David and Tamela Mann


David and Tamela Mann are taking over Tuesday nights with their new reality TV series, The Manns, premiering April 4th at 8/7C on TV One.

Fans can expect belly-aching laughter, heartfelt moments, faith-building activities, and real life lessons for all ages. David and Tamela’s interactions with their four grown children, eight grandchildren, friends and extended family reveal authentic people who allow love to guide their lives.

“The Manns’ brand fits hand in hand with what TV One is trying to accomplish, which is to show African Americans in a positive light,” said Roger M. Bobb, president and CEO of Bobbcat Films. “That’s not to say that everything is going to be positive, but ultimately, you want to feel good about the images that you watch on television, and The Manns fit that image, and they fit that brand.”

The Manns, produced by TV One in partnership with Entertainment One (eOne) and Bobbcat Films; complements Mann & Wife, their hit comedy series on Bounce TV, also produced by Bobbcat Films. Its third season recently premiered and airs on Tuesday nights, an hour after The Manns.

From the countless pranks to honest conversations and telling confessionals, audiences will feel like the Manns are close friends, family or simply people they know and love.

“We don’t try to paint ourselves as a perfect picture, we’re a work in progress. And we just let it flow like that. We learn from our mistakes and we love each other,” David said.

Outside of the family “mannsion”, the show offers a glimpse into Tamela and David’s work to become the entertainment power couple they are today. Their success as actors, music artists and performers proves that faith joined with action works.

Viewers will enjoy sneak peeks of their careers, including behind-the-scenes access to major awards shows such as the Grammys, their family concert and comedy tour, business ventures and more.

“We hope everybody walks away with positive and uplifting spirits from watching our family; and encouragement, to work together, to love each other; because family is all you have,” Tamela said.

If audiences are ready for wholesome drama and inspiring reality TV, this is the series to watch.

“The reason we have The Manns show is because the Manns are who they are, on camera and off. So what you see is what you get. We need more families who have God at the center of their universe,” Bobb said. “We need more families who know how to raise children under a ‘blended family’ situation. We need more families who are together as opposed to being apart. So the things that are going on in their lives are things that we need more of in this country today.”

The Manns is good for the heart, soul and mind; perfect for viewers who desire an hour of fulfilling entertainment.

Sharee Silerio is a St. Louis-based freelance writer, Film and TV writer-producer, and blogger. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and at ShareeSilerio.com.

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