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TLC to Document the Lives of Preacher Wives in New Series
The series will provide "a candid look into the holy worlds of outspoken ladies who work to ensure that their churches run as smooth as Southern-churned butter."

[via press release from TLC]


(New York, NY) - Congregations of thousands thrive in Atlanta's bustling metropolis, but it is not just the preacher men who help to keep these communities afloat. TLC has announced plans to premiere PREACHER WIVES (wt), a candid look into the holy worlds of outspoken ladies who work to ensure that their churches run as smooth as Southern-churned butter.

"We are excited to work with TLC to profile the lives of these strong-willed women," said Steven Weinstock, president of True Entertainment. "With most praise in religious communities directed towards male preachers, we are thrilled to give these remarkable ladies the spotlight they crave and deserve."

These larger-than-life women play a dynamic role in maintaining and expanding their devoted following. They manage day-to-day politics, help troubled or needy congregants and hire and fire staff. Some even step up to the pulpit to spread their own personalized sermons of inspiration and enlightenment. Viewers will also get a peek into their lives as mothers - seeing if they can strike a balance between being a parent and a respected public figure.

The standards are high and the expectations can be overwhelming, but these driven, spiritual women are on a mission to overcome challenges, break molds and expand their group of devotees.

PREACHER WIVES (wt) will be produced for TLC by True Entertainment. Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh will serve as executive producers.

About True Entertainment

True Entertainment, founded by Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, is a subsidiary of Endemol, the largest television producer in the world. True Entertainment's recent credits include the mega-hit "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" for Bravo, "Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes" and "Unfaithful" for OWN, "The A-List" for Logo, "Platinum Hit" for Bravo, and "Desert Car Kings" for Discovery. They also include multiple Emmy Award winning series "A Baby Story" for TLC, "Mystery Diagnosis" for OWN, and "Clean House" for Style.

About TLC

TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful franchises around the Cake Boss and Say Yes to the Dress brands. In 2011, TLC had 28 series averaging 1.0 million P2+ viewers or more including Sister Wives, My Strange Addiction, Extreme Couponing, Toddlers & Tiaras, NY Ink, 19 Kids and Counting, and What Not To Wear.

TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US and 75 million households in 34 countries internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, including an iPhone App, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 210 countries and territories.

  [january 2012]  

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