“American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest is bringing his brand of reality TV to NBC.
The network has teamed with Seacrest for a new reality show dubbed “Momma’s Boy” in which mothers of eligible bachelors “help their sons pick the right woman,” according to a casting notice for the series posted on NBC.com.
“Producers are looking for moms and their sons who are willing to work together as a team to find the perfect mate,” the ad on NBC’s Web site said. “These mothers should have strong opinions about whom their sons should date and be willing to separate the good from the bad.”
The network said Seacrest would executive produce the series along with the producers of a past NBC reality show, “Average Joe.” The latter is almost certainly a reference to “Joe” producer Andrew Glassman, though an NBC rep couldn’t be reached to confirm details of the casting notice.
Most of Seacrest’s efforts as a reality producer have been for E! Entertainment Television, where he has an overall deal. The “Idol” host produces the network’s successful series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
Glassman recently signed a production deal with IMG Entertainment.