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Bruce Beresford-Redman Gets New Show, Wife's Murder Still Unsolved

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LOS ANGELES -- Reality TV producer Bruce Beresford- Redman, who's currently a person of interest in the murder of his wife, Monica Beresford-Redman, will have a new show on the CW network for the 2010-11 season.

The CW has picked up a show, partly owned by Bruce Beresford-Redman, called "Shedding for the Wedding," according to reports. The show is a reality weight-loss competition about couples trying to lose weight for their wedding days.

Beresford-Redman is listed as an executive producer of the show, along with his partner Rick Hurvitz and David Broome of 25/7 Productions.

Beresford-Redman will get profits from the show if he can fulfill his duties as an executive producer. That means he'd have to come back to the United States when the show is being produced.

Celebrity website TMZ is also reporting that the casting director used to help sell the show was Joy Pierce, the woman Beresford-Redman was allegedly having an affair with when his wife was murdered during a family trip to Cancun.

Beresford-Redman reported his wife missing on Tuesday April 6, telling police and relatives that she never made it back to the Moon Palace Hotel after a solo shopping excursion the day before.

But police officials say there is no record of her having left the hotel grounds. Security guards check all cars that come and go.

Monica's naked body was found in a septic tank at the hotel April 8, which would have been her 42nd birthday. Investigators say she died some time on April 5th.

A guest at the hotel reported hearing a commotion coming from the room occupied by the couple on the day Monica died. The hotel staff in Cancun was notified that the guest heard "a woman screaming for help" around 6 a.m. on Monday April 5. The guest also reported the "sounds of furniture being moved or thrown" coming from the Beresford-Redman room. A security guard said that a hotel employee called the room to check on the complaint and said, "A man answered the phone and said that everything was fine."

Mexican authorities said they're waiting for the results of forensic tests before deciding whether to arrest Bruce Beresford-Redman in the death of his wife. Meanwhile, he has been ordered to remain in Mexico.

The couple's two children, Camila, 5, and Alec, 3, are back in Los Angeles. A judge has granted temporary custody to Bruce Beresford-Redman's parents, but Monica Beresford-Redman's family is now fighting for custody. In a declaration submitted Monday, Carla Burgos Van Bastelaar, Monica's sister, urges Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff to choose her over Monica's in-laws.

"I have always been extremely close to Monica; she was my best friend," Van Bastelaar says. "We told each other everything. I also have been very close to the children and have a wonderful relationship with them."

The woman also says she would like to make her other sister, Jeane Burgos, co-guardian of the children and has no intention of keeping the boy and girl away from their paternal grandparents.

Monica Beresford-Redman, a native of Brazil, owned the Zabumba Restaurant on Venice Boulevard near Overland Avenue.

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