The Braxton sisters have once again become household names thanks to the celebrity gained through their hit reality series, Braxton Family Values. Hoping to capitalize off of that success, the family has allegedly decided to venture into the world of daytime talk now, according to reports.
“Toni, Traci, Towanda and Trina are all in L.A. right now, pitching a talk show,” a Los Angeles TV executive reportedly told The Huffington Post. “Think The Vie, but with a lot of sass! There will be the Braxton sisters’ version of Hot Topics called Spill the T, plus gossip, relationships, fashion, makeover segments and celebrity guests. They have even gotten their mom to do an ‘Ask Mommy’ advice segment. A fun, fun show.”
If this program comes to fruition, the Braxtons will be joining a bevy of reality stars and other celebrities in the upcoming daytime talk market, including former Real Housewives cast member Bethenny Frankel, Kris Jenner of Keeping Up With the Kardashians fame, and Queen Latifah. The Huffington Post also reported that the singer siblings have secured Rob Dauber, a vetern of The Rosie Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Wendy Williams Show, as an executive producer for the proposed syndicated show.
The debut of The Braxton Family Values on WE tv in April 2012 spawned not only the no. 1 reality series in the network’s history, but resulted in the spin-off Tamar and Vince, which has also proved popular. Interestingly enough, the decision to do their reality show in the first place actually boiled down to a game of Monopoly won by Tamar. “Looking back, it’s funny because that game could have been a scene out of the show,” Toni told EBONY. “It was very Braxton. I lost, I had to live up to [my end of the deal], and now we have the no. 1 show on WE tv.”
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Patrice Peck is a writer and journalist whose work explores the intersection of race, culture, and identity. Her work lives at www.patricepeck.com.