The Red High Heels singer made the announcement during the network's annual upfront media presentation on Thursday (02Apr15), but she admitted the 10-episode pickup was surprising since she only presented network bosses with a short montage of clips and doesn't even have a title for the series.

She tells Rolling Stone Country, "We're in the creative process right now. We did a little sizzle reel, and when we went to pitch the sizzle reel, we were just so lucky to go forward. We didn't think we would go straight to series without a pilot."

The new project marks Pickler's return to the small screen after finding fame on the fourth season of TV talent show American Idol in 2006, and winning ballroom contest Dancing with the Stars in 2013.

Pickler is even teaming up with Idol host Ryan Seacrest, who also produces Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and she insists the collaboration was destined to be the right fit.

She says, "I've been offered reality shows since Idol. With Ryan it just felt right. We've been talking about it for years, and just have never made it a priority."

Pickler's unscripted series, tentatively titled I Love Kellie Pickler, is slated to premiere this autumn (15).