When it comes to finding harmony, singing’s often the easy part! As the popular three-time Grammy® award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary, Erica and Tina Campbell are busy career women touring the country, promoting their sixth album Something Big, and walking Hollywood red carpets. But offstage and away from the bright lights, they’re sisters, moms and wives striving to balance their superstar lifestyles with raising a family. From diaper changes and awards ceremonies, to recording studios and school recitals, Erica and Tina’s dual lives pull them in many directions, as they go from “mommy mommy-ing to Mary Mary-ing.”
WE tv’s new series MARY MARY spotlights the famous singing sisters, revealing what life is like on the inside of this dynamic duo. MARY MARY premieres in a special time slot on Thursday, March 29th at 10pm ET/PT, following the BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES REUNION Special at 9pm ET/PT. New episodes then air in its regular timeslot Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT beginning April 5, with ten, hour-long episodes. Photos available for download at press.wetv.com.
Music is a family business for the Campbell sisters. Erica’s husband Warryn is the group’s producer, and Tina’s husband Teddy is the drummer in Jay Leno’s Tonight Show band. Balancing family life is a challenge all on its own – Erica and Warryn have two little children with a third on the way, while Tina and Teddy are raising a blended family of four kids. Aside from their own broods, the sisters have a large extended family including: sister Alana who’s on the verge of getting engaged; parents who’ve been married and divorced to each other three times (and are now currently separated); and sister Goo, who doubles as Erica and Tina’s stylist. Goo may be skilled in transforming the ladies from moms to superstars, but the three often butt heads – namely because Goo believes she’s under appreciated and underpaid. Adding to the mix is the duo’s manager, Mitchell. Overseeing everything Mary Mary, Mitch is in the middle of all…for better or worse!
Erica and Tina love the life that Mary Mary provides, but being a superstar comes with huge sacrifices and major challenges. Faced with the daily decisions that being wives, mothers and career women come with, their lives are a balancing act as they constantly have to prioritize what’s more important. As Mary Mary, Erica and Tina continue their meteoric rise in the music world, including two 2012 Grammy® nominations, a highly-anticipated tour, a new single and a special holiday performance for thousands of new fans. Offstage, they face a different reality, revealing just how chaotic it can be bouncing between both worlds.
Life on the road as Mary Mary is taking a toll. When Erica goes into early contractions, she’s ordered to limit travel, forcing the duo to deal with the repercussions of canceling their tour. Meanwhile, Tina discovers she is unexpectedly pregnant and faces the consequences of what this means for her family and the immediate future of the group. The pressure gets to the sisters when they start clashing with each other, causing them to seek therapy. Adding to the chaos is sister and stylist Goo. When Goo discovers the girls’ manager doesn’t think she has what it takes to be their lead stylist for the Grammy’s ®, Erica and Tina are caught in the middle of family and business. For this dynamic duo, there’s never a dull moment to be had!
MARY MARY is produced for WE tv by Entertainment One Television. Executive Producers for eOne Television: Tara Long, John Morayniss, Eric Hoberman and Mitchell Solarek. Executive Producer for WE tv: Kate Farrell.
ENTER WE tv’s SINGING CONTEST ON WETV.COM, PLUS CHAT LIVE WITH MARY MARY ON WE tv SYNC
Mary Mary is one of the leading gospel groups of our era. Now viewers have the chance to showcase their own talent in an online competition! Beginning March 12, visit www.WEtv.com and enter the Mary Mary Singing Contest. Upload a 60-90 second video of you belting out Mary Mary’s “God in Me,” “Shackles” or “Yesterday.” Applicants will be judged by WEtv.com voters and the winner will be hand-selected by Mary Mary, culminating in a special grand prize. Plus, log on to WE tv Sync during new episodes for an all-access pass to exclusive content and chats with Mary Mary, all linked in real time to what’s happening on air. Additional extras include exclusive videos, sneak peeks, photos, bios, blogs and more.
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WE tv is the women’s network that showcases an unfiltered, modern view of family life. The original programming presents stories from a woman’s perspective and features celebrities and personalities audiences can relate to and embrace. The network’s slate of original series, including the hit shows Braxton Family Values, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Bridezillas and My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, underscore WE tv’s brand position and tagline, Life As WE Know It, which signifies the connection women share based on similar life experiences during life’s defining moments – like getting married, raising a family, dealing with sibling rivalry, and making ends meet. Owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., WE tv is available in over 76 million homes and is available in HD and on demand.[youtube id=”p-baoSWy8jY” width=”600″ height=”350″]