March 12, 2014 9:00am PT by Michael O'Connell
Alan Thicke Reality Show Gets 14-Episode Order at TVGN
Alan Thicke is heading back to TV. The Growing Pains patriarch has signed on for his own reality show.
TVGN had picked up Unusually Thicke for a 14-episode order, set to premiere on April 16. It will follow Thicke, wife Tanya and 16-year-old son Carter.
"Unusually Thicke combines my two favorite things: family … and laughing at my family," said Alan. "This series is my foray into the 'reality-ish' television world where viewers will meet the lovable, unpredictable and often challenging people who live with the real Jason Seaver. We take our relatable real-life stories and blow them up to amuse and amaze, tossing in a handful of celebrity friends along the way."
Those celebrity friends include David Hasselhoff, Bob Saget, Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky, John Stamos, Bill Maher and Tom Green.
Produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment, Unusually Thicke marks TVGN's latest original order since the network was purchased by CBS and Lionsgate in 2013.
"Alan's real-life persona is just as likable, engaging and funny as the television characters he's played over the years, and we're excited to bring viewers an original reality sitcom featuring his real-life modern family," said TVGN entertainment and media president Brad Schwartz. "This is Alan Thicke in the role of his life."
Shaw Media will air the show in Thicke's native Canada.