TV Land Follows Sports Legend and Grillionaire George Foreman in New Original Reality Series 'Family Foreman' Premiering Wednesday, July 16
Six Episode Series Takes a Candid Look at the Bustling Home Life of the
Heavyweight Boxing Champion and His Family
LOS ANGELES, July 9 -- TV Land invites viewers into the
bustling home life of heavyweight boxing champion and grillionaire pitchman
George Foreman, his wife and his children -- four of whom are also named
George -- with the premiere of the original reality series "Family Foreman"
on Wednesday, July 16 at 10:00PM ET/PT. The six thirty-minute episode
series follows Foreman as he tries to balance fatherhood with his numerous
business endeavors. Whether promoting a new book or trying to make it home
for his son's football game, "Family Foreman" offers a candid,
behind-the-scenes look at this sport's legend's hectic home life.
"Olympic gold medal winner, minister, businessman -- there are so many
ways to describe George Foreman -- but viewers have never seen how he
juggles all of these demands with being a loving father," states Larry W.
Jones, president, TV Land. "Foreman truly lives life to the fullest, and
our viewers can easily relate to how he gets caught up in the frenzy of his
Throughout the season, viewers will get to know George Foreman and his
family on a very personal level. Fans will see how his daughters Leola and
Natalie try tending the animals on the family's multi-acre Texas ranch,
while Natalie pursues a singing career. Big brother Monk helps manage both
his father's multi-million dollar empire and his sister's budding singing
career as the clan tries to put together a gala dinner benefitting a nearby
In support of the series, tvland.com will post weekly blogs immediately
following the broadcasts by Foreman daughter, Natalie as well as give
viewers next day access to full episodes online available 24/7.
Meet the other Foreman Family Members:
Mary Foreman (Joan/Mom)
Mary Foreman, also known as Joan, is the backbone of the Foreman clan
whose fiery personality motivates her family and keeps them in line --
whether they like it or not. She is the perfect match for Mr. Foreman,
keeping him grounded even when he comes up with crazy ideas like stepping
back into the ring! Though she has a tough exterior, she's really a softie
at heart. She loves her husband and her family and doesn't let anything get
in the way of their individual or collective success and happiness.
Natalie (The Songbird)
Natalie may have a petite stature but don't let her size fool you
because she is a true spitfire. Blessed with a beautiful voice and looks to
kill, she yearns to find her own place in the sun on stage singing and will
do just about anything to make sure that happens. However, these dreams
conflict with a promising career as a physician that her parents have
always wanted her to pursue. She recently signed a modeling contract and
balances that and her budding singing career with her important work for
her non-profit organization that helps underprivileged children in Africa.
George III "Monk" (The Manager)
George III, or "Monk," as he is called by his family and friends, is
one of the driving forces behind his father's multi-million dollar
businesses and acts as Mr. Foreman's manager and ultimate 24/7 job of
gatekeeper. Together with his older brother, George Jr., nothing reaches
Mr. Foreman without their approval. Intense scrutiny is given to each and
every request no matter how big or small -- which can be daunting for Monk,
who at the age of 24 handles more than other managers twice his age. This
leaves Monk longing for a relaxing moment, which is few and far between.
Leola (Daddy's Little Girl)
Though Mr. Foreman doesn't have a favorite among his 10 children, it is
clear that he has a soft spot for Leola. Leola, her sister Natalie and
younger brother Red are very close, spending many afternoons together
sharing their thoughts and most intimate concerns. When not studying for
her degree in child psychology, Leola loves to shop and play with her
George IV "Big Wheel" (The Jock)
Finishing his sophomore year at the University of Redlands, "Big Wheel"
has traded the "Foreman spotlight" for "Friday night lights" as a running
back on his college football team. Very popular and smart in high school,
he has had some time to grow up even more while being away from his family.
However, Mr. and Mrs. Foreman still keep a watchful eye on him 2000 miles
away with almost daily phone interactions. In addition to his athletics and
scholastics, Big Wheel supports a charity that aids kids with cancer.
George V "Red"
George V is the tallest of the Foreman children who takes after his
father's athletic side. Chosen this fall to play on the local high school
varsity football squad, his summer and fall were filled with schoolwork by
day and grueling workouts at night. When it comes to schoolwork, "Red" has
all the ability, but his passion is to excel on the playing field. He and
his brother "Big Wheel" are competitive in every way and about every thing
under the sun.
George VI "Joe"
The last of the Foreman children, eight-year-old "Joe" is coddled and
spoiled by the entire Foreman clan. Joe's day starts early in the morning
as he commutes to the other side of the Foreman property to be
home-schooled. His nightly homework is something that he routinely does
with his dad. When he is finished with his work, Joe loves to play his
Family Foreman is produced for TV Land in partnership with New Line
Television. The executive producers are George Foreman Sr., George Foreman
Jr., George Foreman III, Jim Rosenthal and Jon Kroll.
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