I remember watching some show on child stars at one point and Scott Baio was used as a good example: he never did drugs (at least not problematically if he did), sued his parents, went broke, etc., he or his managers took really good care of his money (I think Charles in Charge, though a dreadful show, really set him up because of co-ownership), and that’s why his new reality series is a puzzlement. Anybody else see this?
I caught it channel-surfing today. Working on the advice of a sexy life-coach, he has to confront his many ex-girlfriends (starting with his first sex first ex Erin Moran) to find out why he’s so terrified of commitment, and while doing this he must be celibate and have little contact with his current squeeze. At one point he goes to an autograph show with Moran, whining and kvetching the entire way there about how much he hates those things and hates being identified as Chachi, but that again begs the question “then why are you doing a reality show and having Erin Moran as the first episode” (and btw, she needs to stay out of the sun- she’s got some serious lines).
I think he should find out he’s gay during sweeps and end up in a menage-a-trois with the two Coreys. (True, neither of them is gay, but I’m sure they’d be willing to do anything for a series.)
Anyway, more a MPTIMS I suppose, but this is just one of the weirder reality shows. Even his agent objects to the show.
And what the hell is a “Life Coach”? It’s a phrase I’ve heard for years but it sounds indistinguishable from a therapist.