Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | 7:57 p.m.
The gorgeous gridiron glamour girls of the one-time Lingerie Football League are getting their own reality TV show, and that means our sexy Las Vegas Sin sports gals now playing for the Legends Football League could wind up the hottest new small-screen stars next fall.
Mitchell Mortaza, who created the Las Vegas-headquartered LFL, will serve as executive producer.
He has teamed with powerhouse producer Tom Forman of Relativity Television and Ellen Rakieten, former executive producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
They produced MTV Network’s top hit “Catfish,” ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and NBC’s “The Marriage Ref” in partnership with Jerry Seinfeld and are credited with more than 750 hours of programming on 40 networks.
Mitchell told me: “We have enjoyed amazing success in building the framework for a global sport. What we have lacked is the storytelling aspect of the sport and its athletes. Now we can build a television property that empowers women.”
Ellen added: “In the business of entertainment and television, you always try to get a sense for the next big property that has potential for mass appeal. The LFL has developed into a global sport with these incredible athletes who lead very compelling, competitive and intense lives on and off the field.
“We could not be more thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase some of the sports’ best untold stories.”
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.
Follow Vegas DeLuxe on Twitter at Twitter.com/vegasdeluxe.
Follow Sun A&E Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.