Radar online is reporting that "Megan Wants a Millionaire" star Megan Hauserman is getting another reality show.
"VH1 is giving Megan her own reality show,” a source confirms. When the show was abruptly cancelled “they promised Megan her own show...that’s how they bought her silence.”
Two things come to mind immediately: The first is, Will 51 Minds be involved in any way? The article mentions only VH1. If I were Megan, I would steer clear of 51 Minds. For that matter, I'd steer clear of 51 Minds if I were VH1.
The second is, I do not for a minute believe that VH1 had to "buy her silence." The contracts that people sign are ironclad- the Ryan Jenkins situation was no doubt covered by some kind of Force Majeure clause. VH1 and 51Minds both have very well compensated legal teams crafting language that is very specifically geared toward protecting them.
And I think there's something later in the story that backs me up:
As for the show’s format, the source says it will probably move away from a dating-themed show and will unscripted despite Hauserman asking for a scripted show.You'll note "the source" claims that Megan- whose silence is being "bought," wants a scripted show. In spite of this fact, VH1 is giving her an "unscripted" show. Just so we're clear- VH1 is giving Megan a new show to "buy her silence," but they're forcing her to do a show she doesn't really want to do.
Think about this: If Megan were given a sit-com, would you watch it? At least once? Yes, you would. Everyone would. And VH1 would only have to make one episode, since that's all anyone would watch anyway. It could be the VH1 equivalent of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
The real truth of this story is (probably- this is me conjecturing) Megan wanted out, and was going to talk to a network or something. She might know some things neither VH1 nor 51 Minds wants to get out. VH1 exercised its ironclad contract language and is forcing her to appear on another show she doesn't want to do (although, it's difficult to believe that Megan Hauserman required much convincing to appear on another television show). There's probably something in the contract about not being able to talk to anyone about any of her shows for X number of years after the final episode of her final series airs.
We might be seeing Megan Hauserman shows for a long time.
To that end, and if they're not going the "dating" angle, I have an idea for one of the shows: Megan gets a job with an "outside company" that does background checks for reality show contestants. Hilarity ensues as Megan soon finds she's in over her head, checking all those "drivers license numbers," and "social security numbers." All she really wants is credit card numbers! Will Megan actually do her background checks, or will she get bored and take her mentally challenged dog Lily to the spa for a day of fun and relaxation?
Megan Hauserman pic source.
Larry David pic source.