WEtv green-lights “reality” series for Sinbad, red-lights similar series for Tammy Pescatelli

WEtv announced today that it had ordered a new series that depicts the life of comedian Sinbad and his family, called Sinbad's Family Affair.

The six one-hour episodes will premiere at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12.

‚ÄúSinbad‚Äôs story is one of second chances. It‚Äôs remarkable and heartwarming, but not without its drama, conflict and chaos,‚Äù said John Miller, senior vice president, original productions & development, WE tv and Wedding Central. ‚ÄúThis is a Modern Family that‚Äôs reunited and they‚Äôre dealing with the emotions and issues that come along with that. It‚Äôs what viewers will see more of on WE tv, and women will be able to connect with this story and this family, either from their own experiences or those of people in their life.‚Äù

Meanwhile, in that same time slot currently on the network, WEtv has taken Tammy Pescatelli's series, A Stand-Up Mother, off the air after only two episodes. Pescatelli and her fans have gone online to try to rally support to bring the show back. In its place, the network is airing repeats of the Joan Rivers series, Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? On its Facebook page, WE tv reps wrote just minutes ago: "Hey Everyone! Thanks for all your comments about "A Standup Mother". We hear you, and we want the show to come back soon too! The show is currently on hiatus and will be back later this year. Go WEtv.com for exclusive clips and extras until then!"

‚ÄúSinbad‚Äôs Family Affair‚Äù will be produced for WE tv by Thinkfactory Media.  The series is executive produced by Leslie Greif, Adam Freeman and Adam Reed.  Sinbad, Vernetta Jenkins, and Chuck Vinson are co-executive producers.  Executive producers for WE tv are John Miller and Kate Farrell.


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