“Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition” Premieres Friday, April 28 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” Will Air on WE tv Later This Year
NEW YORK, MARCH 8, 2017 – WE tv today announced the expansion of two of the network’s most successful franchises – “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” and “Growing Up Hip Hop” – through new spinoff series,
“Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition” and “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.” These core WE tv franchise shows have helped make WE tv the #1 cable network for African-American women and adults on Thursday nights as well as a top 10 cable entertainment network on Fridays. Recently, the network experienced record-breaking viewership with the premiere of new Friday series “Mama June: From Not to Hot,” which was the network’s highest series premiere ever and ranked as that night’s #1 program among women and the #1 ad-supported cable program in its time period.
“Both ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars’ and ‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ are standout series in their own right and have become important franchises for WE tv, helping to solidify the network as a destination for viewers on Thursdays and Fridays who seek out great stories and big personalities,” said Marc Juris, president of WE tv. “With more stories to tell and more fascinating personalities to follow, the time was right to expand each of these series through compelling spinoffs that focus on the complicated and wholly relatable dynamic of families.”
The stakes are incredibly high on “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition,” which premieres on Friday, April 28 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. The series will feature a compelling cast of famous and famously dysfunctional families dealing with notorious and well-publicized rifts, who will undergo intense counseling and decide, with the help of experienced therapists Dr. Ish Major and Dr. Venus Nicolino, whether to save their relationships or cut family ties forever.
“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta,” premiering later this year, chronicles the perks and perils of being born into Hip Hop royalty in the city that the New York Times called “Hip Hop’s center of gravity.” The rich history of the Atlanta hip hop scene has fostered a unique sense of local pride and closeness among the artists that resembles a family. But like any family, Atlanta’s next generation of hip hop stars do not always get along. Growing up together in the shadow of their legendary parents has established tight bonds and bitter rivalries, as everybody fights for their chance to push their way into the spotlight.
“Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition” is produced for WE tv by Thinkfactory Media and executive produced by Adam Freeman, Adam Reed, Erin Richards and Leslie Greif. Antonia Mattia is Co-Executive Producer. Executive Producers for WE tv are Lauren P. Gellert and Suzanne Gladstone Murch.
“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” is executive produced by Tara Long, Mark Herwick and Ben Megargel for Entertainment One (eOne) along with Shad Moss and Datari Turner. Turner’s Datari Turner Productions is co-producing the series. Lauren Gellert, executive vice president, development and original programming and Suzanne Gladstone Murch, vice president, original programming and David Stefanou, vice president, development are the executive producers for WE tv.
About Thinkfactory Media
Thinkfactory Media is a full-service production company that creates high-quality entertainment content. Renowned for award-winning productions, the company was the driving force behind the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated hit mini-series Hatfields & McCoys (History), starring Kevin Costner. Thinkfactory Media is currently working on the highly-anticipated scripted drama, Sun Records (CMT). Other recent credits include: the Lifetime biopic, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le, Million Dollar Matchmaker (WE tv), Texas Rising (History), Marriage Boot Camp (WE tv), Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (WE tv), Married By Mom and Dad (TLC), Dead of Winter: The Donner Party (The Weather Channel), Vet School (Nat Geo WILD), Preachers’ Daughters (Lifetime), R&B Divas: Atlanta (TV One), R&B Divas: Los Angeles (TV One), Queens of Drama (Pop), Strange Love (TLC), Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (A&E), Tony Danza: Teach (A&E), among many others. Find out more about Thinkfactory Media and its projects at www.ThinkfactoryMedia.com and follow them on Twitter at @TFactoryMedia.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.
The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.
Currently, eOne’s Alternative Programming slate includes successful series Mary Mary for WE tv; Streets of Compton for A&E; David Spade’s comedy prank show Fameless for truTV; Nellyville for BET, The Manns for TV One; and Race to Escape for Discovery Science, among others.
About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.