Just over a year after Todd and Julie Chrisley were convicted of defrauding banks out of more than $30 million, it’s been announced that the family has a new reality show in the works.
According to Deadline, children Chase, Savannah, Chloe, and Grayson, as well as their grandmother Elizabeth “Nanny Faye” Chrisley, will star in a new reality series from “Queer Eye” production company, Scout Productions.
It comes after “Chrisley Knows Best,” which began airing on the USA Network in 2014 and was averaging 1.5 million viewers per episode by 2021, was abruptly canceled by the USA Network in light of the family’s legal troubles.
Here’s what every family member has been up to recently.
Todd Chrisley is currently serving a 12-year sentence at a minimum-security prison in Florida. He recently had his plea to be placed under home confinement rejected.
The “Chrisley Knows Best” star began serving his sentence at the Federal Prison Camp, Pensacola, in Florida in January after he and Julie Chrisley were convicted of defrauding banks out of more than $30 million by providing fake financial statements to make them appear wealthier than they were.
Prosecutors called Todd the “mastermind” of the couple’s years-long tax and bank fraud scheme.
Todd’s minimum security prison is about 450 miles from where the family lived together in Nashville, Tennessee, and daughter Savannah has revealed that the family has been visiting him regularly.
It was reported in July that Todd made a request to be released from prison and placed under house arrest amid claims about the concerning conditions in his facility. However, it was rejected, according to his attorney, Jay Surgent.
If he carries out his entire sentence behind bars, he will be released in 2035, when he is 65.
Julie Chrisley, meanwhile, is serving her seven-year sentence at a medical facility in Kentucky.
Julie first asked to serve her sentence at the Florida Correctional Institute, Tallahassee, which is just under 500 miles south of the family’s base in Nashville but was later assigned to another prison in Florida.
However, when she reported to prison in January, Julie was sent to neither facility, and is currently serving her sentence at Federal Medical Center, Lexington, in Kentucky, the Bureau of Prisons told Insider.
It is unclear how long Julie is going to be at the minimum-security medical center — which is more than 650 miles from Todd’s prison — or why she was sent there.
Julie’s daughter Savannah has been vocal about the conditions at her facility and said on her podcast in February that the prison “has no air” and treats service dogs better than inmates.
More recently, Savannah made the claim that there are possibly poisonous snakes “just casually slithering on the floor” in Julie’s cell “literally right there where her bed is.”
Her brother Chase said the prison officers dealt with the problem by providing prisoners with Mace, a brand of pepper spray, to spray at the reptiles.
If Julie serves her full sentence, she will be released in 2030, when she is 57.
Lindsie Chrisley, Todd’s oldest daughter, who appeared in the first five seasons of “Chrisley Knows Best,” has seemingly reconciled with her father since his sentencing. Her relationship with her siblings still seems shaky.
Lindsie is Todd’s eldest daughter, who he welcomed with his first wife, Teresa Terry.
Over the last year, tension between the 33-year-old and the rest of her Chrisley family has continued.
Lindsie decided not to spend the holidays in 2022 — Todd and Julie’s last with family for the foreseeable future — with the whole family.
In June, she also said she had blocked her half-siblings Savannah, Chase, and Grayson on social media after an argument, but did not disclose any more details. As of August, she is still not following them.
Lindsie and her father staged a public reconciliation on the podcast “Chrisley Confessions” in October last year where they appeared to put the past behind them. In 2019, Lindsie accused her father of trying to extort her by threatening to release a sex tape of her.
Lindsie was not mentioned in an announcement about the Chrisleys’ new reality show, suggesting she will not be part of it.
Savannah Chrisley has been keeping audiences clued up on the family via her weekly podcast. She has also become the primary guardian of her younger siblings.
The 26-year-old has been using her weekly podcast, “Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley,” as a platform to discuss how the family has been doing since “Chrisley Knows Best” was canceled, including updates on how Todd and Julie are faring in prison.
In a recent episode, Savannah described the “nightmare” conditions in their respective facilities, alleging that they both have black mold and asbestos.
Since her parents’ sentences were announced in November, Savannah has also said she has taken custody of her younger siblings, Grayson, 17, and, Chloe, 10, and is now their primary caregiver.
Chase Chrisley has been going through some changes in his personal life and is recently single after splitting from his fiancée.
Chase Chrisley, Todd and Julie’s eldest son together, proposed to his partner of two years Emmy Medders in October 2022, just a month before his parents’ sentences were announced.
However, the 27-year-old announced just nine months later in July 2023 that they had broken up via Instagram.
His rep told People: “Unfortunately things didn’t work and they are both moving on with their lives.”
Grayson Chrisley, Todd and Julie’s 17-year-old son, has been having a hard time without his parents.
Savannah told podcast listeners in February that Grayson “had a breakdown” the week after Todd and Julie reported to prison, and had been generally struggling to adapt to life without them.
The high school senior said in a more recent episode that he and Savannah “butt heads” when planning visits to prison as he finds it hard to strike a balance between spending enough time with his parents and his friends.
“It’s not that I don’t want to go, but I’m also 17,” he said in June.
In the same episode, he said having both his parents in prison was “worse than them dying” as “they’re here, but they’re not here.”
“It’s just time that’s being wasted,” he added.
In August, Savannah said that she, Grayson, and Chloe are all seeing therapists and psychologists to deal with their parents’ absence.
Chloe Chrisley, Todd and Julie’s biological granddaughter, who they have raised as their own, has also been struggling to adapt to life without them.
Todd and Julie legally adopted Chloe in 2017 after both her father, Kyle Chrisley, and mother Angela Johnson, gave up their parental rights.
For the five years before they reported to prison, they raised Chloe, who is now 10, as their own daughter.
Like Grayson, she has been struggling without Todd and Julie. On a podcast episode in November last year, Savannah said that despite her age, Chloe is well aware of the family’s legal woes because “she listens more than you think.”
In early August, Savannah shared on Instagram that Chloe had begun 5th grade, sharing a photo of the youngster next to her locker and writing: “Our sweet Coco is off to 5th grade!! My heart is so happy as we walked through her new school yesterday all I could do is cry.”
She added: “Chloe has gone through A LOT of change but throughout the change she has made so much progress.”
Elizabeth “Nanny Faye” Chrisley has been keeping a relatively low profile as she doesn’t use social media very often.
Todd’s mom, Elizabeth Chrisley, who is affectionately known by the family and fans as Nanny Faye, was a fan favorite among viewers of “Chrisley Knows Best.
Due to the fact that she doesn’t use social media very often, not much is known about how she’s been since the reality show finished airing.
Her granddaughter Lindsie said on her podcast “Southern Tea” in April that Nanny Faye had been living with her in Atlanta, Georgia.
In June, Savannah said on her podcast that while she was shooting Fox’s “Special Forces” reality show, Nanny Faye would be caring for Grayson and Chloe at her home in Nashville.
Kyle Chrisley was arrested for aggravated assault two months after his dad and stepmom reported to prison.
Kyle Chrisley was never a regular cast member on “Chrisley Knows Best,” but the eldest of Todd’s children (who the real estate mogul welcomed with his first wife) did make some sporadic appearances on the show during its 10 seasons.
However, Kyle mainly stayed out of the limelight due to his struggles with addiction and substance abuse, which contributed to his decision to give up his daughter Chloe, who Todd and Julie later adopted.
The 31-year-old was arrested for aggravated assault in Tennessee in March after getting into a physical altercation with a supervisor at the truck rental company he worked for, according to a public citation.
It’s likely that Kyle — like Lindsie — will not feature as part of the new reality series, as he was also not named in the announcement.