TLC to air scripted series “Surviving the In-Laws”

The U.S. cable network will air its first scripted offering, the hybrid series Surviving the In-Laws (pictured); and a one-hour special called Raising Fame, later this summer.
July 23, 2013

U.S. cable network TLC is to air the “loosely scripted” hybrid series Surviving the In-Laws later this month.

Produced by MAK Pictures, the two-part, doc-style series features actors re-creating real-life stories about newlyweds and their in-laws with a comedic twist. The stories were compiled from interviews, though producers will use creative license in order to protect the identities of the storytellers.

“We all have laugh-out-loud stories from our well-meaning, but over-involved in-laws, but for the sake of our relationships, we never really have the chance to tell them to back off,”  said TLC general manager Amy Winter in a statement. “Surviving The In-Laws is the perfect way to bring these relatable and ridiculous experiences to life, without getting the couple in trouble with their parents.

“Pushing into the scripted space but still based on real stories, Surviving the In-Laws keeps the heart and humor TLC’s audience expects from our programming,” she added.

The two episodes will air on July 31 beginning at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST.

TLC will also air the one-hour special Raising Fame on August 7 at 9:30 p.m. EST/PST. The series follows three wannabe Hollywood stars and their “momagers” as they relocate to Los Angeles in a bit to jump start their acting careers. It is produced by Authentic Entertainment.

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