A news update today:Doug Hutchison, Courtney Stodden at work on reality show
September 23rd, 2011 09:45 AM ET
It looks like controversial couple Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden are looking to join the ranks of Snooki, Speidi and the Kardashians - the two are reportedly working on a reality show.
According to E! News, the 17-year-old bride and her 51-year-old actor husband have a project in the works with Merv Griffin Entertainment and the company’s President of Television Roy Bank. (Bank is behind “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”)
"We are so thrilled that we are in business with Merv Griffin Entertainment and Roy Bank," Doug and Courtney said in a statement. "[Bank] is a delightful man, and we know the show is going to be successful."
The couple hasn't started filming yet, although they do have a name for the show (they’re not sharing).
"It's going to show people what they can teach each other from different generations," Courtney's mom Krista Keller told E! News.
Keller, who signed off on the Vegas marriage when her daughter was 16, is also the couple’s manager.
"They're going to touch on family issues,” Keller continued. “There was a lot of judgment about their marriage from Doug's side of the family, so it will touch on bringing families back together and why it's important to support family members even if you don't agree."
In addition to family issues, the show will also address plastic surgery rumors and the cyber bullying Courtney says she’s been facing.
The family is certain this show will be a success. "Courtney is No. 1 in ratings for whatever she does," Keller said of her daughter.
Courtney and Doug’s show has yet to find a network.