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


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

Aca-pawesome? 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.

Each episode will showcase 10 dog groomers in the country and their assistants competing in challenges including “Immunity Puppertunity” and the “Ultimutt.” (Yes, really.) Here’s how ABC describes it: “In these challenges, the teams face off in…

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