or


[07/09/08 - 01:19 PM]
TV Land Follows Sports Legend and Grillionaire George Foreman in New Original Reality Series 'Family Foreman' Premiering Wednesday, July 16
The six 30-minute episode series follows Foreman as he tries to balance fatherhood with his numerous business endeavors.

[via press release from TV Land]

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 busy life."

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 college.

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 Yorkshire terrier.

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 video games.

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.

About TV Land:

TV Land is dedicated to presenting the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Armed with a slate of original programming, acquired classic shows, hit movies and full-service web site, TV Land is now seen in over 90 million U.S. homes.

About MTV Networks:

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.





  [july 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· FAMILY FOREMAN (TV LAND)





[07/23/14 - 12:00 PM]
IDW Entertainment and UCP to Develop "Night Mary" as a Live-Action Series
John Pogue, who wrote and directed the recently released film, The Quiet Ones, has been tapped to write and direct the pilot.

[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
TLC Unveils New Brand Campaign and Tagline
The multi-million dollar campaign - "Everyone needs a little TLC." - is rolling out across the country in key media outlets.

[07/23/14 - 11:45 AM]
Syfy Develops NCredible Improv - Executive Producers Nick Cannon and Michael Goldman to Create Sci-Fi/Fantasy Sketch Competition Series
The show will be taped in front of a live audience and feature two teams battling for the biggest laughs to win points and prizes.

[07/23/14 - 11:32 AM]
The Cycle 21 Premiere of "America's Next Top Model" Moves Up to August 18
Original episodes will air on Mondays for six weeks, with encores airing Fridays.

[07/23/14 - 10:47 AM]
CBS Corporation and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Announce the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Will Remain in New York
The agreement includes a commitment by CBS for approximately 200 New York-based jobs to support the daily program's year-round production schedule.

[07/23/14 - 10:22 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" Launches on Network Television with Primetime Special "Under the Lights" on Wednesday, Sept. 10 on CBS
The one-hour special will also encore on NFL Network the following Tuesday, September 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/23/14 - 10:10 AM]
Syfy Unleashes a Category 5 Marketing Storm Behind "Sharknado 2: The Second One"
The Category 5 campaign will include a digital, social and in-store partnership with SUBWAY encompassing promotions at 26K locations nationwide.

[07/23/14 - 09:13 AM]
TV One Presents the Network Premiere Movie "Girlfriends' Getaway" on August 30 at 8PM/ET
Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams and Essence Atkins star in the project, which was shot entirely on location in Trinidad.

[07/23/14 - 09:10 AM]
"Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall" Series Premiere Rocks DIY Network's Ratings
DIY Network spins the numbers for Saturday, July 19.

[07/23/14 - 09:02 AM]
Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group Team Up to Bring Barclays Premier League 2014-15 Soccer Season to Select U.S. Cinemas
Americans will have the opportunity to see England's best in state-of-the-art projection and sound at select venues across the country on Saturdays throughout the Premier League season.

[07/23/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Dominates the Competition
NBC wins the night among adults 18-49, more than doubling second place ABC.

[07/23/14 - 08:25 AM]
Sheryl Crow, Blondie and Lindsey Stirling Headline Ovation's Hit Original Series, "Song by Song"
The series continues its focus on music legends with new episodes featuring such A-list sensations Sheryl Crow, BLONDIE and Lindsey Stirling.

[07/23/14 - 08:20 AM]
NBC Wins the Night in the 18-49 Demo More Than Doubling the Nearest Competitor
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 22.

[07/23/14 - 08:20 AM]
A&E Network Presents the New Original Docuseries "Cement Heads"
The series - due on Tuesday, August 12 at 10:30/9:30c - marks the first unscripted television project for Dimension TV.

[07/23/14 - 08:00 AM]
IDW Kicks Open the Doors to Comic-Con with "Orphan Black"!
IDW's series will not be a clone of the show but will feature some all-new stories set in the complex and thrilling world of "Orphan Black."