TLC announced rollout plans for the cable channel’s first scripted series, which bows next month. The show is “Too Close to Home,” from Tyler Perry.
The eight-part drama series will have a two-hour premiere on Monday, Aug. 22.
The series “tells the story of a young woman from a modest upbringing who discovers she may have a bright future in Washington D.C.’s fast-paced political scene,” TLC notes in its announcement. “When Anna (Danielle Savre) leaves her trailer park home in Alabama in a cloud of dust, she cuts all ties with her family and buries every element of her checkered past. Her friends in Washington think she comes from a wealthy family and know nothing of her real upbringing. Suddenly, the real Anna is exposed when she causes a major political scandal and makes national headlines for her part in an affair with one of the nation’s most powerful players. With nowhere to turn, she’s forced to find sanctuary in the only place she has left — home.
Nancy Daniels, President and General Manager, TLC, comments in the announcement: “We are thrilled that TLC’s first-ever scripted project is a collaboration with Tyler Perry, who is a powerhouse in the media landscape. Tyler Perry has built a brand that is known for impactful, dramatic storytelling for a diverse audience. His latest creation, ‘Too Close to Home,’ is sure to draw in and captivate our TLC viewers from the first episode to the last.”