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Missing Sailor Girl's Family Wants To Be Reality TV Stars!

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Sounds shady!

Laurence Sunderland, the father of Abby Sunderland who was found at sea after being reported lost during her solo trip around the world, reportedly signed a deal for a reality show called Adventures In Sunderland.

Laurence is a sailing instructor living in Thousand Oaks, CA with his pregnant wife and their SEVEN children. A camera crew began filming four months ago. He says of the show:

"The show might be about family, it might be about Abigail's trip. It's something that was shopped around. We thought it might be a good idea if it was encouraging to kids to get out there and do things."

He insists that Abby's trip was not a stunt for the show and that "the wheels in motion for this trip had actually started when Abigail was 13 years old."

Neighbors say the family is pretty peculiar as they "rarely leave their house, and they rarely talk to neighbors." All 7 children are home-schooled as well.

Sounds fishy to us, but we hope they wouldn't jeopardize their daughter's life for the sake of making a few bucks!

[Image via AP Images.]

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