Hollywood blogger Perez Hilton is set to star in a reality TV show focusing on gay parents in New York City.
Titled “Gay Dads Of New York,” the show will follow single father Hilton – who welcomed his first son in February via surrogate – and a group of gay dads both single and married as they go through the ups and downs of raising children, according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter.
“What is your typical American family life? These days, it looks a lot like mine,” said Hilton, whose real name is Mario Armando Lavandeira, in a statement. “I am honored and excited to bring to television a show that will be filled with love, humor and drama. What will it not be? Trashy and boring!”
Hilton has teamed up with Bunim/Murray Productions, the minds behind “The Real World” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
“I immediately responded to the "Gay Dads of New York" concept because my partner and I were part of one of the first gay dads support groups in Los Angeles back in 1998,” said Bunim/Murray chairman Jonathan Murray. “Whether it’s a single dad like Perez or married gay dads, becoming a gay parent affects your relationships with family and friends, all of which will make fascinating stories.”
Hilton's statement said, “Up until now people know me more for my opinions than who I am. This show will give viewers the opportunity to get to know the ‘real’ Perez Hilton and my family, as well as some other really dynamic gay dads and the women that make up their support system.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show is currently casting and has yet to be shopped to networks.