A&E Network's new real life series, "The Governor's Wife," starring former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and his 34-year-old wife, Trina, will premiere Wednesday, March 13 at 9 p.m.
Edwin Edwards, now 85 years old and still dubbed the "King of Louisiana," shocked the state (and his family) when he married Trina Grimes Scott, a woman 50 years his junior. They became pen pals while Edwin was serving an 8 year prison sentence for bribery and extortion, charges stemming from his tenure as Governor of Louisiana, and married when he was released. This colorful couple heads a newly combined family comprised of Edwin's daughters, Anna, a 62-year-old, four-time divorce and Victoria, the seen-it-all former performer who is never far from her electronic cigarette, along with Trina's sons from a previous marriage, Logan, 15 and Trevor, 13.
The series follows Trina as she attempts to fit into the former governor's upscale world and busy social life while trying to get along with daughters twice her age and corral her teenage sons. Between school projects, running for president of the Homeowner's Association, fending off skeptics who think she's a gold digger, and thoughts of adding a baby of their own to the mix, the Edwards clan truly represents a new take on the modern family.
"The Governor's Wife" is produced for A&E Networks by Leftfield Pictures ("Pawn Stars") and SSS Entertainment. Executive producers for Leftfield Pictures are Brent Montgomery, David George and Dominick Pupa. Executive producer for SSS Entertainment is Shaun Sanghani. Executive producers for A&E are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Drew Tappon and Devon Graham.
A&E, the home for the hit reality show Duck Dynasty, is adding more Louisiana flavor to lineup.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that former Governor Edwin Edwards and his wife Trina will be the stars of the new show "The Governor's Wife".
The show will also feature their children from previous marriages.
There had been talk of Edwards getting his on reality show back in the summer of 2011, just months after his release from federal prison.
The Governor's Wife premieres on A&E on Wednesday, February 27.