WE tv today announced two new spinoffs expanding on two of the network’s most successful franchises in “Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars” and “Growing Up Hip Hop.”
The new programs are “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,” the network said in its announcement. “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.”
Said Marc Juris, president of WE tv: “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. 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.”
“Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition” premieres Friday, April 28, at 9 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,” the announcement says.
“Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” will premiere later this year. The announcement notes that the show “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.”