Octuplets: Coming to a cable channel near you?
We’ve already met the Duggar family. We’re intimately familiar with Jon and Kate and their brood of eight. Will Nadya Suleman and her 14 kids be the next super-sized family to get a TLC Show? News reports surfaced Tuesday that 33-year-old Suleman — the now-world-famous mother of six kids who delivered eight more last month — has hired Los Angeles publicists Michael Furtney and Joann Killeen to field interview requests and book, TV, and movie offers. And apparently, there are many: Kaiser Permanente’s Bellflower Hospital, where Suleman gave birth, has intercepted hundreds of requests from as far away as New Zealand. (Though we can assume that our country’s networks put in a hasty bid, as well.)
Personally, I can’t see Suleman simply settling for the chance to sit down with Barbara Walters — not when so many jumbo families are making it big on basic cable. And God knows, Suleman could use the cash: She’s a divorced mom who lives with her mother and, in case you weren’t paying attention, now has 14 kids under the age of 7. Granted, a friend of Suleman’s told The Los Angeles Times that the mother was not seeking fame or financial benefit, just “more children to love.” But love don’t pay for formula and diapers from Costco, man, so it’s safe to say that we haven’t heard the last of this mama and her herd just yet.
What do you think? Should TLC leap at the chance to pair a show about Suleman with Jon and Kate Plus 8 (pictured)?