Press release from Investigation Discovery, Nov. 5, 2014:
With the help of TV’s beloved loud-mouth mom and infamous comedienne, Roseanne Barr, MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD uncovers a bizarre world where mothers will do anything for their children’s happiness. From the little league mama who stalks and threatens her son’s coach to the pageant parent who will stop at nothing to get her daughter the crown, these mothers are not afraid to cross boundaries and get their hands dirty. MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD premieres on the most appropriate day of the year, Black Friday, November 28 at 10/9c with back-to-back episodes.
“These ‘momsters’ find themselves knee-deep in schemes so sordid and unexpected that the only way out is to keep going – you will laugh at the inherent humor of these situations just as often as you gasp at the shock of their crimes,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination American, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Family Channel and Discovery Fit & Health. “Roseanne acts as the mother of all meltdowns in her uniquely sarcastic tone while telling the stories of the many women who give Mommie Dearest a run for her money.”
Leading up to the premiere of MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD, ID is encouraging viewers to skip those dangerous sales and instead sit back and enjoy the first-ever Black Friday Watch ‘Til You Drop Marathon, hosted by ardent ID fan Barr, kicking off at 2pm on November 28. During the back-to-back episodes of Roseanne’s favorites, fans should be on the lookout for a code to enter at www.InvestigationDiscovery.com/Giveaway for a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree! And during the 10pm premiere of MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD, Roseanne Barr will do a live Twitter chat with fans @DiscoveryID @TheRealRoseanne #Momsters.
The premiere line-up for MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD is as follows:
A Killer Routine Premieres Friday, November 28 at 10/9c
Deep in the heart of Texas, every Lone Star Mama wants their daughter to be a cheerleader and Wanda Holloway is no exception. Since her daughter Shanna was 5-years-old, Wanda has been training her to be the ultimate cheer queen. But there is one thing standing in her way: pom-pom prodigy, Amber Heath. When Shanna loses a spot on the high school squad, Wanda is compelled to kill the competition. Location: Channelview, TX
Babies and Blank Checks Premieres Friday, November 28 at 10:30/9:30c
Fueled by a desire to grow her family, Bonnie Sweeten finds a creative and criminal way to fund her pricey IVF treatments. Soon, her dreams of a perfect family are shattered when Bonnie calls 911 to report that she and her 9-year-old daughter have been kidnapped in broad daylight! Location: Feasterville, PA
Anger in the Outfield Premieres Friday, December 5 at 10/9c
Janet Chiauzzi is a Long Island Little League mom whose angry letter-writing campaign evolves into something much more sinister, leaving the coach and his family living in fear for years to come. Location: East Meadow, NY
Later, a serendipitous encounter in an online chat room gives stay-at-home mom, Lisa Burris, a titillating way to fund her divorce. Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Deadly Deceit Premieres Friday, December 5 at 10:30/9:30c
After giving birth to her fourth baby, Kerri Fae Brown checks out of the hospital early. But it’s what she does next that leaves her small town shaken to its core. Location: Pleasant Grove, UT
Meanwhile, Elizabeth Pack loves dressing up her two pageant girls, but when headshots, entry fees and gorgeous gowns become too costly, Elizabeth must go to extreme lengths to keep her girls in the glam game. Location: Sumter County, SC / Buford, GA
Madam Mommy Premieres Friday, December 12 at 10/9c
Blonde bombshell Michelle Braun is living the dream with her two daughters in Hollywood, California. This hardworking mama isn’t the type to just soak up the sun so she starts a booming business — one that would certainly shock her suburban neighbors.
Meanwhile, super organized Oregon mom Gwen Sherbondy is the obvious choice to head up fundraising for her daughter’s senior class. When the other moms notice funds missing, her secrets are revealed. Location: Coquille, OR
Toddlers and Trauma Premieres Friday, December 19 at 10/9
Anne Marie Bloxsom is a competitive pageant mom, but how far will she go to get her daughter the crown? Location: Brooksville, FL
Later, Andrea Sanderlin is a suburban mother, struggling to support her daughters. Andrea will do anything to stay in the green, even break the law. Location: Scarsdale, NY
MOMSTERS: WHEN MOMS GO BAD is produced for Investigation Discovery by Sharp Entertainment with Matt Sharp as executive producer, Rebecca Bruno as co-executive producer and Christopher Gidez as supervising producer. For Investigation Discovery, Lorna Thomas is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.