Lifetime Monitors High School 'Election'
Political pros Carville, Matalin star in series
Now, they're bringing all their political skills and experience to bear on the cutthroat world of ... a high-school election.
Matalin and Carville will star in "Election," an unscripted series for Lifetime that's due to premiere in the fall. The show was one of several projects the cable network announced Tuesday. Others include "Angela's Eyes," a drama series about a young FBI agent, and a movie starring former "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino, based on her life.
"Election" -- no relation to the Alexander Payne movie, though it covers similar territory -- will follow Carville and Matalin as they advise candidates running for student body president at a Washington, D.C., high school. The series is scheduled to run for six episodes.
Carville and Matalin are hardly strangers to the cameras, each having served as host of CNN's "Crossfire" in the past; Matalin also hosted the show "Equal Time" on CNBC. They served as consulting producers and appeared on the HBO show "K Street" and were also featured in the documentary "The War Room."
R.J. Cutler, who produced "The War Room," is also one of the executive producers of "Election," along with Andrea Buchanan and Todd DeLorenzo.