Jodie Sweetin's 'Hollywood Darlings' Reality Show Will Change Our Perspective On Child Stars
The '90s are back and there's nothing you can do about it. In fact, if you were a star from the '90s, and you're not working on a reboot, hosting a talk show, or on a reality television show at this point, like, what are you doing with your career? Honestly, as amazing as it's all been, it's also become a bit overwhelming. But now, Hollywood's hottest '90s child stars are trying their hardest to change our perspectives of them. Full House's Jodie Sweetin, 7th Heaven's Beverley Mitchell, and Step By Step's Christine Lakin, are coming together to come back to television in a brand new way. Sweetin, Mitchell, and Lakin will star in Hollywood Darlings., a documentary styled unscripted series. It's the child star reality show you've always dreamed of. Or... at least maybe a younger you dreamed of.
Hollywood Darlings is going to follow the day-to-day trials and tribulations of the three stars as they live their daily lives and navigate their adulthood obligations and post-child fame obstacles, so that fans can see where they are now. Basically, it's like a real-life Fuller House that happens to also star Jodie Sweetin. The show is set to be eight episodes of half-hour installments airing on the Pop network — and, yes, other celebrity appearances are said to be happening throughout. Bring on the nostalgia.
According to the Pop network's senior vice president of programming, Paul Adler, “Anyone who was a TV fan in the ‘90s grew up with Jodie, Christine and Beverley–aspiring to be their best friends, wanting to dress like them and using their popular catchphrases. Hollywood Darlings provides an amazing opportunity for viewers to reignite their fandom for this now grown-up trio whose lives are as entertaining as they are relatable.” And that's incredibly true, but it's far from the only reason that a show like this absolutely needs to be made.
We need to shut down the "child star" stigma that we see in so many modern day former child stars. While all three of the girls grew up in the spotlight, they also all faced their fair share of the effects that came with fame at such a young age — both positive and negative. Jodie Sweetin famously had problems with drugs, Beverley Mitchell remained on television but continued to try and keep her life pretty private, and Christine Lakin was luckily able to catapult her career forward. With their past forever tied on their sleeve, they're balancing new challenges like marriage, children, and careers proving they are seriously role models we can still look up to. It's time to see the real them and how they made it through everything they've faced with such good heads on their shoulders.
And, hopefully, 15 years we'll get a show like this one starring Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez. I mean, there are plenty of child stars who have future lives I would love to know a bit more about. I guess it all depends on how this show plays out, and we'll just have to wait until Hollywood Darlings hits the Pop network in 2017 to find out.