Last Friday we told you guys about TLC’s latest reality show entitled The Sisterhood , which is said to follow the lives of some pretty popular and well to do preachers wives aka First Ladies and the challenges they face in their efforts to balance family life with church life. Although everyone knew something like this would come eventually, the announcement left many (mainly church folk) in an uproar as something deep down in their spirits told them that nothing good can become of the church and reality television. I’m pretty sure this news won’t sit well with them either as Lifetime recently announced they’ve also picked up a new reality show. This one is entitled Preachers’ Daughters, will follow the lives the teenage daughters of pastors.
According to the press release, the storyline will explore the various pressures and conflicts that arise while growing up as a PK and still attempting to remain true to “household beliefs:”
“A profound and hard-hitting, but often humorous, look at the daily pressures typical teenagers face, Preachers’ Daughters captures the intense moral, social, sexual and spiritual conflicts these daughters endure as they weigh whether or not to break free from the strong beliefs, time-honored traditions and rituals their loving, but strict, parents have raised them on.”
The show is said to premiere next year on Lifetime and will be comprised of eight hour-long episodes and will be produced by Thinkfactory Media.
Call me a killjoy, but I feel like growing as a teen in the church is already challenging, growing up as a preacher’s kid is even more challenging, but doing all of this while on national television is a recipe for absolute disaster. One would hope that the parents of these girls have a big say in how much of their kids’ lives will be exploited on the show.
What do you think of the church becoming a frequent subject in reality television? Could it be some sort of blessing in disguise?