U.S. channel OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered It’s Prime’s Time (working title), a docuseries in which sports star Deion Sanders “strives to keep his crazy and chaotic family life in balance.”
The series is produced by Edmonds Entertainment, Prime Time Media Ventures and Rogue Atlas Productions, in association with Lionsgate, and will premiere in 2014.
In the show, Sanders faces the challenges of raising his five children in a household that also includes his mother, her foster children and his aunt and uncle, while guiding the future of Prime Prep Academy, the charter school he created for children in under-served areas.
According to OWN, “he plays the role of father, leader, bread-winner, coach and teacher for everyone around him. And in those rare instances when he gets a little overwhelmed, his girlfriend, producer and businesswoman Tracey Edmonds – who has two sons of her own – is there to help pick up the slack.”
The show’s exec producers are Eli Frankel, Tracey E. Edmonds and Deion Sanders.
The commission comes as the network also confirmed that Oprah’s Next Chapter, For Better or Worse, Six Little McGhees, Oprah’s LIfeclass and Super Soul Sunday would be returning.