In the arena of unexpected IP, the Bad Moms film franchise could soon find itself translated into reality TV.
Fox is in early development stages of a Bad Moms unscripted series. The network is working with feature distributor STX Entertainment, which is producing the project. There aren’t too many details as of yet, but it will take the films’ premise of imperfect parents and shift the focus to real-life moms.
Bad Moms, starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn, was a sleeper hit in 2016 and sparked the 2017 sequel Bad Moms Christmas. The pair took in a combined worldwide box-office total of $314 million.
The TV project is being executive produced by Jason Goldberg, STX’s chief creative officer, unscripted and alternative programming, and prolific unscripted producer Brant Pinvidic (My Cat From Hell, Bar Rescue).
The possibilities of tweaking the source material to work for reality are many, with much of them veering more towards docuseries than the kind of unscripted show Fox typically airs. The bulk of the network’s alternative roster, be it the recently renewed singing competition The Four or the ongoing culinary-focused Hell’s Kitchenand MasterChef, are traditional competition series.
Fox got a new reality czar in 2017 with the addition of veteran showrunner Rob Wade as president of alternative and specials. His big order thus far has been The Four.