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Rebel Wilson to Host ABC Dog Grooming Competition ‘Pooch Perfect’

Lisa Vanderpump will be among the judges for the eight-episode series.

? ABC is going to the dogs with Rebel Wilson.

The Disney-backed broadcast network has tapped the former Pitch Perfect star to host a dog grooming competition series called Pooch Perfect.

Lisa Vanderpump, celebrity dog groomer Jorge Bendersky and vet Dr. Callie Harris will serve as the trio of judges on the eight-episode series from producers Beyond Media Rights Limited. The series is based on the format of the same name that aired last year in Australia that also was hosted by Wilson. The series was originally created in the U.K. and produced by Beyond.

Wilson starred as “Fat Amy” in all three Pitch Perfect films. Pooch Perfect brings the actress back to ABC, where she previously starred in the 2013 comedy Super Fun Night. Here’s a clip of Wilson hosting the Australian version of the series.

Pooch Perfect arrives after HBO Max aired a similar dog grooming competition show last year, Haute Dog. The deal for Pooch Perfect had been in the works for some time as former ABC entertainment president Karey Burke bought the show before being promoted to run Disney studio 20th Television.

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