According to the announcement, Klum says "the kids will be the absolute stars of this show.” Which I appreciate, since I think Klum and Brooke Burke are two of the least emotive people on TV.
The official word: Lifetime Television has ordered the unscripted series Seriously Funny Kids (working title), hosted by supermodel and supermom Heidi Klum (Project Runway), for a 2011 launch, it was announced today by Lifetime Networks’ President and General Manager, Nancy Dubuc, and Executive Vice President, Entertainment, JoAnn Alfano.
Seriously Funny Kids will feature Klum interacting with children and bringing out the hilarious and often insightful things they say. [Note the credit I bold-faced below.] Lifetime has ordered 20 half-hour episodes of the program, which will be produced by LMNO Productions, with Klum, Eric Schotz (Kids Say the Darndest Things, I Get That A Lot), Desiree Gruber (Project Runway) and Jane Cha (Project Runway) executive producing.
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Regarding the announcement, Dubuc said, “Seriously Funny Kids will continue to diversify our original programming schedule as we move forward developing and ordering new series that strengthen Lifetime’s powerful combination of reality, scripted programs and movies year-round.”
Klum added, “Someone once said never work with children and animals…so I decided to drop the animals and stick with the kids. Naptime, playtime and snack time are my favorites, so is it any wonder that kids and I get along so well? I have four children under the age of six, and to be honest, sometimes I enjoy them more than adults. They’re uncensored, unpredictable and absolutely hilarious. The kids will be the absolute stars of this show.”
Alfano said, “This series will capture the joy and surprising insight that embody a child’s genuine point of view. Heidi Klum is a natural with kids, and, together, they will give viewers a fun and refreshing look into the often times hilarious window of child development and how our future generation sees the world