Octuplets Mom Gets Reality TV Show
June 1, 2009 - 2:34 PMThe Southern California woman who gave birth to the world's longest-surviving set of octuplets has signed a deal to star in a reality television series, her lawyer said Sunday.
Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to the six boys and two girls in January and also has six other children, agreed to be filmed for a proposed television show by Eyeworks, a Netherlands-based production company, attorney Jeff Czech said.
The company hasn't yet sold the show to any American television network, he said.
The show will be modeled after a successful Eyeworks TV series in Denmark that documents the lives of four children from the day they were born until they become adults.
"They came up with this idea, presented to her and she liked it because she'll get to use a camera and do some of the filming herself," Czech told The Associated Press.
He said film crews will not follow Suleman and her children 24 hours a day, but will document certain milestones such as birthdays and special events.
"It'll be less intrusive than a reality TV type of program," Czech said.
An after-hours call to the Eyeworks office in Amsterdam went unanswered.
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