Talpa works on new reality tv show: pick a foster parent
Saturday 07 July 2012
Television production group Talpa is working on a new reality show in which foster children would be allowed to pick their favourite foster parents, news agency ANP reported on Saturday.
ANP says an Amsterdam youth social work group has already asked foster parents if they are prepared to work on a pilot programme. During the show, a child would spend a weekend with three separate families and then pick which one to live with.
The Spirit organisation says it is pleased to cooperate with Talpa to 'find out if it is possible to make a good, responsible television serious about this subject'. The show could be a way of reducing waiting lists for foster places, Spirit told ANP.
It is not certain the show will go ahead, and Spirit has not yet had any reactions from foster families who would like to take part, ANP said.
Talpa is owned by John de Mol, who was behind the Big Brother television format.
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