Ryan and Tatum O'Neal pitch potentially creepy reality series
Variety reports producers at Endemol USA are pitching reality soap "Lost and Found." The series will follow the family as they move back under the same roof and attend therapy together, looking for answers to how it all went wrong.
Sounds like a far cry from the O'Neals of the summer of 2009. Ryan admits to not even recognizing Tatum when he saw her at Farrah Fawcett's funeral:
"I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blond woman comes up and embraces me," he told Vanity Fair. "I said to her, 'You have a drink on you? You have a car?' She said, 'Daddy, it's me --Tatum!' I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it's my daughter. It's so sick."
Yeah, pretty sick, but apparently enough of a catalyst for them to try to patch things up. Since Fawcett's death, they've frequently been spotted out and about. And now, in anticipation of a series order, Tatum has already moved into her father's Malibu home.
"Of course they've had their share of trials and tribulations that have been very public," Endemol chairman David Goldberg tells Variety, "but ultimately this comes down to a father-daughter story that viewers will be able to relate to on many different levels."
Well, not on all levels.
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