The Loud Family The Loud Family

America's first reality TV family is coming back to the small screen.

HBO and executive producer Gavin Polone have teamed up for the TV movie Cinema Verite, a behind-the-scenes look at the Loud family and An American Family, the groundbreaking PBS reality series that featured the family, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Shari Springer Berman and Bob Pulcini (American Splendor) will direct the film, written by David Seltzer (The Omen).

Decades before Jon and Kate Gosselin aired their drama on national television, the seven-member Loud family gave America its first taste of familial dysfunction. Created by Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond, the 12-episode series premiered in 1973 and generated controversy for shattering the rosy façade of middle-class suburbia.

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