Vanderpump Rules Producer & More Prepping Sports Reality Show


Tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian and National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) star Midge Purce have teamed with reality producer Alex Baskin’s (Vanderpump Rules) 32 Flavors and Box to Box Films for the new reality series The Offseason.

The Offseason is an intimate look at professional athletes during the pivotal offseason period. The 6×30-minute series follows a group of players in the NWSL while they spend two intense weeks in Miami training, partying and living together under one roof.

Baskin, who is also known for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Orange County, serves as executive producer, among others. Already in production, the format has secured sole funding from Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six.

Ohanian said: “It was a radical idea in 2019 for me to start an NWSL club in LA; and in 2023, everyone in Hollywood told me it was a radical idea to incubate a production company and unscripted show like The Offseason, which makes me think we’re already on the right track. All of the most successful reality TV shows feature women, and with Midge’s vision and these acclaimed producers’ execution, everyone is going to realize women’s sports was an obvious vehicle all along. Someone just had to be first.”

“Midge presented us with the exclusive opportunity to produce an original narrative around women’s sports framed around an offseason tradition she established with the NWSL,” added Baskin, CEO of 32 Flavors. “This was a story that needed to be told, and one that we think represents an entirely new lane of programming. The Offseason is a product of Box to Box Films and our expertise, blending the best of sports and ensemble reality to create a brand-new genre of television. We’re so grateful for Midge’s ingenuity, our creative collaborators at Box to Box Films and the unflinching support from Alexis, whose firm belief in the series has made it a reality.”

Paul Martin, co-founder of Box to Box, commented: “Box to Box pushes creative boundaries in documentary storytelling and The Offseason is just that: the ultimate crossover of premium sports doc and high-end reality featuring some of the most exciting, new, hot-ticket sports stars on the planet. We’ll be working with excellent collaborators in Alexis, Midge and Alex to bring the spotlight to these incredible women giving global audiences a glimpse behind the scenes of what it takes to make a sportswoman a sports star.”

The Offseason is Vanderpump Rules meets Drive to Survive with elements entirely of its own,” noted Purce. “Fueled by the combined energy of incredibly competitive athletes, the series shines a light on our unpublicized lives in between seasons. When the games end, the real drama begins!”