For those of you who just can’t get enough of Nene, Sheree, Phaedra, Cynthia, Marlo, Kim and Kandi, those vivacious southern vixens from the Peach State, TLC has something that is sure to peak your interest.
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Partnering with True Entertainment, the production company behind The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the network announced that it is working on a project tentatively titled Preacher Wives that will follow the lives of the “First Ladies” of Atlanta churches, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
In a statement released Tuesday, True Entertainment president, Steven Weinstock, shared his excitement about this unexpected partnership and also the rationale behind the new series:
We are excited to work with TLC to profile the lives of these strong-willed women. With most praise in religious communities directed towards male preachers, we are thrilled to give these remarkable ladies the spotlight they crave and deserve.”
The series will follow the women as they preside over their husbands’ congregations, as well as shadow their private lives and the conflicts that inevitably arise when trying to balance both, reports THR.
It should come as no surprise that TLC has decided to jump into the Wives fray. The Real Housewives franchise has proven to be a goldmine for Bravo, with an estimated $35.6 – $162 million generated in ad revenue within the last two years. With the copy-cat success of VH1’s Basketball Wives and Mob Wives, we should probably expect the same cat-fights and shenanigans from Preacher Wives; only this time, it’s for the Lord.
TLC has yet to announce the airdate.