'Balloon Boy' parents were developing a reality show
by Missy Schwartz
Categories: Current Affairs
EW has confirmed that Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents of 6-year-old Falcon (a.k.a. “Balloon Boy”), were developing a reality show about their family with RDF Media USA, the same company that produces Wife Swap (on which they appeared). The project is no longer active. A rep for TLC confirms that RDF pitched the show to the network months ago and they passed.
Last night, speculation ignited about the balloon incident when Falcon told Wolf Blitzer on Larry King Live “we did this for a show.” On the Today show this morning, Richard Heene denied that it was a hoax.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.