TLC STARTS PRODUCTION ON NIECY NASH DOCU-SERIES
TLC has started production on a new docu-series with actress/comedienne Niecy Nash as she and her new husband being their life together as a blended family. Shed Media US is producing the untitled 8-episode half-hour series, which is scheduled to premiere in early 2012.
Niecy walked down the aisle and married her husband Jay Tucker in front of nearly 5 million viewers in TLC's 2-hour event "Niecy Nash's Wedding Bash" this past June. This docu-series will continue as the couple tackles a new life together, making a home with Niecy's three teenage children and her mother, and Jay's son. Together, they balance home, work, and love to create a modern blended family.
"TLC is a new member of our big family, and we couldn't be happier. There's a lot of love in our house, but also a lot of mayhem and foolishness - all the kids are acting crazy, I'm busier than ever, and Jay's never raised girls before. We hope our fans welcome us into their homes... we need the room!" said Niecy.
"This series will reveal the journey of bringing a blended family together, and Niecy brings her heartfelt and often hysterical views of being a hard-working mom, wife and daughter. Our audience shared in her beautiful and boisterous wedding, and will now get to see what's happening after the honeymoon," said Amy Winter, GM, TLC.
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