July 27th, 2009
10:50 AM ET

Octo-Mom OKs Deal for Kids to Appear on Reality Show

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Matt Mitovich
TV Guide

Octo-Mom Nadya Suleman has inked deals for each of her 14 children to appear on a reality TV series.

Contracts signed and filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday net the collective brood about $250,000 over three years — or $250-a-day per kid, says The Associated Press.

The contracts, which now require a judge's approval, call for the kids to collect $125,000 for 36 days of shooting in the first year, $75,000 for 21 days in the second year, and $50,000 for 14 days in the third year.

If the workload seems a bit "light" — at least in comparison to what Jon, Kate and their brood take on — that's by design. Suleman's attorney has said that her "quasi-reality" series will focus on select milestones in the children's lives, as part of a concerted effort to be less intrusive and to deviate from Jon & Kate Plus 8's everyday-living style.

The Suleman series will likely air first in Britain before playing in the United States, it was previously reported.


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  1. Heather,ca

    So maybe this is her way of contributing to the budget cuts in our state's debt by canceling the welfare and medical us californians get to pay for her and her bus of children. Gee there's a surprise. I guess I don't know whether to be appreciative or to laugh. I guess that degree she was working on really paid off. I guess now she's majoring in child exploitation and minoring in contributions to motherhood that all mothers can admire. This will most definately will be one program I will not be watching though I'm sure ill hear about it. Who new she would do this what a surprise.You think John plus Kate would be willing to advise her?

    July 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm |