TMZ has decided to conduct an experiment in which a family is made into celebrities in a matter of 12 weeks.

Supposedly, with social media, wild antics, and enough exposure, ANYBODY can be a reality star/celebrity.  TMZ is putting this theory to test via the Artiaga family.

In "Famous in 12," the family will be followed for 12 weeks and will have that long to scheme their way to stardom.... As if we needed another Kardashian-like family. (But that's not going to stop me from checking it out. LOL) Will you be watching?