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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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31.

Simone    

My evil twin is from planet "Look at me, look at me!" She is starved for attention, people.

1644 days ago
32.

Justice !    

The stunt this family pulled yesterday will be the reason why they "never" get their own show! Pure Idiots!

1644 days ago
33.

kathij    

why couldn't the parents be put in a balloon and let go? Then maybe those kids can be raised not to be the obnoxious brats that they are now.

1644 days ago
34.

lilliana.m.garcia    

#10 This could be a case of Munchausen's ..never thought of that

1644 days ago
35.

jen newman    

the father looked stone on GMA - his eyes were half-shut, his mouth was dry, his speech was impaired. when the child vomited, the mother handed him a bowl to throw up in and waited for someone from GMA to ask if she wanted to take him off camera since he was sick. Her reply -- "Oh, can I?" it was like she has no mind of her own and is controlled by the idiot father. Most mothers would have taken the kid immediately to the bathroom or somewhere else. What a family!!!!

Jen Newman

1644 days ago
36.

Simone - number 1    

I am not your twin. You are just a pathetic fat male trying to get the attention. You knew that I am always THE first and you are trying to get some attention for your pathetic and empty life using my name. It's funny!!!!! You just can make me laugh!!!! You are just proving that in some way other people are paying attention on me. Jealousy is the name of it.

1644 days ago
37.

Armando    

I swear thats what went through my mind when i saw the interview where the kid blabbered out that they did it for the show, when the dad said "man" he wanted to strangle the poor thing LOL

1644 days ago
38.

sss    

1644 days ago
39.

Simone    

Can someone please show my evil twin how much time she is wasting on this site? Help her get something called "A LIFE"? You know - places to go, things to do, all that? It's not getting through to her thick brain.

1644 days ago
40.

Simone    

Oh, Disney. How low you have sunk.

1644 days ago
41.

Simone - number 1    

Well, you stay here all day long. So, if somebody here needs a life, this person is you. You should Pay more attention around, be aware!!!!

1644 days ago
42.

LWH    

Doesn't take a genius to know this was a publicity stunt; I knew it as soon as I saw it. Fine the frauds, and maybe even jail time should be dished out.

1644 days ago
43.

Simone    

My evil twin is here far more than most people on this site. I, in act, barely comment.

1644 days ago
44.

michelleh    

#35 - that was my first thought when I heard about the little guy throwing up on TV. It's very easy for a 6 year old to get overwhelmed as well and that could have been just a natural reaction to nerves & being up all night. The Dad was a D-bag as well....he just seemed to blow it all off and go straight back to his first love, the TV cameras.

1644 days ago
45.

Simone    

Don't judge people you don't know, you stupid loser. In fact, all one has to do - without commenting - is look at posts to see what a c*** you truly are.

Pwned, again.

1644 days ago
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