June 1st, 2009
05:57 PM ET

Octumom to become latest reality show star?

Nadya ‘Octumom’ Suleman has just inked a deal to star in a reality TV show about her family.  Now the public will be able to watch Suleman juggle raising her children while living in the public eye; but there is a catch: viewers will only be able to watch if they live in Britain!  The show will first air there and Suleman hopes it will find a home in the US television market as well. Suleman gave birth to octuplets in January expanding her already large brood of young children to a whopping 14.

Would you watch Nadya Suleman's reality show?  Do you think that a reality show is a good idea?

For more on Nadya Suleman’s new reality show- including her shocking comments about Jon and Kate Plus Eight, be sure to watch Showbiz Tonight at 11pm Eastern and Pacific on HLN!


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  3. Concerned American

    PLEASE BOYCOTT THIS SHOW & ANY PRODUCT ADVERTISED DURING ITS BROADCAST.
    Any woman & doctor that purposefully impregnants when the mother can not independently care for her current children (more than 1 at that!) is abusive. LET THE UNETHICAL DOCTOR PAID FOR THE CHILDREN'S CARE!!! HE'S THE DADDY.
    Child labor is child labor even if on prime time!. What ever happened to the legal standard of the "best interest of the child(ren)."
    Hey, I say, DRAG THE DADDY DOCTOR INTO COURT FOR CHILD SUPPORT!!!! DON'T FINANCIALLY SUPPORT CHILD ABUSE. EXPLOITATION IS CHILD ABUSE.

    July 25, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brandi

    OMG PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE no one watch this show if it does come to the US!!! I think it is absolutely horrible that she would even be allowed to have her own show. She obviously had the children for the wrong reasons!! I agree she should get help raising the kids because its not their fault she brought them into this world but a reality show HELL NO!!!!!!!!! SO FRUSTRATED AT THE IDEA!!!!

    June 9, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. M.K. Ultrea

    It's what she had in mind from the beginning, before she was impregnated. It's WHY she was impregnated. When "life imitates art," Reality TV Culture will produce more and Octumom's and their ilk, people desperate to see themselves on the 50" plasma screen and get rich quick in the process. After all, isn't that the New American Dream?

    June 4, 2009 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rose

    This woman is a nut case and an Angelina wannabe – she is pathetic and I feel for those innocent children. Health and Human services needs to intervene and take those children away from her – she is exploiting them. She has finally gotten what she wanted all along – a free ride. Also, I thought student loans were supposed to used for college tuition and not buying houses, cars, manicures, etc.? I definitely will not be watching her on any show.

    June 4, 2009 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Robin

    CHILD SERVICES!!!!! WHERE ARE YOU????!!!!
    PLEASE PROTECT THESE CHILDREN!!
    (and take them away from this clinically insane woman!)

    June 3, 2009 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. cherylriver

    First thing how dare you octomom talk about Jon and Kate. Thay both had job until a couple of years ago.We the viewers made the show what it is today a hit. the media and kates brother and witch of a sister -in- law are only upset because thay are not getting paid for there air time.BOOHOO FOR THEM.
    As for your stupid interview and stupid coments
    Jon and Kate are a lot more educated than you will ever be.You found the money for infertilization and plastic surgies (that did not help)
    what about your kids? But its okay for the tax payers to support your litter.until your litter came along you could not even give them a roof over there head.You are the worst mom ever and those children should be taken from you. We have watched Jon and Kate from day one. As for you.You are only in it for the money. Jon and Kate take care of there family and came provid for them as they have showed us in there shows.If some station is willing to put you on the air its there mistake. Your show I will never watch. If people would stop paying attention to you maybe you will go away.
    And you look nothing like Angie Jolie You are the one with issues

    June 3, 2009 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. de

    I think All reality shows should be removed, an the producers should start making original ideal shows not using no talent idiots..I do not watch reality shows at all...they make sick!!...theres so many people out of work and losing there homes children missing lets concentrate on shows to help people. not shows that dont help or do anything to help peope that really need to be seen an heard about real everyday tragedies of life,not mindless crap shows...maybe then I would watch..

    June 3, 2009 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. de

    and why shouldnt she?....double standards. ok for kate but not octomom?...Imm sure octomoms show would be alot better than jon an kates Boring yawn....

    June 3, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John Honeycutt

    Just one word for octumom.....TRASH

    June 3, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. ENOUGH!

    This lady is insane. She is seriously not fit to raise children and is basking in all this celebrity right now. You can tell just by the way she's carrying herself these days. She knows you all can't get enough of her, and you can't.

    Don't watch her crappy reality show, I know I won't. I don't think I can stomach it.

    By the way, definitely doesn't have an "a" in it and loser only has one "o". Just a little bit of advice for basically everyone who posts on this thing.

    June 3, 2009 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. Geoff

    Only mindless twits see any value in these so-called "reality shows." Jon and Kate Plus Eight is a waste of time. Why should Octumom's show be any different?

    Don't we all have something better to do? If not, you have a miserable existence.

    June 3, 2009 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. Irene

    I have already seen enough of the Octomom! She gets on my nerves and besides I can't undestand what she is saying with that phoney voice . Have had It with her!!

    June 2, 2009 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Lee

    Why does she think that anybody cares how she feels about any other show? NEWS FLASH OCTUMOM every word out of Kate"s mouth are not lies as they are with you so you might just want to step back and think about what you are saying, you do know how to do that right?

    June 2, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  16. cindy

    Omg enough.Give us a break no more of this fruit loop.Dont do this to those poor babie.ENOUGH is Enough

    June 2, 2009 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Disgusted With Reality

    No way-so tired of these reality shows,.people who have no brains making a fortune on acting like an idiot. Reality show people are nothing but a bunch of wanna be's. People with no talent – having 14 kids...8 kids, 19 and counting......You cannot tell me that these shows are not somewhat scripted to add that extra layer of drama-–please! Would Hasselbeck have made it to the View without Survivor? and now she has access to do anything she wants. Jon and Kate are now loaded, and once again, the industry will pay a loser like Octo-mom so much that she will never have to lift a finger again....And she will most likely pop out another 6 to beat the 19 and counting....

    Get a real job, PLEASE............

    June 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Colette

    Just as I expected. Ms. Suleman is a gold digger, with an eye for the main chance. The US airways are filled to bursting with reality shows, and it has gotten to the point where that's all you can find when you want something to zone out on for an hour or so.

    Watching these young kids go about the business of being raised by Ms. Suleman, is less than enthralling. She knew what she was doing from jump! The facial re-construction surgeries, to look similar to Angelina Jolie (HA! as if!), the in-vitro injections when she already had 6 older children.

    I don't care who you are, if any woman in their right mind has 6 kids, she's not looking for anymore!! In this day and age, with the economy in the shape it's in, that is an exercise in futility, and damned stupid to boot!

    Hope our friends across the Pond, boycott this horror show and send a message to the money hungry execs that there's NO SALE HERE!

    If it fails in the UK, then it will stop there! Ms. Suleman you have no soul and you will answer to your Maker for what you've done, and what those kids will go through in the name of your search for the almighty dollar. GET A JOB WOMAN, SET AN EXAMPLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN, WHY DON'TCHA?! 'Nuff said.

    June 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kathie

    I think it is totally wrong for this woman to be allowed to do this reality show, and of all places in the UK. How can anyone watch this and promote the actions of this very greedy person. I work hard to support myself. She is a disgrace to the human race, especially the female population.

    June 2, 2009 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bernie

    I am a bit tired of all these reality shows that explote their children just to gain fame, freebies and money. I would not watch this show and hopefully the public doesn't either. What needs to be done is making sure these children are well taken care of and not with this mother that gave birth to them,. Both her and her doctor need medical assistance. It obvious they are not all up there in the head in making good decisions.

    June 2, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  21. ALEX

    The persons behind this "reality" show are as sick as this abhorrent woman. I cannot believ NO ONE is doing something to protect these innocent kids. Where is child protection services?

    June 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  22. jademom

    It's amazing that she realized america doesn't want to see more of her so the only deal she could get was in Britan...I hope it stays there...at least Jon and Kate had a valid reason to have 6 at a time and it wasn't IVF on purpose.

    June 2, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ETGifford

    Enough already!

    What is it with people having these huge families and thinking it is a good thing? In one the older kids buddy with a younger one because the parents cannot take care of them. Then we have another show where the fame and stress of all the children are tearing the parents apart. Bring in Octomom and now we have a truly mentally ill person affecting the lives of 14 children.

    There are so many couples out there childless that are mentally healthy and work. Octomom should be finding great homes for her kids instead of exploitation.

    Sadly – there will be idiots that watch this and this will spur on more inappropriate behavior.

    June 2, 2009 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  24. sara

    No, It's just another way for America to pay her bill's so she can sit on her arse and shop. I work hard for my money anyone want to give me a reality show. It could be on the daily struggles I have like trying to make ends meet and only being able to have one baby because I sure the heck cant afford two in this economy or on my family's income. She is a joke and poor excuse for a human being and I pray she reads this. Anyone supporting her should be ashamed. She couldnt even answer questions that were asked of her on Dr. Phil. She had him answer her probably scripted questions at that. Also, anyone who repeatedly has to use welfare should have to have their dang tubes tied by law. I could go on and on, but who am I. These are just my opinions. Just venting...TEEHEE

    June 2, 2009 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Debbie

    No biggie, guys. NO ONE will be watching... who cares to watch her neglect her children and act like a witch.

    June 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Kim

    Why does anybody watch these family reality shows? What is the appeal to watching 8 kids go to the petting zoo while Kate yells at John for not doing anything? Why do I need to see that religious woman who censors what he children have access to telling me that Kirk Cameron is someone we should look up to? 4 wasn't enough soon we needed shows with 8, 11, 17, 27 kids. On top of that there's the shows about celebrity families, rich families, rich ganster families, rich L.A. kids, rich bride, poor bride, shows just about tatoos and even a reality show for the playboy harem! I am so sick of shows where people do nothing but yell at each other, it makes me want to throw things at the TV. I'm NOT a celebrity, GET ME OUT OF HERE!!!

    June 2, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  27. Susan Harris

    Best comment I've seen yet on Octo-Mom:

    It's a vagina, not a clown car.

    June 2, 2009 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  28. Lisa

    I want to puke.. This PIG should be ashamed of herself, as well as the doctor who performed the invitro. This jerk is just looking to make a quick buck.. Go out and get a real job like the rest of us poor slobs do. More exploited children, what about her other 6 children. Are they going to be on the show too? Anyone who watches this mess is a bigger ass than she is. Don't watch the show, the show doesn't get rating, the channel drops the show, we don't have to see her ugly mug on the TV.

    June 2, 2009 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  29. Nancy

    I wouldn't watch her show if that was the only thing on TV. She is exploiting her children and we already know she hascaera's following her every move. What I would like to know is what kind of a mother she is without the cameras

    June 2, 2009 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  30. Thyria Jones

    She has clearly been trying to get famous from the beginning. I suppose this is one way to generate some money to take care of all of those kids, but I think she is a pathetic, mental case. I hope the US television market ignores her. Enough Already!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  31. Mel

    Regarding Suleman and her children... I would not waste a second of my time to watch any show produced, nor would I read a book written about her and her children. I am so sick to think people in this world don't have enough drama in their own lives or that they would waste their time watching someone else raise a family when we all have enough to do raising our own families. I feel the Suleman story is way out and exaggerated. She does not impress me nor anyone in our families, and personally she doesn't even portray herself as a Christian so how are these little ones going to grow up with a mother whom seems to be a mental problem child herself and now these babies are going to be raised by her and in the eyes of the media, Britain or not. I think it is truly HIDEOUS!! God Bless all the children throughout this very selfish act to be someone and make money at the expense of her children.

    June 2, 2009 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  32. Pat

    I truely don't trust her at all. Since the begining she was stating oh no she was not interested in a show. Nor was she trying to look like Angelina Joley. "NOT" I just son't trust her at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very untruthful person. We all knew she was in it for the money! She also denied it from the begining all so. I worry for the children. Sad,sad.

    June 2, 2009 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  33. ruby cunningham

    ex[loitation of children on tv is not something that i watch now or in the past, most certainly not in the future. i try to watch shows that make sense like game shows, pbs, home improvement shows, history and travel to name a few.

    June 2, 2009 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  34. kathleen carter

    I'm happy to say I have never tuned into any reality show!!!! So I would certainly not tune in to this one, this woman's 15 minutes of fame are up. Thank God for Law & Order reruns

    June 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Irene

    I would watch it . It is even better then "Seven Heaven" show. My life would seem so quet comparing even to 7 children. I think it would be an eye candy.

    June 1, 2009 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jonny

    I hope the deal is that someone puts her out of her misery. I hate that my tax dollars go to support this kind of person.

    June 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Loretta

    I would definately NOT watch a reality show on Octumom! It's been so nice not to have to hear about her the last while.
    She only had 8 babies to become famous (Or Infamous) and the media played right into it.
    Ignore her and she'll fade away.

    June 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Chris

    I'm an American living in London and don't have a t.v.! Looks like I'll have to get one of those receivers for my computer so I can watch this. I don't think this show is a good idea for the kids but they say most people watch Nascar for the wrecks, I guess the tabloid culture of this country has gotten to me!

    June 1, 2009 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  39. JRoss

    Some people just never grow up. This woman is a complete Looser (note the big "L") who already had 6 kids, no income, lived at home with her unfortunate parents – who obviously should have kicked her in the #*@! years ago – and then went out and purposely got pregnant again. How she paid for the treatment God only knows. If anybody actually validates this womans actions and provides her with an income by watching this show they should have their head examined.

    June 1, 2009 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  40. spacebunny

    Having 8 babies at the same time is called a litter. When dogs have puppies you put them in a box and pass them off to your friends and neighbors. Someone needs to call the Department of Children and Families and find good homes for that 'litter.'

    June 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |

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