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Reality TV Casting Call: Producers Looking for Family Run Businesses

American Idol Producer Nigel Lythgoe is looking for a family run business to feature in a new reality series, but not just any business. This new show will have an unusual twist.

Wanna be on a TV reality show? Nigel Lythgoe, producer of the hit reality TV shows, "So You Think You Can Dance" and "American Idol" is casting for a new reality show about a family run business.

It's no secret that family dynamics can be dramatic. But Lythgoe is taking the drama a step further by profiling a business run by a family that includes someone who's been diagnosed with a medical disorder.

According to casting producer Michael Warwick, the goal of the show is to show America how one person’s “disorder” is another man’s “success.”

The series will take viewers into the lives of a family that works together and supports each other running a family business. Producers say they're looking for men and women of all ages whose special abilities make them the star of their family business.

"This is a subject that has not been shown on a regular reality TV series. We plan on celebrating the individuals for their successes and accomplishments despite the medical disorder he or she lives with every day," said Warwick.

If you're curious about what type of medical disorder producers are looking for, here are a few things to consider-

  • Do you or someone you know cause agitation yet thrive in the workplace in spite of having a diagnosed personality type?
  • Has your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder made you a thorn in the side of your loved ones, but the secret weapon in the success of your family run business?
  • Does your Aspergers make you stand out spectacularly -to a level some may call obnoxious- in your extraordinary family that works together?
  • Has your Attention Deficit Disorder been called annoying, yet proven to be the major asset in building a burgeoning mom and pop enterprise?

If you are interested, or you know someone who would benefit from being on the show, you can email casting producers at NLPCasting@yahoo.com.

Make sure to include the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Cell Phone
  • Email Address
  • A brief paragraph explaining your situation
  • Two recent photos of you and your family

The new series is one of many in the works at Nigel Lythgoe's new production company Nigel Lythgoe Productions. According to the Hollywood Reporter, NLP is also developing projects with rocker Alice Cooper, celebrity Kim Kardashian, Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, and sex and relationship expert Dr. Laura Berman.

“Audiences want to feel emotionally invested in what they are watching in the purest sense,” says Lythgoe, “and NLP will cater to that desire.”

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