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CMT, Ryan Seacrest Partner for Reality Show
TV Personality Melissa Rycroft and Husband Tye Strickland Will Star
Tye Strickland and Melissa Rycroft
Tye Strickland and Melissa Rycroft
CMT is joining forces with Ryan Seacrest Productions on a new reality series starring TV personality Melissa Rycroft and her husband Tye Strickland. The eight-episode series, which has the working title Melissa and Tye: A New Reality, will premiere in April.

Rycroft has appeared on Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor, as well as CMT's Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team. Her broadcasting credits also include Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve (where she co-hosted with Seacrest) and Good Morning America.

After appearing on The Bachelor, Rycroft became a popular contestant on Dancing With the Stars, which ignited a TV hosting career. Yet her greatest success came when she reconnected with the "real" man of her dreams, hometown boyfriend Tye Strickland.

Now married with an 11-month-old daughter, Rycroft is moving from Texas to Los Angeles to pursue her Hollywood dreams. Melissa and Tye: A New Reality will follow the couple as they navigate the trials and tribulations of being new parents, making a long-distance relationship work and making their dreams become a reality.
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