MSN and the producers of NBC’s The Biggest Loser have teamed up to produce an original reality online series about crazy families that may be hosted by Chelsea Handler.
A casting notice on non-scripted casting site Reality Wanted is seeking “the Chelsea Handler of moms” for an original series about families with crazy traditions:
Are you a family that bickers and argues, but still knows what it means to be a tight-knit family unit? Are you a mom who loves her family, but still needs a little “me time” every once in a while? We want to hear about your fun family traditions. Whether it’s a yearly hunting trip, a monthly motorcycle ride, or just a quirky family picnic, we want to hear your stories!
Whether Handler is attached to the project is unknown, but for the stand-up comedian, humorist, television host, best-selling author and Playboy cover model, online video isn’t unfamiliar territory.
Since 2007, Handler has appeared in In the Motherhood, an MSN online original starring Leah Rimini and featuring other Playmate-turned-mommy Jenny McCarthy that was picked up by ABC and starred Jessica St. Clair, Megan Mullally, and Cheryl Hines. Handler had to drop out of the project due to her show on E! Chelsea Lately.
3 Ball Productions, the company behind the series, is currently casting two reality shows with ABC. Question: Given MSN’s track record with ABC, its relationship with Handler on In the Motherhood, and the fact that Handler’s name is all over the casting notice, do you think she’s involved? Sound off below.