LIFETIME'S ALL-NEW DOCU-SITCOM "KOSHER SOUL" PREMIERES FEBRUARY 25
The Series Follows Jewish Stylist Miriam Sternoff and
African-American Comedian O'Neal McKnight, Proving Opposites DO Attract
Los Angeles, CA (January 15, 2015) - The adage says opposites attract... and in the case of Lifetime's all-new docu-sitcom Kosher Soul (#KosherSoul), which follows the lives of Los Angeles stylist Miriam Sternoff, who is Jewish, and her fiancé, southern and African-American comedian O'Neal McKnight, they do. Premiering Wednesday, February 25, at 10p ET/PT, divergent worlds will clash as Miriam and O'Neal's friends and family prepare for the couple's nuptials, including O'Neal's conversion to Judaism and their future as husband and wife.
Despite doubts and concerns from their loved ones, recently engaged Miriam and O'Neal are preparing to marry and begin their lives in a Jewish home. Madly in love, O'Neal is ready to prove his dedication to Miriam by converting to Judaism in order to be accepted by her mother, Nancy, who wants her future grandchildren to be raised Jewish. At the same time, Miriam is trying to blend O'Neal's southern upbringing and traditions into her life. What results is a hilarious and touching peek into the love and affection between two soul mates whose deep and emotional connection overcomes cultural barriers.
Kosher Soul is produced by Ish Entertainment and the executive producers are Michael Hirschorn (The Approval Matrix), Melissa Cooper (Styled By June), Wendy Roth (Wife Swap) and Rasheed J. Daniel (Blood, Sweat and Heels). Lifetime's Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Mariana Flynn are also executive producers. Twelve half-hour episodes of Kosher Soul have been ordered for this season.
Ish Entertainment is a full-service production company headed by Michael Hirschorn, former EVP of Original Programming at VH1. The company has produced numerous series and specials for MTV, VH1, Oxygen, Bravo, CMT, Sundance, WE tv and others, and has projects currently in the works at HLN, Oxygen, ABC Family, TLC, OWN and Lifetime. Ish Digital has partnerships with Condé Nast, the Wall Street Journal, Jay Z's Life + Times, Scripps and HarperCollins, among others. A top-notch team of development and production execs handles everything from development to production to editing in its downtown New York facilities and has worked with some of the brightest names in entertainment, including Rory Albanese, the former executive producer of The Daily Show; Neal Brennan, the co-creator of Chappelle's Show; award-winning documentarians; Laverne Cox, breakout star of Orange Is the New Black; and others.
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest-quality original programming that spans scripted series, nonfiction series and movies. As a result of the network's aggressive programming strategy, which has doubled the hours of its original programming, in 2014 Lifetime reached its strongest ranking among the key Women 18-49 demo in six years and its youngest median age in 18 years. Lifetime(R) Television, LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(R) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney/ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.