June Shannon -- better known as "Mama June" -- gained fame as the mother of young beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo on various reality shows. With that notoriety came jokes from comedians and people on social media about her weight. Coming off the end of her marriage to Sugar Bear and facing health issues, Mama June wants to do something about her weight and slim down so she can start a new life with a new body and, she hopes, a new love. Any attempt at losing weight is challenging and requires a strong support system. For Mama June, that includes now-preteen Honey Boo Boo, daughter Pumpkin and lifelong friend Big Mike. In addition to undergoing a series of surgeries, Mama June undertakes an intense workout routine led by drill sergeant-style trainer Kenya Crooks to help shed the pounds.
Being in the spotlight doesn't necessarily make life easier for reality TV stars and, in fact, often makes things harder for the celebrities. Oftentimes, their relationships suffer from the notoriety. In this series of the "Marriage Boot Camp" franchise, stars of such shows as "The Real Housewives" and "Bad Girls Club" seek help from therapists and other experts to prevent their personal relationships -- either romantic or familial -- from getting worse. The therapists put the celebs and their loved ones through their form of boot camp, testing them with challenges that include revealing some of their deepest secrets and personal woes.
Singer Toni Braxton has had some ups and downs in her career, ranging from No. 1 hits to marriage (and eventual separation) and bankruptcy. The roller coaster ride that is Toni's life seems to continue on this reality series, in which she is joined by her sisters -- Traci, Tamar, Trina and Towanda -- and their mother, Evelyn. The tight-knit group of sisters' battle for the spotlight includes sibling rivalry, man drama and a DUI. Mom referees the action as the sisters' love for one another tries to keep them together during life's trials and tribulations.
Introduced to viewers in "Braxton Family Values," Tamar Braxton is the family's sassy youngest sister. This series follows Tamar and music mogul husband Vince Herbert, whom she married in 2008, in their relationship, which centers around her obsession with achieving instant pop stardom and his attempts to keep his sanity while trying to help her reach her goal. While they have an over-the-top lifestyle, Tamar has her hands full dealing with Vince's health issues, her stagnant music career, and pet dog Miracle, who constantly barks and relieves himself everywhere. Through the highs and lows, the couple are out to prove that a husband and wife can mix business with pleasure.
Although not necessarily a household name nationwide, Kim Kimble is one of the biggest names in Hollywood when it comes to hair. The celebrity hairstylist comes up with the hairstyles worn by many on Hollywood's A-list, including Grammy-winning singers Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige and Shakira. Her clientele also includes the not-so-famous through her successful retail product line and the exclusive Hollywood salon that she runs, Kimble Hair Studio. Staffed by talented but high-strung stylists, the salon is at the crux of this reality series that documents the stylists' fierce rivalry and desire to be on top. Also featured in the series is Kim's mother, Jasmine, a hairstylist and salon owner herself who encouraged her daughter to follow in the family's hairdressing legacy after recognizing Kim's talent at an early age.
Godzilla has nothing on a bride-to-be planning her dream wedding, as evidenced by the aptly named "Bridezillas." The docu-series follows women who were perfectly normal before wedding planning took over her life. Grimly determined to realize their "dream wedding" at all costs, these out-of-control brides make the time leading up to their day of days an utter nightmare for everyone around them. In the end, they hope all the stress and meltdowns are worth it and they have the perfect wedding they've been dreaming of since they were little.
Mary Mary is a Grammy-winning gospel duo comprised of sisters Erica and Tina Campbell. The sisters are busy career women as they tour the country promoting their album and walking down Hollywood red carpets. But out of the spotlight, they are wives and mothers trying to balance family life with their superstar lifestyles. It's not easy for family members to work together -- especially when in the spotlight -- and over time, betrayals and other obstacles lead to Mary Mary separating and the ladies pursuing solo careers.
Growing up with a famous parent isn't easy, as the children often have to work hard to emerge from their parents' shadows and gain independence -- especially if they want entertainment careers of their own. "Growing Up Hip Hop" documents the lives of a tight-knit group of friends, most of whom have at least one parent who is famous. Angela Simmons, the daughter of Run-D.M.C.'s Rev Run, is a model and fashion designer; Romeo Miller has followed in the footsteps of his father, Master P, in becoming a musician; entrepreneur Damon "Boogie" Dash is the son of former record executive Damon Dash; singer Kristinia DeBarge, the daughter of James DeBarge, struggles to choose between family and fame; TJ Mizell, a DJ whose father was Run-D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay, views Angela as family since both of their dads were in Run-D.M.C.; and aspiring singer Egypt Criss gets her talent from both mom and dad -- Pepa from Salt-N-Pepa and Treach from Naughty by Nature.
Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett first gained fame as one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends on the E! reality series "The Girls Next Door." She has since translated that fame into an entertainment career and marriage to former professional football player Hank Baskett. Adding to the list of Kendra's reality shows is "Kendra on Top," which chronicles her transition into motherhood as she works to balance her family life -- including all the ups and downs of marriage -- with professional and personal ambitions. Kendra's trademark upbeat attitude and funny outlook on life help her get through the many challenges she faces. Meanwhile, Hank tries to discover what life is like outside of the NFL now that he has retired from the league.
The competition among hairstylists in Atlanta is cutthroat, enough so that WE tv deemed it worthy of a reality series. "Cutting It: In the ATL" follows four charismatic, headstrong salon owners as they battle to dominate the A-Town hair game. Maja runs Walk-In Weaves, a chain of quick-service, cost-friendly salons. Her ally, Congo native Mushiya, started The Damn Salon in her kitchen and now caters to high-fashion clients by using several natural styling techniques. Beautii, a veteran in the Atlanta market, is known for making up celebrities such as Grammy winner Regina Bell, Tamika Tiny Harris of "Family Hustle" and Kandi Burruss of "Real Housewives of Atlanta." Dedra combines artistic talents with savvy, aggressive business instincts, which creates a rift in this circle of businesswomen. Dedra's weave expert, LaKenya, befriends the other salon owners as she follows her dream to open her own shop.