REALITY TV FAB: TLC Puts FIRST LADIES Of The Church On DISPLAY With "The Sisterhood"
TLC is prepping for reality tv's next phenomenon, "The Sisterhood." Meet the pastor's wives who'll be stirring up drama in the name of Jesus inside.....
Set in the heart of Atlanta (obvi), TLC is hoping "The Sisterhood" will bring the same drama and excitement of "RHOA" and ""BBW," but with "Jesus" as a storyline. The show provides a candid look at five larger-than-life preacher's wives as they run their families and churches. And since we've learned that a successful reality show is based on drama, you'll be able to count on these ladies to bring that to the table as well.
Accoridng to the trailer, tension will run high as the "ONLY" thing the ladies agree on in their love of God. "Everything else is up for grabs," says one of the wives.
So what's going to set this show apart from other reality shows based on groups of women? From looking at the promo...not much. There will be skeletons (one of the preacher's wives admits to being a former crack addict), there will be sex (one couple is into handcuffs) there will be fighting, and there will be lots of shoes and fancy clothes. We guess the only difference is everything is done with just a touch a Jesus.
Meet the wives here, with blurbs from the press release:
Domonique is anything but your typical preacher’s wife. She’s bold, she’s brash, and she’s unapologetically honest. After moving to Atlanta, she met and married Brian, an Evangelical pastor, and they had two daughters together. After years of growing The Good Life Ministry, the couple fell on hard times and were forced to close the church’s doors. They are now looking for new opportunities to fulfill their calling and Domonique is hoping to repair the damage that losing the church caused to her marriage.
TARA Y. LEWIS
When most people think of preacher’s wives, they think of demure ladies in big hats, conservative suits, and strands of pearls. So when people find out Tara is a First Lady, they usually do a double take. She’s fit and fabulous and her wardrobe leaves little to the imagination. Tara and her husband Brian recently relocated their family from Los Angeles to Atlanta so Brian could pastor a new church. However, Brian, who was actually raised Jewish, lost his position at the church after only six weeks. Now the two are struggling to find their footing in a city where new churches… and new friends…are hard to come by.
Most First Ladies do not have a colorful past like Ivy. As one of the members of girl group Xscape, Ivy lived the partying life of a pop star. But since meeting her husband Mark, pastor of the Emanuel Tabernacle Church, Ivy is singing a different tune. She is now a dutiful First Lady, wife, and mother to a one-year old son. However, her not-so-wholesome past helps Ivy relate to and connect with her inner city congregation.
It’s rare that you’ll hear a first lady say, “I’m Dominican and I don’t play!” But Christina often makes it known that she’s a sassy Latina who you don’t want to mess with. Christina and her husband Anthony run one of the largest and most successful churches in Atlanta called the Oasis Family Life Church. But the success of their church also means they struggle to meet the needs of their ever-growing congregation. And, if that weren’t stressful enough, Christina and Anthony also have to wrangle their two challenging teenage daughters who are just as sassy as their mother.
One look at DeLana singing on stage in her leather pants and spiked heels and you’ll definitely think she’s a rock star. But don’t let her rocker chick exterior fool you – she’s a First Lady through and through. DeLana and her husband Myles pastor the Worship with Wonders Church where music plays a big part in their ministry. They write their own music and perform original songs at every Sunday service. In addition to music, DeLana is passionate about helping children. She has two children of her own and often acts as a surrogate mother to young members of her congregation in need.
Watch the promo here:
"The Sisterhood" will air on TLC beginning January 1st at 9p.m. EST/8p.m. Sigh.
BONUS: We hear the horrid "Real Mistresses of Atlanta" realiy show has been picked up by the Oxygen network. Let us pray.