The Maloof siblings are very well-connected when it comes to reality TV production. Mary-Eliis Bunim is listed as a creator developer of Living Lohan even though she was deceased when the show aired in 2008. Mary-Eliis Bunim was a pioneer of reality TV when she created The Real World with partner Jonathan Murray. Essentially these two are the people responsible for the wild success reality TV has become today. The Maloofs have also worked with Mark Burnett on a project called Rebuilding the Kingdom, a show that focused on the Sacramento Kings, with Mark Burnett who produces many of the most popular reality shows on TV today (Survivor, The Apprentice, The Voice and more…). That show I believe ended up being available only online, but don’t hold me to that. So the Maloofs have both funding and access to the top producers in the industry.
That said, regardless of the quotes by ROL’s “source” who alternately claims the show is “in the works”, “in the planning stages” and “in talks with NBC”, it is very unlikely that you will see a Maloof reality show on NBC primetime. The show is supposed to be similar to Shark Tank (Also produced by Mark Burnett) on ABC in its fourth season. Presumably, the Maloof siblings will be potential investors in businesses pitched by “the contestants” in the modern-day genre of “competitive reality show” (which is not for legal purposes the same thing as a game show). The Maloofs are not currently in the news for their wise business decisions.
In case no one has noticed the entire Maloof family is embroiled in turmoil. Adrienne is considering divorce amongst all kinds of salacious rumors about open marriage and questions about Adrienne’s sexuality. All the siblings are still in the middle of major NBA drama regarding the potential relocation of the Sacramento Kings. Even today there is speculation the team could move to Virgina Beach. There have been numerous financial articles about the Maloofs major losses in their investment in The Palms, a Vegas hotel where their ownership has dropped to only 2%. Basically, the Maloofs are currently in a maelstrom of bad press. Neither NBC or anyone else is going to touch them until some or all of this blows over.
So all of that is background for me to say, “Don’t count on seeing Adrienne Maloof on NBC primetime anytime soon.” They are all pretty busy with marital problems and NBA problems to develop and pitch a show right now. Sure, they all love the media and cameras, but they’ve all got their hands full at the moment. The networks are not exactly busting down their doors with offers.