Because There Isn't Enough Reality TV Starring Dallas, More and More Opportunities Await

Because There Isn't Enough Reality TV Starring Dallas, More and More Opportunities Await

To the pile of reality series making camp in Dallas (Most Eligible Dallas , The A-List: Dallas, Storage Wars: Dallas featuring Roy Williams and on and on), add at least two more: HGTV's My First Place and Lifetime's America's Supernanny. Sooner or later, you will wind up in front of a camera. Whether you like it or not.

Last night, Meg Gould of the Dallas Film Commission sent word that HGTV is scouting for first-time home-buyers (or agents) around town -- and they need many, per casting director Sean Hauser's help-wanted ad. "We'll be looking for around 30 stories in the Dallas area," he writes, "so there [are] plenty of opportunities for you and any of your colleagues to be on TV!" And if you're selected, you'll receive "a monetary gift" and a DVD copy of your episode. So there's that. The application's on the other side for those who'd like to buy a first house with a camera crew in tow. But, first, ask yourself, are you "fun, high-energy people"? Sure you are. Well, maybe not you.

And then there's that nanny show's casting call, which I found on the film commission's website, where you'll find application info. Says they're looking for willing Texans, but it sounds awfully specific: "This season we're looking for families (with children from toddler to teens) with ordinary and extraordinary circumstances; parents with mean girls or bullying boys, blended families where both sides are seeking help, and parents of multiples."

At least TNT's next-gen Dallas starts shooting in a few weeks. Still, some days I really miss The Good Guys.

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