Though they received a lot of criticism during season 1, Deitrick Haddon said the men of “Preachers of L.A.” won’t be toning things down when the show returns.
“Season 2, they’re gon’ turn it up to another level,” Deitrick recently told TheJasmineBrand.com. “We’re already shooting scenes that are gonna be crazy.”
The hit Oxygen show features Deitrick, Clarence McClendon, Jay Haizlip, Ron Gibson, Wayne Chaney and Noel Jones as reality TV cameras follow the men of God living their lives of ministry.
Deitrick said he and his co-stars don’t always live up to others’ expectations, but that’s just one reason he wanted to do the show.
“A lot of times when you’re being a human being, you’re gonna fall short,” he said. “That’s what the show’s all about…being transparent.”
What better way to be transparent than to welcome TV viewers into your home to see exactly what life is like on a daily basis?
“The idea came to me when I was in a rough place and I was like, ‘People will never know the truth about what I’ve gone through,’” Deitrick said. “It hit me: ‘You need to do a reality show and just be real about it.’”
Though he’s answered the call of ministry, Deitrick admits he’s not perfect. He was criticized in the past when he divorced his first wife and then conceived a child out of wedlock.
Deitrick said he hopes the cast members of the show’s spin-off series are ready for the type of judgment that comes with the reality TV territory.
“I’m concerned about the preachers being ready for the ridicule that comes with it,” he said. “Preachers, they have this strong façade but they don’t have tough skin. I don’t know if these preachers can handle this.”
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