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VH1 picks up reality show featuring mom-daughter BFFs

MTV’s VH1 network has picked up a new docu-soap from “Jersey Shore” exec producer SallyAnn Salsano, in which five women “who refuse to grow up and prefer to be their [young adult] daughters’ best friends, tossed into ahouse to live together – with those BFFs/daughters.

The network said the five mothers “represent the 15/50 mentality: they have the bodies of grown women but want to act as if they are 15.”

It’s a trend, VH1 said, that “is sweeping the nation.”

“These moms are copying their daughters’ fashion and night life decisions in order to hang onto their youth and crazy ways,” the network said while faux-wondering: “Can they learn from their wild-child ways or will they always be the teen queens they once were? Will it make them want to change the way they treat each other and can they learn to be age-appropriate and start parenting instead of partying?”

Anyone who has ever watched an episode of “Real Housewives of [Fill in the Blank]” already knows the answer is “Of course not, silly – this behavior landed them their own VH1 reality series.”

SallyAnn Salsano, the “Jersey Shore” exec producer who’s behind “Mama Drama,” told Hollywood/celebrity publication The Hollywood Reporter she relates to this group because she’s “super tight” with her mom, who is her best friend.


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