FOX making over families; Little People of America was consulted about show.

FOX making over families; Little People of America was consulted about show.

FOX is scouring the south for families, but applicants need not fear Paris and Nicole invading their space and ruining their reputation. Instead, they’re casting for Family Time, which the Macon Telegraph says will “take that family, whether its background be Mayberry or Burberry, and, over the course of an episode, spruce up its looks, its lawn, its home and, in some cases, its pets.”

Meanwhile, producers of FOX’s two-episode dating show The Littlest Groom consulted Little People of America “for pointers on how the show could be sensitive to the needs of little people,” the Daily News reports. Apparently, they forgot to ask if it’d be sensitive to mock them with average-sized people, and the organization’s president isn’t thrilled.

Matt Roloff says when they talked, “I was adamant that they not mix average-sized people and little people. … It could be detrimental to our psyche.” Still, he thinks the show could be good PR: “The more we’re exposed in real settings, the less we’re going to be stared at.”

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