As Good As It Gets: Meet TLC stars Brook and Tara
Brook Roberts and Tara Gray are best friends in real life, which makes for rapid-fire banter and non-stop hilarity on their new TLC series “The Good Buy Girls”. The twosome are former beauty queens who are known to home shopping audiences for selling, selling, selling. The TLC network is hoping their brand of high-energy hawking and talking will translate into a loyal audience for this show within a show. The ladies find and test the best products for their “day jobs” – hosting on a shopping network. So far, viewer reaction has been overwhelming positive with TLC moving its time slot to lead in to the network’s ratings darling “Toddlers & Tiaras”.
Ask anyone whose ever done a reality series and they will tell you it will test every nerve and can jeopardize even the strongest relationships. But even the intense 24/7 filming schedule has seemed to faze the pair – who live, work, shop and even travel together. Roberts calls Gray “kind” and “beyond generous” and says she hopes their show will “encourage women to stop tearing one another down and start supporting each other so we all succeed together.”
But don’t let this lack of girl-on-girl drama fool you. Gray says the show is chock full of “Nonstop Lucy and Ethel, Laverne and Shirley, Kathie Lee and Hoda hilarity.” It’s because the ladies aren’t afraid to get down and dirty testing products to the extreme. “Like diving into a pool with a full face of makeup on to prove the effectiveness of a makeup setter, or exercising in menopause pajamas in a hot sauna to prove they really do keep you from sweating,” she says.
In true Good Buy Girls fashion, Roberts and Gray are giddy over their favorite Father’s Day gift (June 16). It’s called the Selk’bag – a sleeping bag that you can walk, hike, bike, run and oh yes, sleep in. Shopbt.com
Tune-in to “The Good Buy Girls” on Wed. with back-to-back episodes starting at 7 PM.