Unscripted

Lifetime picks up “Preachers’ Daughters”

U.S. cable net Lifetime has ordered Preachers' Daughters, a family docusoap that promises to follow the lives of the teenage daughters of assorted pastors.
December 6, 2012

U.S. cable net Lifetime has ordered Preachers’ Daughters, a family docusoap that promises to follow the lives of teenage pastors’ daughters and their parents as they balance “the temptations of adolescence with the expectations of following household beliefs.”

Thinkfactory Media will produce the 8 x 60-minute series to air next year, with A+E Networks handling global sales.

The series will look at the daily pressures typical teenagers face, capturing “the intense moral, social, sexual and spiritual conflicts these daughters endure as they weigh whether or not to break free from the strong beliefs, time-honored traditions and rituals their loving, but strict, parents have raised them on,” the network said.

Lifetime Networks exec VP of programming Rob Sharenow added: “Adolescence can be a challenging time of transition for children and their parents.

“By opening their homes and lives to our viewers, the families featured on Preachers’ Daughters will provide an honest portrayal of their experiences – book-ended by the deep love they share and shifting household dynamics in their beliefs.”

The series will be executive produced by Adam Reed, Emily Sinclair, Adam Freeman and Leslie Greif, alongside Lifetime’s Sharenow, Gena McCarthy, Kimberly Chessler and Toby Faulkner.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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