When shows get older, they sometimes opt for celebrity guests galore (see “Will & Grace,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”).
TLC’s popular show “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,” which debuts its fourth season Friday, August 24, at 9 p.m., hasn’t gotten to that point, but the producers certainly didn’t balk when country star Miranda Lambert applied to be on the show. She appears on tonight’s first episode.
Lambert, of course, is already married to Blake Shelton. She actually wanted to help out her Pistol Annies mate Angaleena Presley with her wedding gown choice at Bridals by Lori in Atlanta. “They were great girls,” said Bridals by Lori owner Lori Allen. “We had a fun time. I love her music. She’s very down to earth.”
Allen said Lambert greeted her like Allen was the big star: “It was a mutual admiration society.”
She works on both “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” and “Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids” (which returns for a third season in October) at the same time. This means while both are in production, she is basically working seven days a week. “Atlanta” is taped Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday while “Bridesmaids” is taped Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Saturday is such a busy day in general, TLC suspends taping but Hall is on site that day, too.
And they often tape early in the morning, starting as early as 8 a.m.
“I’m kind of used to it now,” Allen said. “I’m having the time of my life. I’m not complaining.”
Staff is used to it, too. Most of them are not on camera and she doesn’t require to be on the show.
“We don’t even think about the cameras anymore,” Allen said.
Here’s a tease with Lambert:
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk