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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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91.

erica    

omg i recognizse thse people. i remember them from one of those wife switching shows. The dad is a total nut case! He treats his wife like crap too! they're that family where they chased storm for a living and brought their kids along and the father would flip out over the littlest thing. notice how he barely let the wife speak? yeah that's cause he treats her like the maid. don't give this family a show. give the a psych ward to send the father to. They just happened to have a camera? this SCREAMS publicity stunt

1741 days ago
92.

aj    

"that flying jiffy pop contraption was not created by Heene. You can buy the kit online. I kind of thought it wasn't carrying the child, because it was flying through the air too fast. Their little stunt cost 28,000 dollars. He was a wack job on the wife swapping show, and he hasn't changed. Using your children to get rich sucks.

1741 days ago
93.

whateverusay    

You lost me when he called his old lady his "Ninja Wife". What an ahole.

1741 days ago
94.

Stephanie Jo    

This family wanted to get a reality show out of this stunt, now they are The Most Hated Family in America!!! To think that I wasted a prayer on them...Shame Shame!! They should pay dear!

1741 days ago
95.

Jenn    

I sooooooo called it...

Mayumi and Rick, Plus Stupid Kid Trick.

1741 days ago
96.

Trevor    


More loser-trash parents trying to pimp their kids!

1741 days ago
97.

billiejeanRIP    

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NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1741 days ago
98.

Stephanie Jo    

YOU OBVIOUSLY CARE!! GET OFF THE SITE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT AND STOP WASTING VALUABLE SPACE LOSER!

1741 days ago
99.

nightcrawler    

total stupidity. I did like watching the balloon thinking that a little boy was inside. When it was announced that it was the lunatic WS family, I knew they were full of it.

1741 days ago
100.

Sloane    

youtube " WIFE SWAP HEENE"

no way is he French-no accent and not a French surname

you'll see the 2 different episodes of the shows that they participated in

thinking he chose an Asian wife so he could exert his crazy dominance in the household

all kinds of crazy in the world-here is another one
sad for the children

CPS alert!!!!!!!!!!

1741 days ago
101.

ecco6t9    

There was never any story here to begin with.

1741 days ago
102.

Luornu    

On FOX NEWS Website:

"Prior to moving to Colorado, Heene and his wife were aspiring ACTORS in Los Angeles who met at an ACTING school, a source told Foxnews.com."

1741 days ago
103.

Smooth Criminals    

I just watched the Heene episode of Wife Swap on youtube. Richard Heene is seriously nuts. I thought there was something strange about him when I saw him on LKL last night. He's even worse than I thought. He has absolutely no impulse control and acts as if he's on coke. The boys act just like him.

Children Services really needs to investigate that family.

1741 days ago
104.

ibrahim    

YESS!!!
they need a reality show!!

this family is soo messed up.... i would watch them every week!

1741 days ago
105.

They were in it for the money    

Sorry my mistake for misspelling Heene.
Anyway...Yes, getting back to this million watts of electricity run by helium and 2 C batterys. Did you notice how the cops bashed it with pitchforks-metal and nothing happened. Nobody went zap! The only thing that went Zap is this guys brain and his life now. He fried whatever attempt he was trying to make-Wet noodle!

I'm still disturbed by that youtube video. It's not funny when you have 3 boys under the age of 10 talking and behaving like that. What values has these parents instilled in these young boys? None, that is evident. They are 3 boys on the loose with absolutely no control. People like Richard and his wife have no business having children if they can't teach them correctly.

Now... GIVE US MORE MJ NEWS!

1741 days ago
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