Exclusive clip: BET’s “According to Alex”

Realscreen has an exclusive clip of Centric's latest docu-reality series, which follows Whoopi Goldberg's daughter and husband as they raise their family.
October 16, 2015

U.S. network BET is readying the premiere of the docu-reality series According to Alex from 44 Blue Productions and Whoopi Goldberg’s One Ho Productions.

Set to air tomorrow (October 17) at 10 p.m. EST/PST on the network’s Centric cable channel, the series will shadow Goldberg’s daughter Alex Martin Dean, her husband Bernard, their three kids, and her childhood best friend Leisa, as they plot their next personal and professional steps.

But as Martin prepares for her children to leave the nest, her eldest daughter Amara and her fiancé Chris unexpectedly return to the family home seeking help raising their new baby girl, and putting Martin’s plans on hold. The 6 x 3o-minute series will chronicle how the Martin family, with the help of Leisa, looks to nurture its latest addition, while keeping the peace under one roof.

In an exclusive clip shared with realscreen, Martin’s youngest child Mason performs a song he wrote for her and great-grandmother Golberg in front of a packed venue.

According to Alex follows such popular titles from the California producer as A&E’s Wahlburgers, which most recently followed the Wahlberg family as they balanced their individual careers; A&E’s Donnie Loves Jenny, on the relationship between actor Donnie Wahlberg and comedian Jenny McCarthy; and the docuseries Nightwatch, about a team of New Orleans-based emergency responders, which returns for season two this fall.

Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Leonardis, Stephanie Drachkovitch and Alex Martin Dean serve as executive producers, with Esther Frank co-exec producing.

  • According to Alex premieres October 17 at 10 p.m. EST/PST
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