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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2012 3:45 pm

To say that Dina Eastwood — wife of Clint — is close to the boy band Overtone might be an understatement.

So how well does she know these six guys from South Africa?

“I do know what type of underwear everyone wears,” she told reporters recently, “because I’ve washed it.”

Overtone has lived with the Eastwoods for three years, and that living arrangement is the focus of the reality series “Mrs. Eastwood & Company” (debuting 10 p.m. EDT Sunday, E!).

Dina Eastwood is the manager of the group, which she discovered while visiting her husband on the set of “Invictus.” Virtually penniless, the six-man act came to live with the Eastwoods and get it together.

The series will not look at the Eastwood marriage or get very personal with Clint, she says. It’s all about the singing group and the living arrangements. This won’t be another Kardashians-type of show.

However, family does play into the episodes.

Complicating matters is the fact that the Eastwoods have teenage daughters, and, of course, there’s Clint, who likes his privacy.

“The guy is quiet,” she says of Clint. “Sometimes not quiet at home ever, but the guy makes movies ... I worked in television, and I’m loud. And he just respects the fact that I’ve done something with this amazing band, and I want to see it through, and I’m hopeful that we’ll get a national and international platform for my six adopted sons.

“He’s not doing cartwheels that I’m doing a reality show. You know, he’d rather that I play golf with him more. But he’s excited to see the success of the band.”

Clint has a limited role in the series, she says. Dina and Clint Eastwood have been married 16 years.

“There are no episodes about Clint, but he graciously appears in a couple of episodes, if that makes sense,” she says. “And he doesn’t have a problem with it. It was his choice.”

Other highlights for the week of May 20-26 (listings subject to change; check local listings):


“Billboard Music Awards” (8 p.m., ABC). “Modern Family” stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen host this ceremony honoring hitmakers.

“Family Guy” (9 p.m., Fox). In the ninth-season finale, we see the world through Stewie’s eyes, and Peter takes on the chicken again.

“Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt” (9 p.m., CBS). Jesse investigates a murder as he eyes a police-chief job.

“Celebrity Apprentice” (9 p.m., NBC). The Donald names a winner for the latest edition.


“Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. the World” (10 p.m., CBS). Sometimes the commercials are better than the actual show. Viewers get to see inventive commercials from across the globe and then vote on their favorite.

“I Cloned My Pet” (10 p.m., TLC). Owners bring their pets back to life — in a manner of speaking — with new technology.


“Dancing with the Stars” (9 p.m., ABC). A winner is announced for season 14.

“Glee” (9 p.m., Fox). It’s graduation day as the season wraps up, and the Glee kids look over the lessons they’ve learned.


“American Idol” (8 p.m., Fox). Rihanna performs in the season finale as yet another singer we’ll forget about is revealed.


“So You Think You Can Dance” (8 p.m., Fox). Auditions are launched in Dallas and New York City.


“Super Shark” (9 p.m., Syfy). This sci-fi movie is like “Jaws” on steroids.

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