Carla Collins dreams of Hollywood stardom

New half-hour docu-series on TVtropolis follows the comedian through her misadventures in LA.

A new Canwest series starring comedian Carla Collins premieres on TVtropolis April 19 at 9 pm. Carlawood is a half-hour documentary series that follows the TV personality as she chases her dream of nailing down fame and fortune in Hollywood.

In the show, Collins hits the audition circuit, performs at comedy clubs throughout Los Angeles and attends celeb-studded parties with her new Tinseltown husband, Tyrone Power Jr., the son of the famous American actor from the ’30s to ’50s. The target audience for Carlawood, produced by Toronto-based Lone Eagle Entertainment, is adults aged 25 to 54, skewing younger and female. All of the eight episodes have been produced, but there are sponsorship opportunities available to tag promos or sponsor menu frames, says a Canwest spokesperson. The show will also rerun throughout the summer.

Collins is an award-winning comedian, actress and radio and television host. She hosted CTV’s Entertainment Now in the ’90s, and was the host of a Mix 99.9 show from 1992 to 1994 and again from 2001 to 2003. She starred as Rusty Sinclair on the campy soap Paradise Falls and has appeared in numerous movies of the week.