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
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