RLTV casting director Jenny Beard heard about Michael and Debi’s story and thought their it might be just right for their show’s audience of baby boomers entering the second half of life. “What’s Next?”, as RLTV puts it, is about “making middle age an amazing age”. As they enter their middle age, the Matassas are amazingly busy, stressed, challenged and succeeding at their restaurant dream in spite of it all.
During RLTV’s initial meeting with the Matassas, the casting director was smitten by the couple and astounded by the number of obstacles they have faced as entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and as husband and wife. Just 45 days after successfully pitching the Alchemy story to the producers, production has begun.
RLTV, the only cable network and online destination for adults 50+, focuses on the topics that matter most to Generation 50+. One of these topics includes reinvention, and in focusing on this topic, “What’s Next?” is also getting a makeover, including a new show host and more compelling and relevant stories.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us, and we hope the story will be illuminating and inspiring to other people who can relate to what we have gone through,” said Debi.The finished episode is tentatively scheduled to air in April 2013.