Move over Ozzy Osbourne. The Hollywood Reporter reports that ABC Family is turning the reality program genre on its head with "My Life Is a Sitcom," a new half-hour primetime reality series about finding a real-life family to serve as the stars of their own sitcom. ABC Family has given a 13-episode order to Nash Entertainment for the series. ABC Family will conduct a nationwide search to find a family to play themselves. It's like MTV's reality series hit "The Osbournes" -- except this family won't start off famous.
ABC Family's series will incorporate the search for the perfect sitcom family as well as other behind-the-scenes efforts into the episodes. The candidates will be narrowed to a field of 13, then nine and, finally, two families will be flown to Los Angeles for screen tests and other competitive elements. The 13-week run of "Sitcom" will conclude with the premiere of the faux sitcom "pilot" featuring the victorious family.
Created by Bruce Nash (NBC's "Meet My Folks") and Jonathan Prince (NBC's "American Dreams"), "Sitcom" will be added as a midseason replacement in January. Nash also will executive produce.