Series creator and star of Bravo comedy series “Odd Mom Out” Jill Kargman is ready to turn her reality into TV.
The line between reality and reality TV sometimes gets blurry at the Bravo network, where “Odd Mom Out” creator Jill Kargman is preparing to launch the second season of her scripted program lampooning motherhood on the Upper East Side. The 41-year-old author and actress recalled a real life experience that producers told her no TV watchers would ever believe.
“I went to a birthday party that was probably more than my wedding,” she told Confidenti@l at a premiere event for the show in Chelsea.
“It was 200 people and it had a sit-down lunch with catering,” she recalled. “They had trumpets and the kids were carried in on a Cleopatra tent.”
As it turned out, the kid was turning 2.
“And by the way, for the third birthday party they had a ‘Wizard of Oz’ theme and they had munchkins,” Kargman continued. “They had 30 actual little people to be the waiters and the kids were all crying. You can’t write that s—. When I pitched it the network said, ‘It would be too expensive to reproduce and secondly no one would believe that it’s real — but it is.”
That’s a strong statement from the networks responsible for empty-calorie programming like “The Shahs of Sunset,” “Southern Charm” and the “The Real Housewives” franchise. Despite being a departure from Bravo’s usual format, “Odd Mom Out,” which kicks off its second season on June 20, was the network’s highest-rated new series launch in 2015, averaging just under a million viewers per episode.
Though Drew Barrymore is set to appear in a cameo for the second season of ”Odd Mom Out,” reporters at this preview event were told not to ask Kargman any questions about the “50 First Dates” star or her pending divorce. It just so happens that Kargman is the sister of Barrymore’s soon-to-be ex-husband Will Kopelman.
Let’s . .
Source: New York Daily News