OWN signs up “For Peete’s Sake” docuseries

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is to follow actor Holly Robinson Peete (pictured) and her husband Rodney Peete in the tentatively titled docuseries For Peete's Sake.
May 7, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is to follow actor Holly Robinson Peete (pictured) and her husband Rodney Peete in the tentatively titled docuseries For Peete’s Sake.

Produced by Tremendous! Entertainment, the series follows the couple as it navigates careers in acting and sports while raising four children.

Holly Robinson Peete is known for roles on the TV series 21 Jump Street and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, as well as a co-hosting stint on CBS daytime show The Talk. Meanwhile, Rodney Peete was a football player in the NFL, and following retirement joined Fox Sports’ The Best Damn Sports Show Period as the show’s NFL expert. In 1997, the couple founded the HollyRod Foundation, which provides care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.

“As longtime members of The Oprah Show family, we’ve watched Holly and Rodney navigate successful careers in show business, a devoted marriage and a growing, love-filled family,” said Sheri Salata, president of OWN, in a statement. “This new series gives an entertaining and honest look at a modern family that just happens to live in the celebrity spotlight.”

Though a premiere date is as-yet-unannounced, the series is to join OWN’s Saturday night line-up, which includes the series Welcome to Sweetie Pie’sRaising Whitley and 2 Fat 2 Fly.

Executive producers for Tremendous! Entertainment include Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers and Andy Meyer, as well as John Ferriter, Kyell Thomas, Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete.

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