Awkward Family Photos to Be a TV Show

awkward family photos

Is that a boy child or a girl?

Awkward Family Photos is a website dedicated to showcasing those embarrassing and, yes, awkward, family portraits we’ve all got stuffed in a drawer somewhere.  You know, the ones where everyone wears a matchy-matchy outfit and strikes a ridiculous pose?  Or where the entire family dresses up in Star Trek costumes?  Or bacon suits?  Yeah, those.

Founded by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack, Awkward Family Photos reportedly receives about 15 million visitors per month and has spawned a best-selling book.  Clearly, we like it.  But do we like it well enough to sit for half an hour and watch a scripted comedy show based on the same concept?

ABC thinks so and has picked up the rights to create an Awkward Family Photos show.  While I am not sure how a website that consists of little more than photos and funny commentary will translate into a television show, CBS pulled it off with nothing more than a Twitter feed for “$#*! My Dad Says.”  And considering the fact that founders Bender and Chernack are both Los Angeles based screenwriters, this just might work.

But whether or not you ever tune in for Awkward Family Photos on television, you should definitely check it out online. After all, where else can you find a family nativity scene in which Mary cradles a frightened dog while Joseph looks on lovingly?

Image: Awkward Family Photos

More from this author:

iCarly Spaghetti Tacos For Dinner?

Would You Serve Fetus Cupcakes at Your Baby Shower?

Kids and Computers: Toasted Skin Syndrome

Should Pre-Teens Babysit?

Too Much TV: Toddler Stuck in Thomas the Tank World

Australian Coroner Says Stop Sleeping With Your Baby

Hamburgers Are Like Heroin to Children

Michelle Obama’s Apps for Healthy Kids Winners

Gifted Kids Just as Likely to Fail in Life as Regular Kids

Dads and Daughters: Should They Kiss on the Lips?

Cinnamon Challenge: Do Not Try This at Home

Tagged as: , , ,

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.