So if you read this blog or follow me on Twitter, you probably have noticed a lack of posts on a very popular topic. That would be reality TV. I don’t watch it. I guess I used to, when Idol first started, but I think I stopped watching that show after Fantasia won. I watch Project Runway and Fashion Star…but not the non-competitive kind of reality shows that center around people’s lives, usually. I’ll try to watch what everyone else is tweeting about, but we have one TV and usually there’s a basketball game and my husband is like “c’mon the game is on,” and…yeah. I generally tend to steer towards programming that informs and uplifts me. And that isn’t usually what reality television does, IMHO. A few shows do, but most don’t.

But recently I attended a brunch in Chicago, where I had the opportunity to get a first peek at Mary Mary, a new reality show that will premiere tonight on WE TV, at 10 PM ET/PT. It was a lovely event, involving key members of Chicago’s media. I may have been the only blogger invited, which is always interesting!

Mary Mary meet Afrobella

As a program, Mary Mary is positive, uplifting, super cute, and still entertaining and engaging. I really enjoyed the episodes we watched — that you’ll be seeing tonight if you watch. Erica and Tina — the sisters behind gospel supergroup Mary Mary — are so cool. When I met them, Erica said that she’s read Afrobella and likes what I do! YAY!

As a reality show, Mary Mary is closer to a Run’s House or Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, than to a Basketball Wives or RHOA. It’s about family, balancing work with the kids, finding ways to be together when your career’s pulling you in opposite directions, the behind-the-scenes reality of being working musicians, and of course Mary and Erica’s Christian upbringing centers their family unit. If you’re tired of seeing women slap and cuss and throw drinks in each other’s faces, this is the reality show for you. I found it quite refreshing.

Check out Mary Mary’s premiere episode tonight on WE TV.

Are you fans of Mary Mary’s music? Shackles is still the JAM!



thecubiclechick says:
March 29, 2012, 9:53 am
Thanks for this post. Your pic with Mary Mary is oh so fly! I have been looking forward to seeing this show ever since I saw the commercial on WE and am excited about tonight's premiere episode. :)
BrotaTech says:
March 29, 2012, 10:05 am
Mrs. Tech and I went to a sneek peek of the first episode down here in ATL and Mary Mary did a live performance of their latest single (TWICE) and even took some questions from the audience. I don't watch reality shows either, but I will definitely tune in to future episodes!
Berty Morales says:
March 29, 2012, 12:26 pm
This is going to be very interesting. I love their music and I wonder if we will get to enjoy their show. Thanks for sharing this amazing post.
Peaches says:
March 30, 2012, 7:24 am
I watched the show last night and surprisingly enjoyed it.I must admit I get nervous when "well liked"celebs start reality shows.Too much personal info can either help or harm you.I love their music,they are relatable,and I wish the well!
Peaches says:
March 30, 2012, 7:26 am
"them" well.
Khadine says:
March 30, 2012, 9:45 am
Yes, I still love "Shackles" to this day! By the way, is it just me or are they looking more and more like each other these days??
bella says:
March 30, 2012, 12:45 pm
did you love it?? I thought it was so cute!
mya says:
April 2, 2012, 5:17 pm
omg I looooove the show I only saw like 10 min of it so far and it aready has been inspirational
Angela Hall says:
April 13, 2012, 9:07 pm
I nice change to see positive women on a reality show. The song " Shakcles" got me through a rough patch a few years ago. Wonderful ladies.
Mrs. Tee says:
April 19, 2012, 9:58 pm
I am all for supporting spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through music however, I think a reality show is a bit much. To be fair, I did watch an episode and was thinking the whole time what is this all about?Christianity is becoming too commercialized and less about God. As a christian, I believe that we are all held accountable for how we represent and what we are actually representing.
Smokie says:
May 19, 2012, 11:04 pm
BOO. This reality show is great and very much needed. Plenty of Christ in it.


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