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Rodney Ho covers TV and radio, from Atlanta’s stations to the hottest “American Idol" news.

USA’s ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ stars Roswell’s Todd Chrisley, a perfectionist with skeletons in his closet

  • 5:34 pm Friday, March 7th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Todd and Julie Christey of Roswell will debut on USA Network March 11 at 10 p.m. in "Chrisley Knows Best." CREDIT: USA

Todd Chrisley, on the new USA reality show “Chrisley Knows Best,” lives in a palatial 30,000 square foot home in Roswell with kids and wife Julie. He is dubbed “the patriarch of perfection” packed with quips galore.

The trailer includes a sampling: “She goes from Virgin Mary to Stripperella. We need to find a happy medium.”

“All oxygen was cut off your brain when you did that.”

“We don’t have to agree. If I don’t agree, that’s all that matters.”

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Todd Chrisley, Atlanta multimillionaire, gets reality show on USA Network

  • 9:20 am Friday, December 20th, 2013 by Rodney Ho

USA Network, best known for dramas and wrestling,  is entering the reality world already well worn by VH1, A&E, History, Bravo and dozens of other networks and one of its first shows follows an Atlanta multimillionaire Todd Chrisley.

(Here’s an updated story on Chrisley. The show drew about 1 million viewers in the opening episodes Tuesday.)

Here’s how Hollywood Reporter (which broke the story) described the show:

The series follows the brash and outspoken Todd, his wife, Julie, and their five children — Lindsie, 24; Kyle, 22; Chase, 17; Savannah, 16; and Grayson, 7 — who live a seemingly perfect Southern [More]