Full House’s Jodie Sweetin in talks to star in reality show

Full House’s Jodie Sweetin has made quite the turnaround in her life and now in her career. The former meth addict became a mother in April and landed on the cover of People with the story of how she turned her life around. Jodie didn’t pull a Nicole Richie and decide to straighten out once she got pregnant. She’d gotten clean and sober a few years earlier, and had been giving speeches about her experiences to various schools throughout the country.

Now Jodie and her husband Cory Herpin are in talks to get their own reality show.

Former Full House star Jodie Sweetin, who gave birth to a baby girl earlier this year, has another production in the works: a reality-TV show.

“We’re going to start shooting in a couple months,” Sweetin, 26, told PEOPLE Thursday at the Maxim Extreme Sports Party in Los Angeles. “We are in talks with a couple of networks right now. We have one picked out, but nothing is signed yet.”

What made her and husband Cody Herpin decide to make the jump into the world of reality TV? “We actually got approached about doing it by multiple people,” she says. “It was one of those things where we were like, ‘Wow. Let’s totally do it.’ I think it’s sort of a fun way to show the other side of celebrity and a sort of semi-normal life.”

And the pair isn’t put off by the bad relationship track record other reality-TV couples (Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler, Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro) have faced. In fact, Sweetin says she and Herpin are “hoping to break the reality show curse.”

As for the name of the show, Sweetin’s lips are sealed–for now. She says, “Before you sign contracts, you can’t say anything.”

[From People]

I am totally opposed to reality television on principle alone – it’s led to the death of the sitcom, my favorite form of sub-par entertainment. But I would definitely watch this show. I find Jodie’s story really fascinating. She managed to stay completely out of the public eye for so long, including when she had all her drug problems. And that’s normally when most former child stars seem to find the photographers.

Whenever I’ve seen Jodie interviewed, she’s always come across as really open and honest about her struggle, and it seems like she has a good – but not cliché – perspective on the whole thing. Hopefully she and Cody sign a deal so I can numb my brain for an extra half an hour a week.

Here’s Jodie and Cody at the “Swing Vote” premiere in Hollywood last Thursday. Images thanks to PR Photos.

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  1. Bodhi says:

    I loathe reality tv too, but this *might* be worth a watch. I won’t switch off Deadliest Catch or anything though

  2. Kristin says:

    Reality tv is so dumb. I won’t be watching. And she is the best they could come up with? Denise Richards too? These shows are so stupid.

  3. vdantev says:

    NO!! Bad Jodie !! Bad !! No Cookie for you !!

  4. jen says:

    her husbad defines the word fugly.

  5. WTF?!?! says:

    I’d watch a 20/20 segment on her, but a whole reality season? No, thanks. Her acting on Full House was grating enough.