NAACP Image-Nominated Series about the Popular Gospel Group Airs This Fall
NEW YORK, NY — August 17, 2017 — WE tv today announced the return of popular docu-series “Mary Mary” for its sixth and final season, starting on September 28th at 9pm ET/PT. The series, which chronicles the lives of Erica and Tina Campbell, sisters and members of the contemporary gospel group Mary Mary, returns this fall with six one hour-long episodes. One of WE tv’s most popular and talked about series, the fifth season of “Mary Mary” reached 12.7 million total viewers and was the #1 cable program in its time slot among African-American Women 25-54.
Season 5 of “Mary Mary” ended with high tensions between Erica and Tina, leaving fans to speculate about the fate of the group. At the same time, Goo Goo planned to transition from her role as their stylist to pursue her personal dreams. On season 6 of “Mary Mary,” the group braves global terrorist threats to take on their biggest world tour yet. But competition over each of their growing solo careers, and long buried emotional demons that resurface in the Holy Land prove to be the ultimate test of their sisterly bond.
“It’s been a privilege to chronicle the lives of gospel superstars Erica and Tina Campbell, better known as Mary Mary – who are truly rocks stars who rock everything they do, from family life to their wildly successful music careers,” said Lauren Gellert, executive vice president, development & programming for WE tv. “’Mary Mary’ is a big part of why WE tv is a #1 cable network for African-American adults and women on Thursday nights and we are proud to have been the television home to these inspirational women for six amazing seasons.”
Said Tina Campbell of “Mary Mary,” “I’m so grateful to have shared the last several years of my life, personally and professionally, with all of the supporters of the viewers of our reality show. We’ve written and recorded songs together, we’ve released albums together, we’ve been pregnant together, we’ve had babies on the show, we’ve had the worst of times in our families and have had the best of times with our family. You’ve watch our children grow up. Heck you’ve watched Erica and I and the rest of our family grow up over these years. We’ve established an identity together and separately and you all have been with us for the entire ride. I can’t possibly find the words to truly express my gratitude for this experience so I’ll just say thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who made it happen and to everyone who watched it happen. It’s been great.”
“We have been so proud to share our music and our lives with WE tv viewers and fans for the past five seasons,” said Erica Campbell of “Mary Mary.” “We are grateful to our fans for going with us on this journey, from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, we can’t wait to return this fall to complete this part of our story.”
“Mary Mary” was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series earlier this year. The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.
Mary Mary is produced for WE tv by Entertainment One (eOne) and executive produced by eOne’s Tara Long, John Morayniss, Mark Herwick and WE tv’s Lauren Gellert, Kate Farrell and Lauren Lazin, and Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Laura Halperin, and Mitchell Solarek.
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