The world has seen the lives of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and reportedly the “Mistresses” are on the way, but for those looking for a bit more sanctified fare, TLC is bringing “Preacher Wives” to a TV near you.
“We are excited to work with TLC to profile the lives of these strong-willed women, said Steven Weinstock, the president of True Entertainment.
“With the most praise in religious communities directed towards male preachers, we are thrilled to give these remarkable ladies the spotlight they crave and deserve,” he said in a statement.
While the show, also set in ATL, should offer a bit of a contrast to the bickering that is a staple of “RHOA,” there might be some similarities, since the “Housewives” producers are onboard for this project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The reality series will follow the women as they help to lead congregations and balance their roles as wives and mothers. Like the stars of "Basketball Wives," many preachers’ wives, especially those of mega-churches, have to deal with groupies, financial woes and rumors—all of which can threaten their relationships.
There’s been no word yet on which first ladies will participate in the show, but the public would likely be most interested in the inclusion of Vanessa Long, the wife of embattled preacher Bishop Eddie Long.
TLC has yet to announce an airdate.
—Tracy L. Scott
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