Putting yourself up to ridicule by pranksters Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley on TNT's Inside the NBA set is always fun and games — but bringing your whole family out, warts and all, on national television ... well, that might be another thing.
That's what former NBA star and current NBA analyst Kenny Smith is planning after it was reported that TBS green-lighted "The Smiths," a reality show in which Smith, his lovely actress/model wife, Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith (she's on "The Price Is Right"), and their blended family of five children ages 2 to 20 will appear in at least six episodes.
The series will be shot in Los Angeles and Atlanta and feature "conflicting parenting styles," "whirlwind schedules" and an "absolute madhouse"lifestyle - "albeit a loving one," according to the show's press release.
The news release went on: "Kenny has just about everything he needs to be considered the Coolest Dad on Earth — everything that is except the ability to impress his own kids."
Sounds wacky. Throw in a loud sweater and you have a real-life version of the Huxtables. So maybe they should bring in Shaq and Sir Charles to give it it a little Bundy family edge.
"The Smiths'' is set to launch in the spring of 2015.