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3 Reasons to Watch We're The Campbells Family Series on TV One

INTERVIEW: 3 Reasons to Watch We’re The Campbells Family Series on TV One

TV One is set to premiere its latest original docu-series, WE’RE THE CAMPBELLS on Tuesday, June 19  at 8 p.m. ET/7C. The nine episode docu-series will give viewers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Gospel entertainment power couple Warryn and Erica Campbell, as they tackle the everyday struggles that come with balancing family and work, nurturing their marriage, building their individual careers, and fostering their faith; all while raising their three children Warryn, Zaya and teenager Krista.

 

TV One will also feature the couple in its ongoing online series #BLACKLOVE and a digital exclusive after show …WITH WARRYN & ERICA. The weekly online companion content will get up-close-and personal with Warryn and Erica, as they reveal how they have dealt with common issues that could make or break any relationship.

3 Reasons to Watch We're The Campbells Family Series on TV One

The patriarch of the family, Warryn Campbell, is an award-winning veteran music producer for today’s most influential artists, Pastor of the California Worship Center, and founder of the record label My Block Inc. When Warryn is not leading prayer and worship service, he is mentoring his upcoming music artists.

 

“I am excited to let people in and share our family’s story,” said Warryn. “It is super important that folks will get to see a strong, beautiful Black family, a loving couple and nothing but the Hand of God and the Grace of God on our lives through everyday situations both good and bad.”

 

Dividing time between her family’s life in Los Angeles and her work life in Dallas, Erica Campbell is not only a doting wife, mother and sister, but also a host of the popular nationally-syndicated program Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell on Reach Media, which she tapes daily.  In addition to these roles, she is also one-half of the award-winning Gospel music duo Mary Mary, writing a new book, promoting her hair extension and wig collection and serving as First Lady of the family church.

 

“We are a normal family that wants a healthy relationship with healthy and happy kids that will impact the world,” says Erica. “I think families will see us deal with the same things they encounter in life. I’m so very excited.”

 

“Getting an inside look into a close-knit, powerhouse family like The Campbells is a rare privilege,” says Tia A. Smith, Sr. Director of Original Programming & Production for TV One. “Audiences of all ages will identify with this docu-series and see themselves in members of this family, as they deal with the same issues we all do and get through them with humor and humility.”

 

As Gospel musicians, raising a family in the spotlight and dealing with issues of faith, sexuality and societal norms in the age of social media can be a challenge. WE’RE THE CAMPBELLS highlights the Campbell family on an intimate level, as well as introduces the large circle of family and friends that help keep things running smoothly, including Thomasina “Miss Honey” Atkins and Sandra “Momma” Campbell, the loving and often opinionated mothers of Erica and Warryn.

3 Reasons to Watch We're The Campbells Family Series on TV One

3 Reasons Why You Should Tune In

 

We’re The Campbells is different from ‘Mary Mary’

“I think one, I had a great time on our previous show and our all, but that wasn’t the same story for all of our family, and everybody didn’t want to continue to do it,” said Warryn Campbell. “And I thought it was a great… I figured that with not as many people, we can control things a little better. And I wanted to get my kids involved because they are also interested in the entertainment business – they wanna sing and act on things of that nature. So this would be a great opportunity for them as well. And I think we just with our family dynamic and who we are, entertainment, music, religion, and our family, I think this is just a perfect outlet for all of those things for the Campbell household.”

 

Erica added, “For me, Tina and the rest of my family always hold a special place in my heart. And I’m still working with Mary Mary. We’ve had quite a journey together, but I just thought it was so important to be able to tell our fun, family, relatable, faith, music, comedy, heart, story in an authentic way to an audience that I feel doesn’t always get that in television all the time.”

 

You’ll See a Positive – and Healthy – Reflection of Family

“I didn’t see this type of family dynamic on time. I didn’t see myself,” says family matriarch Erica Campbell.  “And I think that a lot of times people think the healthy families are the exceptions and they don’t realize that we’re just a reflection of many families. And so it’s always wonderful when we can see ourselves and we know, ‘wow, they go through that too, they dealt with that too’. And if you deal with love and humor and candor in honesty, I just think you get people who really embrace your family, but also look at theirs through different eyes .”

3 Reasons to Watch We're The Campbells Family Series on TV One

You’ll See a Real Life Example of How Busy Families Get Things Done

“We kinda wanted to show the glitz and the glamour from the red carpet, to the reality of packing lunch and making breakfast for the kids, and just cover the real and make it as real as we can,” said Erica. “We hit upon some big tempo moments that we know we’ll be exciting for the fans, the tee behind that curtain, and then we shoot it in a way that is different than a lot of other shows that have been out there with just the production value and the style and the transitions. And Warren provided us with some awesome music. So the sound of this show feels really fresh and different than a lot of other shows out there. And that was a teamwork on the direction we took to get it done.

 

We also really looked at our kids and the major tenets in their life, which are faith, family, and music. And I think those three things kind of inform everything across the series and their lives. And we really started with those three major tenants in our lives and follow in all three of those things. And together, we work right through all the ups and downs as a family.”

3 Reasons to Watch We're The Campbells Family Series on TV One

WE’RE THE CAMPBELLS is produced for TV One by Entertainment One (eOne). Executive Producers are Tara Long, Mark Herwick, Kim McCoy, Warryn Campbell and Erica Campbell; Co- Executive Producer is Narvin Russaw. For TV One, Tia Smith is the Executive in charge and Sr. Director of Original Programming & Production; Donyell Kennedy McCollough is Sr. Director of Talent, and Robyn Greene Arrington is Interim Head of Original Programming and Production.

 

to WE’RE THE CAMPBELLS Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/7C on !

 

For more information about TV One’s upcoming programming, including original movies, visit the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tags #WERETHECAMPBELLS and #REPRESENT.

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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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