“Chrisley Knows Best” Cast Caught in Media Drama as the Show is Renewed

Lindsay Cronin | Apr 24, 2014

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For the “Chrisley Knows Best” cast, there is both good and bad news.

The Hollywood Reporter announced the series was renewed for a second season, making it the first successful unscripted series for the USA Network.

“We knew from the moment we met Todd there was no other character quite like him and whether or not you agree with his parenting style, he has certainly struck a chord with our viewers as their new guilty pleasure,” Heather Olander, senior vp alternative programming for USA Network, said. “We’re excited to continue the laughs and be there for more genuine family moments with Todd and his family in season two.”

For the second installment, USA ordered 12 new episodes, which is four more than the show’s first installment.

Meanwhile, the “Chrisley Knows Best” cast has made headlines, most of which aren’t too flattering.

On April 14, Radar Online reported Todd Chrisley’s creditors were heading to court in an effort to gain access to the thousands of dollars reportedly owed to them as part of his ongoing bankruptcy case.

Representatives for State Bank and Trust Company and U.S. Bank will appeared to request “relief from the automatic stay” in Chrisley’s bankruptcy. Typically during a bankruptcy case, debtors are barred from collecting on what they are owed, but these two banks claim they have a right to go after Chrisley for the unpaid bills ($842,164.49 to State Bank and Trust Company and $33,533.38 to U.S. Bank).

If Chrisley does end up having to pay back the banks, it is possible his USA Network checks would be garnished.

That same day, Radar Online published a report claiming Chrisley refused to pay $24,000 for his son Kyle’s rehab stay in 2011. Chrisley paid $18,000 for the first month of Kyle’s treatment, the documents against him claimed, but he also signed a contract turning his son over to the care of the treatment center, and from there, the center claims he failed to pay the entirety of his bill.

On April 16, Kyle was once again targeted by the tabloids, this time for an alleged assault against a woman, possibly his daughter’s mother.

One year ago, after spending time in rehab, Kyle was arrested and charged with misdemeanor simple battery against Tracy Gordon. The incident resulted in Kyle being placed on probation and Chrisley being accused of another unpaid bill, this one to his lawyer who said that he owed him over $12,000.

In response to all of his money troubles, Chrisley released a statement to People Magazine on April 15 which read, “Mo’ money, mo’ problems. It’s just a regurgitation of what happened in 2012. We’re very blessed. It’s 2014, we’ve moved on.”

The “Chrisley Knows Best” season one finale aired on April 22.

Photo: Tommy Garcia/USA Network

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