Debbie Tye insists that her 4-year-old girl loves competing in pageants despite her "I don't wanna" whining. Debbie Klingensmith believes her son, 13, can be a teen idol even though his singing of "Hot, Hot, Hot" is bad, bad, bad. Duncan Nutter moves with his wife and seven kids from Vermont to New York City so they all can be actors-yet any fool can see this is his dream more than theirs.
Obsessive stage parents inspire a certain fascination, but you may have your fill of them before this so-so series (premiering April 13) completes its six-week run. The Nutters' situation is unusual enough to be worth a show in itself—we even hear Duncan discuss that idea with a producer—but with the other featured families a short-term acquaintance is all you need to get the picture.