[07/31/12 - 09:22 AM]
WE tv Renews "Braxton Family Values" For a Third Season and Launches Spin-Off Series, "Tamar & Vince," on September 20
Plus: look for a third season of "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" in the first quarter of 2013.

[via press release from WE tv]

WE tv Renews "BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES" For a Third Season and Launches Spin-Off Series, "TAMAR & VINCE," on September 20

Fan Favorite "JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?" Returns For a Third Season in First Quarter 2013

Season Five of Popular Wedding Show "MY FAIR WEDDING WITH DAVID TUTERA" Gets a Refreshed Format and New Title

NEW YORK, NY - July 31, 2012 - WE tv today unveiled a robust slate of original programming including the third season renewal of the network's hit show BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES, debuting in first quarter 2013. On the heels of the show's popularity and success, WE tv will air its first spin-off series, TAMAR & VINCE, on Thursday, September 20 at 10 pm. Rounding out the schedule, WE tv ordered a third season of JOAN & MELISSA: JOAN KNOWS BEST?, also returning in first quarter 2013, and is launching a fifth season of the network's popular wedding show MY FAIR WEDDING WITH DAVID TUTERA with a refreshed look and focus, and the new title: MY FAIR WEDDING: UNVEILED.

In addition, WE tv announced today that its recently renewed second season of MARY MARY, featuring sisters and singers Erica and Tina Campbell, will premiere on Thursday, December 13 at 9 pm. WE tv's slate of originals dedicated to African-American women has been embraced by viewers. The second season of BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES was WE tv's most watched series ever delivering nine million total viewers. Throughout the debut season of MARY MARY, the show consistently ranked #3 among African American viewers on Thursday nights among all cable networks.*

"We're thrilled to bring our loyal and engaged viewers new seasons of their favorite shows featuring some of the biggest and best personalities in reality TV," said Lauren Gellert, WE tv's senior vice president, original production & development. "Our growing slate of originals is a nod to both our roots as the original home of wedding programming and our evolution into a new TV genre that showcases the dynamic relationships between women and their families."



Season 5 Premieres Saturday, September 8 at 9 pm

Each new episode of Unveiled expands upon the popular show's format giving viewers an all-access pass to David Tutera's NYC office and the behind-the scenes of each extreme, lavish and luxurious wedding he plans for his clients. Drama and conflict are part of the wedding planning process, and as the ultimate wedding planner David's life is filled with both. His over-taxed staff works tirelessly to achieve his vision, and sometimes stumble along the way, but in the end David's creativity and vision always persevere as he creates a dream wedding for a bride and groom. The series is produced by Pilgrim Studios, with Craig Piligian and Melodie Calvert serving as executive producers.

Kate Farrell serves as the executive producer for WE tv.

TAMAR & VINCE, 10x60

New Series Premieres Thursday, September 20 at 10 pm

TAMAR & VINCE follows the feisty and youngest Braxton sister, Tamar, in her ongoing pursuit of pop super stardom. Her husband, music producer Vince Herbert, supports her every step of the way but is also a voice of reason that brings her back down to earth. Viewers will get an inside look at their complicated yet devoted relationship, including their baby plans, Tamar's music career, and how their upscale lifestyle must adjust as Vince recovers from a life-threatening health scare. The series is produced by Magical Elves.

Annabelle McDonald serves as the executive producer for WE tv.



Season 3 Premieres 1Q 2013

America's favorite sisters are back for more laughs, tears, sibling rivalry and drama in the third season of BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES. Fans of the series can see more of their favorite Braxton ladies?Toni, Tamar, Traci, Towanda, Trina and matriarch Miss E? as they prove that even in the toughest situations, family always has your back. The series is produced by Magical Elves Productions and executive produced by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.

Annabelle McDonald serves as the executive producer for WE tv.


Season 3 Premieres 1Q 2013

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? returns to WE tv with a new season chock full of hilarity and antics as Joan continues to meddle in Melissa's life while taking up residence in her guest room. Production begins this summer. The show is produced by Pie Town Productions. Suzanne Murch serves as the executive producer for WE tv.

*Source: The Nielsen Media Company, Live+SD. BFV S2 11/10/11-3/22/12 - reach based on 6 min qual, all M-Su 6p-1a tcs, P2+ 000s. Mary Mary S1 basic cable ranks based on Afr-Am W18-49, Afr-Am W25-54 000s Th 9p-10p (3/29/12-5/31/12, doesn't include prem at 10p-11p), excl sports. Subject to quals upon reqt.

**All times are ET/PT. Schedule is subject to change.

About WE tv

WE tv (www.wetv.com) is the women's network that features original stories about every kind of family and all kinds of drama. From the hit series Braxton Family Values and Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? to popular wedding shows like Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera,

WE tv provides a modern view of family life that viewers can't get anywhere else. Audiences connect to WE tv and its personalities online, on demand and via WE tv Sync, a live, dual screen viewing experience tailored to each new original episode.

WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

  [july 2012]  


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