Demi Lovato has been bitten by the producing bug. She has one show in the works with NBC, a comedy about an eating disorder support group. Now it’s been announced that Demi has a second show in development with NBC streaming network Peacock. The show is an unscripted series that seeks evidence of aliens. Demi has spoken a few times about her interest in the other worldly. She not only believes in life on other planets, but she also believes she has proof of their existence. And she’s bringing that and more to a TV set near you.
If Rob Lowe and his sons can investigate the paranormal (R.I.P., The Lowe Files!), what’s stopping Demi Lovato from doing the same? Absolutely nothing, according to Peacock.
The streamer has ordered Unidentified With Demi Lovato, a four-part unscripted series in which Lovato, her sister Dallas Lovato and her “skeptical” best friend Matthew Scott Montgomery will “investigate recent eyewitness encounters, uncover secret government reports, and conduct tests at known UFO hot spots.”
According to Peacock, “Demi is a true believer, and during this courageous adventure, she hopes to convince her friends, family and her millions of followers that not only are there intelligent beings beyond Earth but that they are already here! Demi plans to learn enough about the extra-terrestrials through interviewing scientists, alien abductees, and her own experiments to initiate those close encounters and make peace with the aliens, and ultimately save ourselves. This series will be an immersive docu-follow exploration of Demi’s quest, told through her uniquely audacious and entertaining filter.”
I’m all for the concept. I like when believers and skeptics explore all possibilities. I’m a fan of Buzzfeed Unsolved which has a similar approach to supposedly supernatural events. I’m on the fence about aliens. I’ve never truly believed in them, but I remain open-minded that I could be wrong. The universe is too big to rule anything out. So I think this would be interesting. I like Demi and wish her well. I appreciate her passion in all things alien and mermaid, but as far as I know, most of her proof comes from visions and meditation. I’m not saying that’s not valid, but I hope she’s bringing in more than her sister and a skeptical friend to prove some of this stuff. Of course, that’s personal, I’d need more than someone’s word. If Demi wants to have fun chasing spaceships with her family and friends, she’s the one with the TV deal, not me.
Part of my concern, though, is that Demi is opening herself up for criticism on this. Not just as a producer, but the subject matter. Many people will be looking to tear any New Age theories down, especially if they are offered without substantial clout to back them up. Recently, Demi spoke about her journey with sobriety, another very personal experience. She didn’t like the judgment launched at her for that discussion. So I hope she is prepared for this one. I’ll be entertained, whether I become a believer or not. It’s always a good idea to challenge one’s beliefs so I’m here for alien investigating.
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