Bravo shines the spotlight on the real lives of parents and their would-be child stars in the new original weekly series "Showbiz Moms & Dads." This six-part, one-hour series features five extraordinary families from around the country determined to find fame and fortune for their children—no matter what the cost.
"Showbiz Moms & Dads" follows each family's day-to-day struggle over the course of several months as the kids audition for television shows and commercials, rehearse music routines, compete in beauty pageants and struggle to land roles in feature films. As they make their way along the unpredictable road to fame, we'll witness the extreme measures some parents will take to make their children into stars.
Whether it's an aggressive stage mom pushing her child forward, or it's a reluctant, uncertain mother whose child is the driving force, "Showbiz Moms" explores the true lives of these determined families—and reveals stories both heartwarming and shocking.
"Showbiz Moms & Dads" features the following families:
Duncan Nutter relocated his wife and seven children from their rural home in Vermont to a tiny two-bedroom apartment in New York so the family could pursue acting careers in the big city. But not everyone made the move willingly, and tensions in the Nutter home are high. With acting gigs being few and far-between, Duncan is forced to take a low-wage job as a theater usher to support the family. Living on top of each other in cramped quarters, tempers reach a boiling point and some family-members openly rebel, determined to leave acting behind and return to their old life in the country.
Hollywood agent Kimberly is a single mom sacrificing her own dreams for her daughter. As an insider in the business, she puts all of her energy into her daughter's career, often at the expense of her own. Whether spending days on sets, driving to auditions, or going to rehearsals, Kimberly's determined to make her daughter Jordan a star. At age 8, the young actress is well on her way to success, having landed roles in two feature films and on Disney Channel's "That's So Raven." While mom Kimberly is strict, she has a close relationship with her daughter, who truly loves the spotlight and is on her way to success.
Child beauty pageants are an obsession for the Tye family. Debbie takes her four year-old daughter Emily from city to city throughout Florida on weekends to participate in...