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15 Comments 11 February 2010

Too Many Babies?

Alright, it’s official…apparently.  You know your life is not quite what it once was when your day starts off with a friend from another town posting a message on your Facebook wall saying they just saw you and your family on TV…

So yes, the show is officially going to happen and I can officially tell you when and where.  Not that there has been any doubt about it happening for some time now, but it kind of becomes very real and undeniable when you see a promo for it on the tube!  Discovery Health is the network, March 4th is the date, 8 pm (ET) is the time…oh yeah!!!  Our show is the fourth and final show to be aired during Discovery Health’s Baby Week.  Baby Week kicks off on March 1st and each of the four shows is featured on consecutive nights, with ours “batting cleanup.”  Apparently, the fact that we are last in line is actually a good thing – it means that ours will be promoted the whole week so they are expecting good things from it.  The commercial that is running now is not specific to our show – it is a promo for Baby Week – but there we are, upstairs hanging with The Fab Five then later is a shot of three of them in the backseat of our car…too much fun!

Oh yeah, I’m leaving out one very important detail:  the name of the show!  Let me just throw this out there before I let you have it – we really, really do not like the name!  “Too Many Babies?” is the name, at least for the pilot, and its only saving grace is the question mark at the end of the title which thankfully takes the edge off just a bit.  The words “too many babies” may have crossed our minds at some point during the pregnancy, but never once has it come up since they were born.  Seriously, thank God for the question mark though I believe the content of the show will answer the question…definitively!  The name actually makes sense from a marketing and business standpoint – nobody knows who we are and they need something short, punchy, and descriptive to grab people’s curiosity and get them to watch – but we do not like it, nonetheless.  We are hoping that if it goes to series, the name will be changed, which is fairly common, or so we are told.

Here is the copy of the actual press release that hit the web today:


NEW SPECIAL! Premieres Thursday, March 4, at 8 PM (ET/PT)

Casey and Ethan Jones had the perfect life – high school sweethearts turned man-and-wife, with a successful family business and a darling daughter to boot. They thought that one more baby would make life complete – but instead, they got the surprise of their lives when Casey found out she was pregnant with quintuplets. Today, their lives could not be more different – and this hour-long special shows how the family is adapting to a whole new ballgame.”

We are also being told that they will be setting up a website just for our show, which I’m assuming will be linked off of Discovery Health’s website.  This will be pretty cool as the production company has been sending us “webisodes” that will be loaded on the site once it is up and running (I think after the show airs) to help people get more familiar with our story.  They’ve been really fun and cool!  I’ll be sure to pass that info along once I know more about it.

And one final, cool little tidbit that got confirmed today as well:  TLC will definitely be airing the show at some point in the future after Discovery Health airs it!!  That is a big one…TLC!!!!!

Oh, I just remembered I never mentioned anything about the production company so let me hit that subject really quick.  Their name is Megalomedia and they are an Austin documentary filmmaker (technically, our show is a documentary).  The biggest show they have done to date is “Half Ton Teen” which is about morbidly obese teenagers and their struggles with their weight, surgeries, and everything else going on in their lives.  There are other versions of the “Half Ton” theme and they are all done by Megalomedia.  The guys are really awesome people and have been great to work with!

I’ve got to tell you what just happened…I just took  a short break to watch one of the webisodes that I had not seen yet and I’ve got to say, y’all are going to LOVE this show!!  We have not yet seen the final product, but everything that we have seen from Megalomedia has been dead-on accurate in how our lives really are and the emotions that we have encountered along this path!  We are hoping to see the finished version in the next few days…yay!!!

I guess I should explain the title of this post before I go…and just so you know, Casey is going to kill me!  She was in the office as I was starting this post and I asked her what the title should be.  She jokingly said, “My Sexy Wife” and I typed it in.  We had a good laugh about it, but not as good as the one I’ll get when she sees it posted………if there is any way possible to video her reaction, you know I’ll post it!! And since we are talking about video of our family, I’ll end this post with a few short clips that I shot this afternoon while I was hanging out with the kids…

Y’all take care!

Your Comments

15 Comments so far

  1. Rachelle says:

    We can’t wait to see your show! I am sure it will be great (despite the name!)

  2. First, just like you hate the name of your show, I hate that you do not have a full RSS feed on your blog! It means those like me {there are MANY} who have a large blog roll list will either stop reading all together or only occasionally {try a good 5 months from me} actually click on the link to read your full post. Please consider changing it. There are few who will mention their frustration, because most just stop reading.

    Second, a big congratulations to you guys! I hope the show does become a series & your family benefits tremendously from it both financially & emotionally!!!

  3. Amanda Brown says:

    Can’t wait I hope we get it here in Australia.

  4. Jane says:

    I can’t believe how big they all are!!!! They are so adorable, and such happy babies!! We will definetly be tuning in for your show. I have been following your site since the babies were born, and I can’t thank you enough for involving us in your amazing journey. Best of luck to all you!! God Bless!!


  5. stevie says:

    Can’t wait for the SHOW!!! I hope it becomes a series. Everyone will need to let the Networks know how much they loved the pilot and want to see more!!!!

    The new little video clips are so sweet!

  6. Bambi Jack says:

    Yah!!! Cannot wait to see your show!!! The babies are darling. Thanks for posting some clips. I loved watching them but it makes me want to come see them even more!!! Come on summer time…I need some quint/Casey/Ethan time:)

  7. Laurie says:

    So awesome to hear the show is being promoted! We can’t wait to watch it and tell everyone about it.


  8. Tori says:

    I am so so so so so excited!!!!!!!!

  9. Sarah&Madison says:

    We are excited!! :)

  10. Ginger (Wheeler) Tebbe says:

    Hi Guys,
    (Uncle) Brandon just informed me of the good news. Congrats……we’ll be watching!


  11. Klin says:

    Woot Woot!!! I”ll be watching and telling my fam that all y’all went to school with Tori. I am so glad to see some good stuff coming on TV. we need more of this kind of media to improve our world.

    Thanks for being a great example.

  12. Kimberly K says:

    So cool!!! I know it will be the cutest and funniest show that I have ever seen!!

  13. Jennifer says:

    I was just sure the show was going to be titled “Keeping Up with the Jones'”

  14. I saw one of your episodes where ya’ll all go to the baylor graduation. I was wondering where ya;ll got those outfits for the girls?The Baylor ones, My baby girl could really use one. When we visit her uncle he goes to school at Baylor currently.

  15. Shawna says:

    LOVE LOVE the show! I have 4 boys and they love to watch it too! They call it “Bunch of Babies” though haha! Congrats on all your sweet babies :)

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