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Lifetime's All-New Docu-Series "BAPs" Premieres July 23
The series follows "an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as "BAPs" - Black American Princesses and Princes."

[via press release from Lifetime]


LOS ANGELES, CA (June 10, 2014) - Lifetime's new docu-series BAPs pulls back the curtain on an exclusive, privileged and affluent group of African American friends from St. Louis who self-identify as "BAPs" - Black American Princesses and Princes. Premiering Wednesday, July 23rd, at 10pm ET/PT, BAPs follows these lifelong friends who are edgy, educated and sophisticated, and believe being a BAP in today's world is a birthright.

Each hour-long episode of BAPs delves into the lives and lifestyle of this well-heeled circle of friends. Dressed to the nines with egos to spare, there is no shortage of conflict, humor and heart among the group that includes Anisha, Kristen, Gina, Jason, Riccarda and Brandon. With a dynamic that can change from BFFs to frenemies at the drop of a hat, together they attend St. Louis' most exclusive social institutions and events... but no occasion is conflict-free. Competing to be the most successful and beautiful person in their circle is sure to bind and divide them, especially when Anisha's boyfriend, Kendrick, and his niece, Rai-Rai, represent everything a BAP is not.

BAPs is produced by Asylum Entertainment and Steve Michaels and Jonathan Koch are the executive producers. Lifetime's Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Kimberly Chessler also executive produce. Six episodes of BAPs have been ordered for this season.


From miniseries to reality series, Asylum has produced thousands of hours of programming in its twelve-year history, including the miniseries The Kennedys, which won four of the ten Emmy Awards for which it was nominated, and Ring Of Fire, which garnered four more Emmy nods. The Company's first feature documentary, Happy Valley, a searing exploration about the Penn State sex scandal, debuted at Sundance; Asylum's feature film, Small Time, opened in March. Asylum maintains its commitment to excellence in its many factual series from ESPN's Emmy Award-winning 30 For 30, to Beverly Hills Pawn, Being Mike Tyson, The Locator, Addicted and American Gangster. In April 2014 the company became a wholly-owned division of Legendary Entertainment (Godzilla, The Hangover).


Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. As a result of the network's aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, 2013 marked Lifetime's second straight year of growth among Total Viewers. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LL0C, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

  [june 2014]  


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