Breaking reality TV news: Nick Lachey has a new series coming to A&E!
Yes, the same Nick Lachey from the '90s boy-band 98 Degrees, a brief guest stint on One Tree Hill, and a plethora of TRL episodes, has been gifted with a brand-new "docuseries" reality show, and we are way too excited.
Lachey's Bar stars Nick and his brother/former band-mate Drew Lachey in their quest to open a bar in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. According to the A&E press release, Nick and Drew have decided to "embark on a lifelong dream of opening a bar together." (Because after achieving world-wide musical fame and selling more than 10 million records worldwide, a bar in Ohio is, of course, the next natural step.)
Nick and his incredible gorgeous wife, Vanessa Lachey, are currently expecting their second child, and over the past few years, the family has split their time between Los Angeles and New York. However, with the upcoming bar adventure, Nick and Vanessa will be able to finally plant their roots in Cincinnati—which just to happens to be right next door to Drew and his family.
So what can fans expect to see when Lachey's Bar premieres in 2015? The press release teases: "Despite their lack of knowledge about running a business, these determined brothers are ready to roll up their sleeves and learn the ins and outs of running a place where everybody knows your name." We're thinking it'll be like Cheers meets Property Brothers meets Wahlburgers.
Although we are genuinely thrilled to see the Lacey brothers back on our TV screens, (We still re-watch all of Drew's flawless Dancing With the Stars routines regularly on YouTube, natch) we can't help but think back to Nick's first reality series, and pop-culture phenomenon, Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica.
Let's take a moment to think back to 2003. It was a simpler time, devoid of Instagram selfies, and filled with the hope and promise of capri pants and Von Dutch trucker hats. And of course, who could forget Jessica Simpson's beyond ridiculous one-liners from her televised marriage to Nick Lachey.
We're sure that Lachey's Bar is going to be a giggle-worthy half-hour adventure, and that Nick and Vanessa are going to have some truly adorable moments. But we're still a little bummed that there won't be any chicken versus tuna debates—Vanessa is way too intelligent for that nonsense.
Production will begin immediately on Lachey's Bar and the ten-episode season is set to premiere on A&E in 2015.
Are you excited for Nick and Drew's new reality show on A&E? Who else misses Newlyweds? Sound off in the comments with your favorite Jessica Simpson moments, and for more Nick Lachey goodness, get the update on his relationship with Vanessa in the video below!