‘Hollywood Moms’ Club’: New Reality Show In The Works
Use the words “mom” and “reality show” in the same sentence and you’re bound to get a reaction. To me, it conjures up images of tears and tantrums â€“ and that’s just the grown-ups! Okay, in all seriousness, Alison Sweeney and Ali Landry are teaming up with TV Guide Network to executive produce and star in Hollywood Moms Club. The series will document the pair’s real-life “supper club” that includes fellow moms Denise Richards (she’ll appear in the first episode), Lisa Rinna, Candance Cameron Bure and Kyle Richards. (It’s like a giant D-list potluck!)
If, like me, you’re familiar with the names Sweeney and Landry but you’re not sure how or why, here’s a primer: Sweeney is host of The Biggest Loser and she also plays Sami Gene Brady on Days of our Lives. Landry is a model and actress, though her claim to fame is playing the “Doritos Girl” in a 1998 Superbowl commercial. Both are moms: Sweeney has a six- and two-year-old while Landry has a four-year-old â€“ and she’s currently pregs with her second.
Here’s the thing: if this show were actually about these women’s families â€“ including all the gritty stuff like kids’ meltdowns and play-date hell â€“ we’d actually tune in and give it a shot. Sure, it would be fully staged, but I’m thinking early days Jon & Kate Plus 8 (back when it was raw and organic and, dare I say it, entertaining â€“ long before Kate Gosselin was a tabloid name). But, in actuality, the show will simply consist of Sweeney and Landry hosting potluck dinners with their buddies and dishing on motherhood.
“Alison Sweeney and I started a supper club and invited our favorite celebrity moms friends…” Landry says in TV Guide. “We get together at each other’s homes once a month for dinner, and they always lead to fun, unexpected moments and candid conversations between great friends.”
Wow, that sounds really fascinating (zzzzzzzz….).
The only truth here is that if I’m going to watch trashy reality TV, it better be suck-me-right-in trash, like The Rachel Zoe Project (oh, the drama!) or even America’s Next Top Model (who doesn’t love a good cat fight?). But a group of sleep-deprived women eating dinner and bitching about their kids and husbands? Um, isn’t the whole point of TV to escape your own reality? Duh.
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