Seven months of exclusive access by Fox of Octomom Nadya Suleman will culminate in a 2 hour documentary to be aired during primetime on August 19. “Witness the emotional struggles, physical complications and financial burdens of this single mother of 14 … including the private moments and reactions of Suleman’s family, as well as Suleman’s own feelings, doubts and fears,” said the network. The show will feature never before seen footage from the time the octuplets were born in January to now.
Fox president of alternative programming Mike Darnell said, “It’s emotional, it’s compelling, you’re watching her go from miracle birth woman to tabloid fodder. You don’t even need narration, it’s incredible footage. It’s a little bit of a train wreck, and it’s really entertaining to watch.”
RadarOnline, the company that filmed the family, saw controversy earlier this year with the California Labor Commission. The production company was accused of violating child labor laws including taping the infants for too many hours at a time and failing to get state work permits.
Suleman is a single mother of 14 children including 7-month old octuplets, the second set born live in the United states. The 33-year-old also has 6 other children between the ages of 2 and 7.
Will you watch it?