Holly Robinson Peete, of old school 21 Jump Street fame (yeah!) and husband & former quarterback Rodney Peete are getting their own docuseries (aka reality show) on OWN. The working titled production, For Peete’s Sake, will “follow the lives of husband and wife duo Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete as they juggle their careers with their family life,” according to blackcelebkids.com.
Why is OWN taking an interest in the Peete family, which includes the couples’ four children – twins RJ and Ryan Elizabeth (17), middle son Robinson (13), and the youngest, Roman (10) – and Holly’s widowed mother, Dolores? Well, according to OWN president Sheri Salata, “As longtime members of ‘The Oprah Show’ family, we’ve watched Holly and Rodney navigate successful careers in show business, a devoted marriage and a growing, love-filled family.” Salata adds, “This new series gives an entertaining and honest look at a modern family that just happens to live in the celebrity spotlight.” Salata also tweeted yesterday, “Team Peete is ready to roll!” after Holly had posted a photo on her Twitter account of her hubby and her hanging with the Lady Who Rules Us All, Oprah Winfrey.
Evelyn Lozada is returning to reality TV – this time with a different fiancé. Evelyn just scored a new show, tentatively called ‘Evelyn‘ which will air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and chronicles her new life with MLB player Carl Crawford, her relationship with daughter Shaniece Hairston, and her son Carl Leo Jr, who just turned 1.
Evelyn premiers in July, and is produced by Shed Media, with Evelyn also serving as an executive producers. The show will focus primarily on Evelyn and Shaniece’s evolving lives, and how their relationship changes as well.
“‘Evelyn‘ will follow Lozada and her 21-year-old daughter Shaniece, both of whom are experiencing big changes in their lives,” reveals The Wrap. “Lozada will have to learn how to balance her many business opportunities with being a new mother. Meanwhile, Shaniece’s modeling career is taking off.”
We've seen it time and time again. A child star grows up in the spotlight, has fame hungry parents, no one ever tells them no, they party, their squeaky clean image starts to get tarnished, the pressure mounts, drugs happen, lesbian relationships ensue, parents of tweens who love them are outraged, tabloid stories become far more prevalent than movie roles, rehab happens, then a comeback, then rehab again, Lather, rinse, repeat.
Sound familiar? No, I'm not predicting Miley Cyrus' future (although I could be), but I'm referring to everyone's favorite train wreck–Lindsay Lohan. Girlfriend has had a quite a time, hasn't she? What's next for her? Well, thanks to Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, she's getting her own reality show. That should be helpful in her "recovery."
As if you didn't already have enough reality television to keep up with on a regular basis, Oprah Winfrey's network (appropriately called OWN…brilliant!) is in the works to create a new show that I know I will totally get sucked into watching.
Being touted at as a docu-series (that's Oprah's fancy way of saying "reality show"), the premise of the program is to follow the daily life of former NFL star Deion Sanders. Count. Me. In.