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Heene Family's Reality Is TV

10/16/2009 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE 2:20 PM ET -- A TLC official tells TMZ the Heene family approached the network "months ago" with a reality show idea, but the network passed.

TMZ has learned the Heene family has been pitching a reality show about the wacky family, as one TV source put it, "all over town."

Heene Family
We're told Richard Heene pitched a series to Relativity Real, as well as RDF Productions. RDF produces "Wife Swap," on which the family appeared back in March.

We're also told the Heene's have made the rounds at the networks, including TLC. Of course, TLC produced "Jon & Kate Plus 8."

So is balloon boy the ultimate reality show pitch?

Stay tuned...

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yazzie    

FOOLS FIRST!

1648 days ago
2.

Louie    

This is so not news sick of this story. these people are total fakes.. first!!!

1648 days ago
3.

RRRuf    

looked like a giant Jiffy Popcorn

1648 days ago
4.

shiner    

they r too boring to watch

1648 days ago
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ktb    

As much as I despise them and hope they fail in whatever they are trying to pursue with this...

this HAS been one of the most entertaining news stories in a while.

1648 days ago
6.

Sal    

Overall, I prefer Judge Milian.

1648 days ago
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yazzie    

WHY? I knew it yesterday. I was really hoping for them all to crash in the eletric lines.SICK,disfuntional trashy loosers.

1648 days ago
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shiner    

they r not entertaining at all. wife needs a hair cut and the boys will probly juggle balls and balance a vase on their chins. Dad will be the funny drunk who hits on neighbors.

1648 days ago
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jr    

they need to get this ass hole and his wife to jail we have real people that needs 911 stupids ass holes

1648 days ago
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michelleh    

Hey Harvey..... Could this be a case of Munchausen by Proxy or is it mainly just famewhoring?

Munchausen by proxy syndrome (MBPS) is a relatively uncommon condition that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a primary caretaker.

1648 days ago
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Simone - number 1    

First page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1648 days ago
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yazzie    

I seen it also and there a real messed up bunch. Those kids are messed up really bad. The parents told them to lie and they couldnt keep it straight on CNN last night. Those brats need a real slap in the face along with the nasty parents. REALLY TRASH!

1648 days ago
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o rly    

Wacky family? Definitely a relation to SIMONE.

*hearts*

1648 days ago
14.

susan    

knew it......frauds.....they need to pay for the services they used yesterday and follow it up with community service.

Why are those kids out of school? Where is child protective services????

1648 days ago
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pollynoo    

Mama-san Heene likey hinky kinky love all day long! Me love you long time, mama-san say. Ooh, so hoh-nay, mama-san so hoh-nay...but she makes ugly effing kids.

Go see Jim Jones, Heene family.

1648 days ago
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