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'Lost' Actor and Teen Wife Score Reality Show

Roy Bank’s new company, Banca Studio, will produce the show starring Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden, who have a 35-year age gap between them.

Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison - H 2011

We should have seen it coming when Lost actor 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison married then-16-year-old Courtney Stodden back in May.

It was only a matter of time until the couple with the 35-year age gap got a reality show.

Roy Bank confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he will be producing the currently untitled show with his new company, Banca Studio. Bank was previously President of Television at Merv Griffin Entertainment. Before that he was executive producer of Mark Burnett Productions' Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader.

VIDEO: Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison Prepping Reality Show

Hutchison, who has appeared in Lost, The Green Mile and The X Files, married the aspiring country singer May 20 in Las Vegas.

The May-December couple first hinted at a reality show opportunity back in August, on Australia's The Morning Show. The couple appeared by satellite from Los Angeles. Hutchison said, "We've been seduced by a lot of producers wanting to do a reality TV show and we're in negotiations right now with a very prominent producer and we're talking about the possibility of taking it to networks."

STORY: 'Lost's' Doug Hutchison Marries 16-Year-Old Aspiring Country Singer

The couple also said of their age difference, "No matter what the world has to say, what others think, embrace it, be happy and live your life."

Hutchison played Horace Goodspeed in Lost, Percy Whitmore in The Green Mile and Eugene Victor Tooms in The X Files.