Nelson Mandela’s Grandchildren Are Getting a Reality-TV Show

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 03: Nelson Mandela smiles during a lunch to Benefit the Mandela Children's Foundation as part of the celebrations of the opening of the new One&Only Cape Town resort on April 3, 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa. The One&Only is Sol Kerzner's first hotel in his home country since 1992. The 130 room property is One&Only's first Urban resort and sits in the fashionable Waterfront district. Celebrities from all over the world including Mariah Carey, Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Thandie Newton and Marisa Tomei will attend the event. Gordon Ramsay will be launching his first restaurant in Africa at the resort, Maze and Robert De Niro will be opening Nobu. Nelson Mandela will be attending an intimate luncheon at Maze on Friday to celebrate his long-standing relationship with Mr. Kerzner. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Photo: Chris Jackson/2009 Getty Images

We could leave it at that, no? But we won't! Three of Nelson Mandela's grandchildren, all grown women who grew up in the United States and then moved back to South Africa as adults, will star in a series airing in early 2012. One of the show's producers previously executive produced Dr. 90210, but according to one of the show's stars, it won't be like that: "We are exposing Africa for what it is ... with a new middle class of intellectuals ... contributing to the economy." But here's the real soundbite: "We’re definitely not the African Kardashians.” Guess we'll all have the opportunity to see about that. [Deadline]