley, can be seen in mismatched chairs, seemingly facing cameras and production crew on the opposite side of the room. Chase’s fiancée, Emmy Medders, joined them, leaning against his chair.
When asked in the comment section when and where viewers will be able to watch, Bishop replied: “TBA!!”
A few days later, in a pre-recorded episode of her podcast “Unlocked by Savannah Chrisley,” the 25-year-old confirmed that they were indeed shooting together that day, but remained tight-lipped on the details.
She said: “In the coming months, you’ll hear some fun news about people that we’ve partnered with. And I think it’s gonna be a really fun, healthy partnership.”
The Sassy By Savannah founder then teased what fans can expect from the new project and implied that more filming sessions were to come.
“You’re gonna have all the uncomfortable conversations,” she said. “You are going to see how we’re navigating as a family through having two parents that are incarcerated. You’re gonna see how my grandparents are dealing with things, how Chase and I are dealing with things, him and the wedding process, how I do not necessarily agree with it.”
In August it was announced that they would be making their television comeback in a new unscripted docuseries
It was announced in a press release on August 14 that the family would be the subject of a brand-new series from Scout Productions, the company behind several unscripted series including “Queer Eye.”
At the time of the announcement, the show did not have a title or a network attached. It’s unlikely that the series will air on USA Network, the broadcasters of “Chrisley Knows Best” and its spinoffs.
Rob Eric, CCO of Scout Production said in a statement that the family is “ready to bring their signature heart and quirk back to the fans and we look forward to telling their story.”
Savannah said that “the time was right to share our story” and praised Scout Productions’ “ability to balance popular culture and empathy through authentic storytelling.”
“I know they’re going to find the right home for this next chapter of our lives. We’re so happy to be back,” she added.
While Todd and Julie most likely won’t appear for obvious reasons, Todd has had some ‘input’ on the project
Speaking on the golfing podcast “Chasin’ Birdies” in May, Chase said that his father is aware that the new project is going ahead and has thrown his full support behind it, even going so far as to share some nuggets of wisdom with his son during visitations.
“Yeah, I talked to him about it,” he said while discussing the new reality series. “I mean, my dad is one of the smartest human beings that I’ve ever met so when I do get to see him and talk to him I tell him about everything, get his input, and he loves to see us win.”
Chase added that the former real estate mogul advised him to make the most of the opportunity: “He was like, ‘Run it through the roof.'”
‘Chrisley Knows Best’ was canceled in light of Todd and Julie’s convictions
“Chrisley Knows Best” began airing on the USA Network in 2014 and followed the day-to-day lives of their larger-than-life family.
Despite this, episodes from the show’s 10th season, which were shot before the trial, began airing on the channel in January — the same month the couple began their combined 19-year sentence.
The season’s eighth episode was released on March 27 and none have followed, suggesting that it was the last installment filmed before their trial began on May 16, 2022.
A representative for USA Network did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The show spawned a spinoff that followed Savannah and Chase, titled “Growing Up Chrisley,” which was also axed in light of the family’s legal troubles.
Todd and Julie were convicted of defrauding banks out of more than $30 million by providing fake financial statements to make them appear wealthier than they were.
Their sentences were announced in November 2022. Todd, who prosecutors called the “mastermind” of the couple’s years-long tax and bank fraud scheme, was sentenced to 12 years at Federal Prison Camp Pensacola in Florida.
Julie, who prosecutors believed played a lesser role, was sentenced to seven years and reported to Federal Medical Center Lexington in Kentucky.
In September, Insider was the first to report that have each already had their scheduled release from prison moved up more than a year.