Abby Sunderland’s Dad Had Reality TV Deal


I knew it. When Abby Sunderland’s “missing at sea” drama began to unfold last week, I turned to a friend and said, “watch this turn out to be a publicity stunt.”

It had all the markings of a made-for-tv stunt similar to the balloon boy debacle: a pretty blond teenager goes missing after weeks at sea alone. Presumably her sail boat overturned and the nearest rescuer was 400 miles away. She was at risk of being eaten alive by sharks or raped by pirates.

Yet there were her parents eagerly holding press conferences and giving sound bites to any media entity with a camera.

Then the next day we learned that 16-year-old Abby was safe — and by the way, her father Laurent Sunderland signed a reality TV deal months ago. The reality TV show is titled “Adventures in Sunderland.”

The reality show will follow the adventures of the Sunderland family, shipbuilder Laurence Sunderland and mother/teacher Marianne who home schools Abby and her 6 siblings (four of them teenagers).

Then there’s a second reality show n the works, which hasn’t been picked up yet, titled “Abby’s Journey.” There’s a third reality show called “Solo Dreams,” which also hasn’t been picked up yet. “Solo Dreams” follows the story of 16-year-old Abby Sunderland and another teenager who has embarked on a dangerous around the world voyage alone.

Oh, and Marianne, Abby’s mom, who already has 7 children, is pregnant again. Maybe the couple can wrangle a fourth reality show contract for baby Sunderland’s solo sea journey in diapers.

Thanks to loyal reader Angela T. for the tip!



 


  • LilMissRed

    mmmmmmmmk :coffee:

  • Kat

    :yawn:

  • MZN

    figures…

  • whatdoesitmatter

    :waiting: and to think I actually worried about this child when I heard she was in distress.

  • Anna

    That man looks old. How many kids is too many?

  • LadyLew

    “Maybe the couple can wrangle a fourth reality show contract for baby Sunderland’s solo sea journey in diapers.”

    :rofl:

  • Al-Ameera

    Steve Harvey was talking about this on his show the other day. He had me :rofl:

  • KrayZKat

    SMH @ this story from beginning to end.

  • aqtpie

    Maybe the couple can wrangle a fourth reality show contract for baby Sunderland’s solo sea journey in diapers.
    ____________
    :rofl: – SMDH at the entire story!!

  • LaTechGrad02

    So does she get some type of credit for the 18 months that she was away from school? I’m all for learning and being adventurous but wow, her brother accomplished the same feat a few years ago.

  • FloridaChick813

    :yawn:

    People are gonna get enough of playin possum

  • lexdiamonz

    YT people having the BEST YEAR EVER

  • MissGauzzz

    @lexdia…

    they sho’ damm are! they make me sick, crazy mofos…ain’t no way in hell i would let my 16 year old child do no crazy crap like this! i’m all for adventure to but at some point common sense should kick in. :rolleyes: YT people do ANYTHING for attention like they don’t already get enough.

    @Al-Ameera… hahaha what did Steve say!?! i know he clowned! :rofl:

  • SweetP1984

    I was thinking the same thing Sandra. I was like this is another balloon boy.

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