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Award-Winning Reality Show “Hollywood Unexpected…” Premieres April 21st on the XOTV Network

By Jessica Ross

I am delighted to announce that “Hollywood Unexpected…” is premiering April 21st on the XOTV Network. “Hollywood Unexpected…” is an award-winning reality show that follows my journey into my exciting, interesting, and often dramatic life, which centers around Hollywood and what happens behind the scenes. It reveals the ambitions , the disappointments, the ups and downs of what people of every age may be experiencing.

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Going to auditions, walking down red carpets, and being invited to the best parties in town. Things are moving along, working on different projects then slowly but surely life changed for everyone. A pandemic!

The inspiration for “Hollywood Unexpected” began when I was surprised with a trip to Virginia to visit friends after having one of the most stressful years ever. Anticipating to enjoy a relaxing vacation away from the city, it instead turns out to become an adventure of a lifetime.

Alex Jerrel, photo by Natalie Iseli

Filmed throughout Los Angeles with the first several episodes taking place in Virginia, a special preview episode of “Hollywood Unexpected” was presented with the award for best comedy and received an honorable mention for the highest rated audience award at the iHollywood Film Festival.

Photo credit: Stephen Shadrach

Having been intertwined with the entertainment industry for over 10 years, there is so much off camera that people don’t see. Viewers will get a glimpse of what goes on at red carpet events, daily life, auditions, and be exposed to what it’s really like. Just as it did for so many, things drastically changed after 2020. When I was surprised with a trip to Virginia and experienced the lifestyle there, it was so much different than what I am used to, and truly one of my most memorable experiences. I can’t wait to share Hollywood Unexpected.

With music by producer Dito Godwin and Jon Udell, cast members include Penn and Teller's Wes Iseli , former supermodel Ronnie Carol, Malibu Crush star James Pratt, red carpet flashbacks from Bai Ling, Patty Stranger and Farrah Abraham, as well as appearances from her friends and colleagues.

"Hollywood Unexpected" is relatable to anyone that's going through life and pursuing their goals. In "Hollywood Unexpected" , I share the laughter, the feelings, the tears, from what we have all experienced since the pandemic , as well as what we will face in the future separately and together.

Tune in to Hollywood Unexpected April 21st on the XOTV Network at . The show can be seen online and selected channels on Smart TVs.

Watch the trailer at


When co-founder Franz Michael reached 100,000 subscribers on YouTube in 2017, the algorithm changed and resulted in his account losing views.

The loss of views meant he was also losing considerable income. He knew there had to be a solution, which is why he reached out to Franz about starting their own platform.

The mission would be to make a new way of creating, connecting, and consuming with others online while putting user privacy first.Later that same year they created XOTV. Shows on XOTV are available online and select Smart TV channels.

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Jessica Ross

Since August 2022, Jessica Ross has been a contributor at Heart of Hollywood Magazine. Recent work includes Hollywood Unexpected airing on the XOTV Network digitally and broadcast beginning April 21st and a starring role in the upcoming suspense thriller, Mr. Smith. In December, she was a lead and co-producer in "Chasing Stars", a comedic-drama reality tv show pilot with an all female cast and crew.

Center Stage, Vegas Unlimited, Indie Activity, Action Magazine, Voyage LA, Cinderella of New York, Juwai, Bizbooast, Heart of Hollywood, JAMO Magazine, Entertainment Network Live, It Can By You, Livein Style Magazine, BuzzFeed and CBS are just a few of the media outlets she has been featured on.

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