Unscripted

TLC’s “Willis Family” follows musical Nashville clan

The 14 members of a Nashville family are to showcase their musical talents on the tentatively titled TLC series The Willis Family (pictured).
March 27, 2015

The 14 members of a Nashville family are to showcase their musical talents on the upcoming TLC series The Willis Family (w/t, pictured).

The group, best known as The Willis Clan, first caught the attention of viewers when they made the final rounds on NBC talent show America’s Got Talent, after which a YouTube video of their national performance garnered more than 6 million views. The family also appeared on its own docuseries produced by RIVR Media for Scripps Networks Interactive’s Great American Country channel in 2013.

Set to premiere on May 5, the Figure 8 Films and Heart Bridge Media-produced The Willis Family will follow Brenda, Toby and their 12 children as they tour the U.S. while trying to maintain their home life in Tennessee.

While Brenda manages the band, Toby oversees technical aspects of the performances, and the children perform in the group. The 13-episode series will provide audiences with an “inside look” into their lives both on tour and at home, as they produce and record a new album, plan a release party, create music videos and gear up for their first West Coast tour.

The Willis Family will debut on TLC on May 5 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

(With files from Barry Walsh)

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