Variety reports novelist James Patterson is developing a reality show with LMNO, the folks behind "Temptation Island." And no, it’s not going to be about a writer and his factory of scribes. The proposed series will focus on "the generation gap that exists within families."
"It could be about how a father and son look at things differently," said LMNO
exec Eric Schotz, explaining that one episode might take a parent and child and
have them both teach a sex-ed class.
Patterson said he decided to jump into the waters of reality TV because he
"had what I consider to be an irresistible idea. I couldn’t resist it, as much
as I tried."
He believes writing novels isn’t that far removed from
producing unscripted TV shows. "When reality TV is done well, as it is in the case of ‘The Apprentice,’ you
can’t stop turning the pages," he said.