It is amazing how different a series would be based on what channel it appeared on. Case in point - today Lifetime announced a new show called 'Preachers' Daughters'. A show by that name on Lifetime would probably be about as different from one on HBO with the same name, don't you think?
The series is an unscripted family docusoap that will focus on teenage pastors' daughters and the work their parents do to make sure they walk the straight and narrow, avoiding temptation and living up to the standards and expectations of their households.
“Adolescence can be a challenging time of transition for children and their parents,” said Lifetime Networks' EVP Programming Rob Sharenow. “By opening their homes and lives to our viewers, the families featured on Preachers’ Daughters will provide an honest portrayal of their experiences -- book-ended by the deep love they share and shifting household dynamics in their beliefs.”
Eight episodes have been ordered of the hour-long series. Lifetime is looking to add exciting new programing that creates critical and audience attention (who isn't?). This series comes after the Lindsay Lohan starring vehicle 'Liz & Dick' brought the network so much (mostly negative) attention. This series sounds like it will create some controversy and I am sure people will be saying these families should let their children live life and experience things, while others applaud the families for keeping values in the home.
Do you think Lifetime has a winner on its hands?