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Beaumont Family Chosen for "Social Experiment" Reality Show "Famous in 12"

The Artiaga family from Beaumont will be on a summer reality show in the hopes of becoming famous celebrities.

Screenshot via The CW.
Screenshot via The CW.
One Family.  12 Weeks.

Can they become famous?

That's the idea behind TMZ-guru Harvey Levin's newest reality show called "Famous in 12."

The Artiaga family from Beaumont (which TMZ dubs "...a sleepy down near Palm Springs...") was chosen for a social experiment in becoming famous, according to the agency.

"The Artiagas have just moved to L.A. with a mission -- using every device possible -- especially social media -- to get noticed,"  TMZ writes.  "TMZ will give them tips on where to go, what to do ... but they have to make their own luck."

They'll be featured on a reality show called "Famous in 12" which will air on the CW beginning Tuesday, June 3.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the family consists of mother Angie, father Mike, their six children and grandchild. 

More than 100,000 videos were sent in from families around the world trying to get cast in the show, according to TMZ, who ultimately decided the Beaumont family has what it takes for this project.

So will YOU be cheering the Artiaga family on?  Tell us in the comments!






Rob Turmer June 04, 2014 at 05:37 PM
ATC- in your corner on this one. Problem is they will make more money than a fireman or teacher- and thats wrong.
ATC June 04, 2014 at 09:31 PM
True that. Which is just another sign of our inevitable descent.
Kim T June 05, 2014 at 01:52 AM
I almost feel like crying when I hear of stories like this.
beaumontdave June 05, 2014 at 04:48 AM
As I stated in my disappearing posts, I agree with some of ATC's concerns, but not the tone, this is hardly the decline and fall of civilization, any more than rock and roll was for our grandparents. Pro wrestling is a silly form of entertainment, "Jered" getting rich for losing weight eating Subway turkey sandwiches is silly, lots of people get rich and famous in ridiculous ways in our culture, and here's a family and a tv show producer chasing wealth and fame by making it a contest to get attention. Lots of people have been doing that for a long time, attention seeking behavior existed since who-knows-when, and lots of adults have used or driven their children to gain access to fame. Is it healthy? I doubt it, even when there's real talent involved. Like most I'll wager this family will survive the experience and find conventional ways to live, if not, it is sad, but the bright lights have been burning people for a long time, so unless you shun Hollywood, Broadway, Pro sports, TV, and much of the Internet, you're probably part of that "problem" of attention-seeking behavior. I'm not saying they should do it, but I can wish them well anyway.
rubberband June 05, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Humans are weird. Profane and noble, silly and concerned....capable of great works of art and music and gentleness, AND creators of sex tapes, facebook drama, and war....Sometimes it's a relief to find something that makes you smile and feel good, put your feet up, shut up and listen to the world....

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