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WE tv spins off “Marriage Boot Camp” and “Growing Up Hip Hop”

WE tv is expanding two of the network’s most successful franchises — Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars and Growing Up Hip Hop — into new spin-off series. Produced by Thinkfactory Media, Marriage Boot Camp: ...
March 8, 2017

WE tv is expanding two of the network’s most successful franchises — Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars and Growing Up Hip Hop — into new spin-off series.

Produced by Thinkfactory Media, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition will feature a cast of famous and famously dysfunctional families dealing with well-publicized rifts. They’ll undergo counselling and decide, with the help of therapists Dr. Ish Major and Dr. Venus Nicolino, whether to save their relationships or cut family ties. The show premieres on April 28 at 9 PM ET/PT.

Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta, premiering later this year, chronicles the perks and perils of being born into hip hop royalty in the city that the New York Times once called “hip hop’s center of gravity.”

The rich history of the Atlanta hip hop scene has a close community among the artists that resembles a family. But like any family, Atlanta’s next generation of hip hop stars do not always get along. The series, co-produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and Datari Turner Productions, chronicles the artists as they fight for their chance in the spotlight.

“Both Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars and Growing Up Hip Hop are standout series in their own right and have become important franchises for WE tv, helping to solidify the network as a destination for viewers on Thursdays and Fridays who seek out great stories and big personalities,” said Marc Juris, president of WE tv, in a statement. “With more stories to tell and more fascinating personalities to follow, the time was right to expand each of these series through compelling spinoffs that focus on the complicated and wholly relatable dynamic of families.”

Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition is executive produced by Adam Freeman, Adam Reed, Erin Richards and Leslie Greif. Antonia Mattia is co-executive producer. Executive producers for WE tv are Lauren P. Gellert and Suzanne Gladstone Murch.

Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta is executive produced by Tara Long, Mark Herwick and Ben Megargel for eOne along with Shad Moss and Datari Turner. Lauren Gellert, executive vice president, development and original programming and Suzanne Gladstone Murch, vice president, original programming and David Stefanou, vice-president, development are the executive producers for WE tv.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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