Sinbad is set to star in his own reality show on WE (Women's Enterainment)tv.
The show tentatively called Sinbad’s Family Affair (b/c The Sinbad Show was taken) will follow the comedian and his family as they work and live in Los Angeles, with Sinbad trying to re-launch his comedy career.
“It’s not your run-of-the-mill reality show,” Sinbad tells EW. “I’m looking at this medium to find ways to be creative. If done right, reality TV can be funny.”
What the hell has Sinbad been up to since Jingle All the Way?
Well, when TV movie roles dried up, Sinbad re-married his college sweetheart, kicked his 30-person entourage off the payroll, and got back into his original passion of performing stand-up comedy.
Now living back in his original home where his career started, he’s working to rebuild his fanbase while his grown-up kids, Paige and Royce, are working on their own careers.
Think WEtv is a
stupid strange place for Sinbad?
Senior VP of Development, WE TV says,
“Sinbad’s story is one of second chances. It’s remarkable and heartwarming, but not without its drama, conflict and chaos. This is a modern family that’s reunited and they’re dealing with the emotions and issues that come along with that. It’s what viewers will see more of on WE tv, and women will be able to connect with this story and this family, either from their own experiences or those of people in their life.”
WEtv has ordered six episodes of the show.
If it's anything like Sinbad's 1996 movie First Kid it'll be hit.
[Image via WENN/Fayes Vision.]