When one reality TV door closes, another opens, apparently. As you probably know, after 20 drama-filled seasons, Keeping Up With The Kardashians recently called it quits. Of course, the entertainment has continued (hello, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker), plus the famous family has already signed on to a new reality show on Hulu.
But now, a new show has emerged, possibly in an attempt to leave the KUWTK sized hole in our hearts. But they’ve got pretty big (workout) shoes to fill.
I’m time to start keeping up with [checks notes] the D’Amelios.
We kid you not: famous TikTokers Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have been given their own reality TV show that chronicles their rise to internet fame and the fancy LA life that comes with it.
But look. Given the fact the D’Amelios have copped a lot of flack for not letting COVID restrictions disrupt their lavish lifestyle, is giving these teenage viral stars a show documenting their enormous wealth and success in the middle of a global pandemic really a good call?
The show’s trailer promises to show them adjusting to sudden mind-boggling riches (must be hard!), while their parents question whether they’ll just be able to still be normal kids, despite being among the world’s biggest TikTok celebrities.
From the show’s official synopsis, the reality show will show the D’Amelios as they’re “thrust into the Hollywood limelight”, and are “faced with new challenges and opportunity they could not imagine.”
Ah yes – what we all really need right now is suddenly rich people lamenting being suddenly rich people.
The synopsis continues:
“Charli, who at 16 became one of the biggest celebrities with over 150 million followers combined and #1 on the TikTok platform in less than a year, has the world at her fingertips and is working to balance fame and family life with dancing, relationships, making new friends in LA and battling the haters online. Her sister, Dixie, now 19, is experiencing her own sudden rise to fame with over 80 million followers combined, and an exploding music career.”
The show will centre on the whole family, including their parents, who made the decision to move the family from Connecticut to LA to suit the girls’ newfound celebrity status.
The show definitely marks a shift in how celebrities come to be – many of today’s up-and-coming stars hit intense fame either via YouTube or TikTok. Make some viral content, do the TikTok dances, get a reality TV show on Hulu. You know. Regular teenage stuff.
The D’Amelio Show will air exclusively on Disney+ in Australia, with a release date of September 3, 2021.
Watch the full trailer for The D’Amelio Show below.