Quints Off Camera!

As Easter is fast approaching, fans are angered that they won’t get to see the Jones family celebrate. The Jones family, who live in Austin, Texas were the stars of the reality TV programme- Quints By Surprise. The show followed the family with their quintuplets and older daughter Eliot, as they made the best of everyday life with six kids.

The show first aired on August 30th 2010 on The Learning Channel in America and was then shown in England on Home and Health. The show was cancelled on November 22nd 2011 and ended Eliot, Brooklyn, Britton, Jack, Lila and Ryan’s days of fame.

Since then, the fans only method of keeping up with the Joneses have been Twitter, Facebook and the website that parents Casey and Ethan, both thirty seven set up. But this is not ideal for younger viewers. This has been the fans method of supporting the family for two years and they are campaigning for the show to return. Fans think Casey and Ethan are inspirational and find encouragement from the show.

We interviewed some people who didn’t watch the show and asked them how they would manage with six kids. First we asked other students to see what it would be like to have five brothers and sisters, like big sister Eliot. One person said, “Having two sisters is bad enough because you don’t get time to yourself, sometimes it would be fun to have five brothers and sisters though!” Another person said,

“Shocked! It would be a big surprise!” And the last person said,

“Absolutely hate it! Too much fuss!” We also asked teachers what they think it would be like to have six kids like Casey and Ethan, one teacher said,

“A difficult task, I would consider not working to devote time to each individual.” The second teacher said,

“Extremely stressful! Too much for me! It would be very tiring.”

It is a miracle that all five quints survived birth and now the quints are four and Eliot is eight, the big question is- Will the show return?

By Amy and Ellie U

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