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Ryan and Tatum O'Neal Team Up For Reality TV Show

by Moviefone Staff, posted Aug 5th 2010 4:00PM
Ryan O'Neal and Tatum O'NealThe squabbles and infighting on TV's current family dramas will be nothing to the possible reality TV show being shopped around by Ryan O'Neal and his daughter, Tatum O'Neal.

Variety reports that the estranged pair are now living together for a new show called 'Lost and Found' -- a "docusoap" about to be pitched to networks.

Apparently, the idea came after the death of Farrah Fawcett, and now "the duo will undergo therapy together, and also attempt to get to the root of the resentment Tatum has held toward her father." And, of course, amuse the masses with their dysfunction.

The show will also watch them head off for auditions, date, and the rest of life's daily happenings.

There was a time when Hollywood danger was simple. You hit Los Angeles, and if you're very lucky, you'll have a long career. If you're moderately lucky, you'll enjoy some fame and then move on to other horizons; if you're unlucky, you'll get wrapped up in drama, drugs, arrests, and washed-up woes; and finally, if you're very unlucky, you'll die young, becoming a cautionary tale for the next generation.

But now there's an added humiliation. When you're struggling with personal demons, or cannot get back into the public eye, the reality show vultures will descend to make entertainment out of your drama. The latest to get that honor, are the stars of Paper Moon

There's a lot for the pair to dig through, which should make the series one heck of a Hollywood tabloid when it airs. In the early '70s, Tatum had become the youngest person to ever win an Oscar for her role in 'Paper Moon.' But even that high was intermingled with lows. Rumor has it, dad was jealous over Tatum's win. She, in turn, has written about physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her father, how she caught him having sex with her then-friend Melanie Griffith (18 to Tatum's 13), and that she was molested by one of his friends. She's struggled with a heroin addiction, while Ryan has been arrested for (allegedly) assaulting his son. As a nice cherry to the drama sundae, you might remember that he allegedly hit on her at Fawcett's funeral.

In other words, there's just about every type of Hollywood drama present between the two of them, which makes them prime reality show real estate. When this hits the television, will you be tuning in?

-- By Monika Bartyzel, Cinematical.com

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I just finished reading Paper Life. Watched "Little Darlings" a couple of weeks ago-because of Armand Assante, but Taters does a good job. I'm a fan now, and will watch the show. Never was a huge fan of Ryan's, but I hope he has taken some anger-management therapy. C'mon, Ryan, you're more than just some irishman-rise above it. I've found a punching bag to be a big help. Barefist it - that way you feel the pain, too.

October 28 2010 at 6:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jay love

regardless of what any of us think, this show, (if bought) will be a highly watched event if they can get those two in front of a camera and in therapy long enough to tape a season people will tune in to watch the "train wreck" of a show these father daughter team will be??

August 06 2010 at 2:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Phyllis Wilbanks

Their problems are DRUGS, this is all we need is another celebrity bunch of baloney. I do not understand why a station as well loved as A&E is putting on disgusting shows like Gene Simmons and Twisted Sister among other's what happened A&E? There are other stations that are so raunchy you might as well subscribe to porn.

August 06 2010 at 1:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

oh yeah, this is just what t.v. needs, another 'real life show' especially with these two losers.

August 06 2010 at 12:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom Bruce

Maybe his turn as the abusive, dysfunctional father on "Bones" has stirred his conscience and he's trying to make up for past misdeeds. I think I'll give it a look-see.

August 06 2010 at 12:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joseph Papierz Jr

It was a sad day for U.S. TV Entertainment when these reality shows were pitched and the networks bought the idea. I'm reminded of another twisted concept from the 1950's - Queen for a Day. The woman who demonstrated the most twisted discusting life and cried most convincingly won prizes. When will be go back to Roman Collesium days and stage fights to the death? We aren't far from it now. Discusting. I thank God for Disney, Discovery, and Comedy Channels.

August 06 2010 at 11:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

No way will I watch this show. I could care less about either one of them. Boring, boring, boring.

August 06 2010 at 11:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

God help us, I hope it doesnt work out for them and the show never happens.
What these people will do for a buck is shameful and I am thinking the television industry must be very hard up also.

August 06 2010 at 11:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They should rename this show - Has Been & Never Was!

August 06 2010 at 11:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I remember what a handsome guy O'Neal was during Peyton Place days. Still nice looking guy but what a CREEP. No thank you to anything the 2 of them would be in.

August 06 2010 at 10:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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