November 23rd, 2011
09:58 AM ET
A new reality TV indulgence is coming our way courtesy of “Jersey Shore” executive producer SallyAnn Salsano, according to a statement from VH1.
“Mama Drama” will drop partying mom/daughter pairs (and one trio) into the same house so we can watch as the moms live out their preference to be more like friends with their daughters than parents. We're thinking this is going to be kind of like “Jersey Shore” meets “Bad Girls Club” meets “Toddlers and Tiaras.”
The moms and their BFF daughters are dolled up for a promo shot in super-tight mini dresses and stilettos, giving us a hint at what's to come.
Says "Jersey Shore" EP Salsano to the Hollywood Reporter, "This show is emotionally and visually stimulating...These characters are real and raw and don't apologize for anything."
Salsano adds that she can understand some of the close mother-daughter bonds depicted in the show, as she's tight with her own mom - although she can't relate to their social lives. “I can tell you I’ve never been to a nightclub doing shots and hooking up with guys in front of my mother," she tells THR.
But according to VH1’s Original Programming and Production EVP, Jeff Olde, “We see examples of this all around today with mothers living vicariously through their daughters."
VH1 has ordered 10 episodes of the “docu-style social experiment,” which premieres January 1 at 9 p.m. Will you watch “Mama Drama”?
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