Gay reality version of “Modern Family” seeks cast

We knew it would happen. Desperate Housewives begat the reality Real Housewives franchise. Production on the new Dallas series triggered everything from Big Rich Texas to The A-List Dallas. Success begets success. So it was just a matter of time before the hit sitcom Modern Family would spur its reality-based imitators.

And that time is now.

Worlds of Wonder, the production company responsible for RuPaul’s Drag Race and lots of other TV shows with a gay slant, is in the process of casting for its newest docu-series. My Modern Family is going into production, and is undertaking a nationwide search for their own Mitchell and Cameron. From the press release:

“Are you … gay and married with kids? Does your extended family play an important role in your life? Do you think your family is larger than life and ready for their close-up? If so, we may want to hear from you!”

Interested folks can send an email to realmodernfamilycasting@gmail.com, and need to include a brief description of their family (at least one set of in-laws need to be close and in general get along with you and your partner, and help out from time to time) and similarities to the sitcom, plus “photos of as many family members as possible” and a way to contact you.

Someone local really needs to be on this show. You listening to me, Todd and Cooper Smith-Koch?

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

More reality TV shows look to Texas for casting

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I received a call from Joe Pinzone, a casting producer for Leftfield Pictures with word of a TV show looking to add some gay flair. In-Laws sounds more than just your typical high-drama lowbrow affair (but keep reading) and it is on A&E. He tells me the premise touches on the relationships between family members and, yeah, the in-laws. He reached out to the Voice because they are definitely interested in finding a same-sex couple and how they deal with meddling mothers-in-law or disapproving family members — healthy relationships can apply as well, but it is TV:

Do you and your in-laws have different ways of doing things that can sometimes be frustrating? Do your in-laws old-fashioned values differ from your modern lifestyle?  Does the statement, “When mom says no, ask grandma” ring true in your family?  Do your in-laws do strange things that get on your nerves? Do you wish your mother-in-law wouldn’t baby your husband so much when she is around because when she leaves he won’t do anything around the house?

If you love your in-laws but want to learn to adapt to each other’s way of life, this is the show for you!

What’s more, you’ll get paid for participating. We know the Dallas market is prime for gay reality show participants (RuPaul’s Drag Race, The A-List), so I have a feeling that the perfect couple is out there. Pinzone says to either apply, to nominate a couple or just learn more, contact him by email or by calling 212-564-2607 ext. 2395.

• Not much for family drama, but all about the partying and drinking? Lost in Austin invites all kinds of peeps who are at least 21 years old to make a full out Tex-ass of themselves. This shouldn’t be a surprise, as one of the producers is behind Jersey Shore. You could be the next Snooki — provided you move to Austin:

Lost in Austin will feature a house full of outrageous Texans who will live it up in the ultimate pad in the heart of Downtown Austin as they rule the bar scene, rope in the hottest of the hot and drink anyone under the table.

This has glorious train wreck written all over it. Non-Austinites must supply a video of themselves via the website for casting which will be held in May.

—  Rich Lopez

New gay reality show to be filmed in Oak Lawn

Cedar Springs RoadDallas is THE hot spot for fall television this year. Look for “Chase” on NBC and “The Good Guys” and “Lonestar” on Fox.

How much more of Dallas will America get to see? That depends on whether the pilot of a new reality show that will be filmed on the Strip gets picked up.

“Promoting Dallas: A Reality Show” is produced by Dallas promoter Roy Murray and will film in Oak Lawn on Aug. 27 and 28.

The producers wrote:

When it comes to promoting night life in the fourth largest metropolitan area in America, one can expect copious amounts of entertaining events, starlight-filled drama and beverage enhanced truths.

Roy Murray, event promoter of  Dallas, feels that it is time America had the chance to see the never-ending list of things to do to ensure an electrifying night out on the town, all while building a brand. Murray and his street-team of dedicated guys and girls have been promoters in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for the past 10 years. Roy was on of the founding members of 7connection before starting Black Knight Production. He was also the chairman of Dallas Southern Pride.

All these aspects give the show an edgy inquiry, but the quality attribute of the show is its niche market, all the taping and action  will all take place within the Dallas LGBT Community, ensuring a diverse look into what it takes to promote and entertain the most financially friendly demographic in Dallas.

“Dallas is known for its social scene but our community is literally the scene to be seen!” stated Murray.

Here’s the filming schedule for “Promoting Dallas.”

Friday Aug. 27:

The Drama Room, 3851 Cedar Springs Rd., 6 p.m.-10 p.m. for Happy Hour

The Brick, 2525 Wycliff Ave., 10 p.m.-3 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 28:

Hungdinger’s for the Stoplight Party Ladies Edition, 3851 Cedar Springs Rd., 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Club Rush, 3903 Lemmon Ave., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

—  David Taffet