Momma’s Boy

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Jason Raff teamed up with  executive producers Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”) and Andrew Glassman (“Average Joe”), to produce the comedic dating show Momma’s Boy which premiered on NBC December 16, 2008.

The show centered on a group of mothers who must help choose the perfect woman for their complacent sons. Ultimately, the series poses the question: “Who is really the most important woman in every man’s life?”

In “Momma’s Boys,” love is in the air but the story is told from a new television perspective – because first, the women will have to get by mom.

Drama ensues when numerous mothers and their eligible bachelor sons are housed together with several single women. As the tension mounts, viewers will watch as possessive mothers influence their son’s search for the perfect mate.

Some of the possible brides are “nice girls,” while others might not be as presentable. As expected, rivalries are formed, drama mounts and emotion builds as crucial choices must be made.

Tom Shales wrote: “Momma’s Boys is truly and sometimes horrifically fascinating, a deluxe example of sumptuous trash that takes the concept of “guilty pleasure” to a new extreme. Reality shows rise or fall on the strength of the casting, the chemistry among contestants, and on this level, “Momma’s Boys” hits a bull’s-eye. The contestants are like characters in an old Hollywood movie who represent a whole range of human foibles and strengths.”

The Wall Street Journal Wrote: “ Nothing so enthralling — in its pathological way — has come along in this TV genre for many a moon.” 


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