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.
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.
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.
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.
Telenovelas are one of the most popular genres on Spanish television. This docuseries introduces American viewers to some of the stars of the shows, taking a look at the drama, intrigue and betrayal that happens both on and off the screen. Set in Miami, "My Life Is a Telenovela" profiles the Hispanic actors and actresses whose characters captivate millions of viewers. The featured stars include Maria "Raquenel" Portillo, who was a singer before turning her attention to acting; model Sissi Fleitas; Enrique Sapena, who comes from a well-known Venezuelan media family; outspoken Liliana Rodriguez Morillo, who was once fired from a show for saying the wrong thing; singer Gustavo Pedraza; and model Alina Robert.
There's no shortage of dating shows on cable, so shows need a unique aspect to stand out from the crowd. "Driven to Love" has that in the form of a "tricked-out love taxi," to use the network's term for the vehicle. Host Ray J serves as the driver as he helps a single person find love through five potential dates while cruising along the streets of New York City. Ray J also serves as the dater's wingman, offering advice and choosing prospective mates for the romantic meetings that happen both inside and outside the vehicle. But it's ultimately up to the dater to decide which potential suitors to give a chance. When Ray J drives up to a potential date, the single decides whether to drive past, let the suitor into the vehicle, or even kick out the current mate to let in the new one. In the end, the contestant chooses one mate with whom to go on a romantic getaway.
The phrase "ball and chain" takes on a whole new meaning in "Love after Lockup." Couples meet their potential future spouses for the first time once the bars are removed from the relationship. The way is full of bumps -- and some strong emotions --along its rocky road, but these inmates are tasting freedom for the first time in a long while. Join them as they leave their paper and pen behind and jump straight into dating, meeting the family and experiencing other first-time, nerve-wracking moments.
You may not know the names Cheryl Clemons, Leanne Lyons and Tamara George, but chances are you're familiar with their work. The trio achieved fame in the 1990s performing as musical group SWV. The group -- which was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy in 1994 -- split up in 1998 and reunited in 2005, which led to sporadic work over the next few years before reuniting full-time and releasing a new album in 2012. This docuseries follows the women as they learn to live and perform together again as they hit the road for their comeback tour. In order for the reunion to work, they'll have to overcome issues that led to the group breaking up in the '90s, while dealing with new challenges that include health scares, family issues and management drama.
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.
Patti Stanger has earned her "Millionaire Matchmaker" nickname (also the title of her previous show) through the years she has spent setting up wealthy people through her Millionaire's Club dating service, a practice she continues on this show. In each episode, two wealthy clients check into a luxury property in Southern California, where they unwittingly begin their "love lesson" through custom challenges designed by Stanger and her crew. Stanger then gives her feedback -- which can be brutally honest at times -- in one-on-one sessions with the daters, during which she gives an in-depth review of the surprise date. Each client is then introduced to the matches chosen by Patti, with the hope that one of them will be "the one." Stanger's team includes former beauty queen Candace, who has a psychology degree and is the top associate in Stanger's organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atlanta has become a hotbed for hip-hop music, and it is the setting for this reality series that explores what life is like for a tight-knit crew of friends, many of whom have family members who are well-known in the hip-hop community. Shad Moss -- better known as Bow Wow -- returns to Atlanta to release his first album in several years, which he intends to make his swan song before bowing out of the industry so he can focus on raising his child and dealing with other personal issues. Mentoring him are surrogate fathers Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri. Hoping to step out of their parents' famous shadows are members of Bow Wow's ATL crew, including Dupri's daughter Shaniah Mauldin; Reginae Carter, the daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright; T.I. and Tiny's daughter Zonnique Pullins; Brandon Barnes, the son of hip-hop manager Debra Antney and brother of rapper Waka Flocka Flame; and Ayana Fite, the daughter of Beastie Boys mainstay DJ Hurricane and Barnes' cousin.
Rapper Jim Jones and fiance Chrissy Lampkin have been together for a long time -- 11 years -- and have finally decided that it's time to get married, but it doesn't go smoothly. The couple's on-again, off-again history causes Chrissy to have her doubts when Jim insists on having the ceremony televised live. Things come to a head when Jones' mother shows up, intent on preventing the wedding from happening. Add in meddling friends and a longstanding family feud, and the couple may never make their way down the aisle. After more than a decade together, this could be Jones and Lampkins' last chance at having a "happily ever after" ending.
Chef Lawrence Page moved his Pink Tea Cup restaurant to Brooklyn to try to bring his soul-food concept to the next level in the hopes of landing a coveted Michelin star. He and his team quickly learn that it takes more than good cooking to reach the level he wants to achieve. While running the eatery, Page has to manage cat fights, power moves and love triangles between members of his staff. General manager Ana -- also Page's hot-tempered girlfriend -- leads the crew, which includes flirty hostess Sana, who's not afraid to stand up to Ana; lead server Thandi; and head bartender Candice, who is as sweet as her drinks but not yet up to Michelin-star standards. Providing much-needed comic relief at the restaurant are twins Dominic and Stef, who can't seem to get much right. Page must keep his eye on the prize while trying to successfully manage his personal and professional lives if he wants to join the ranks of chefs who have a Michelin star attached to their name.
Everyone knows the big names in the hip-hop industry who perform on stage and TV, but not many people know the folks behind the scenes who help the artists reach levels of superstardom. Among those unknowns are lawyers, who help stars make deals and get paid. This docuseries profiles several high-powered attorneys in the entertainment industry who help one another, use one another, and sometimes throw one another under the bus to get ahead in their personal and professional lives. "Money Power Respect" shows how the lawyers deal with failed partnerships, cheating boyfriends, stolen clients and back-stabbing friends. The featured lawyers include former music executive Wendy Credle; intellectual property attorney Kendell Kelly; Dana Whitfield, whose husband doesn't want her mixing with "grimy" music industry wannabes; Kelly Shapiro, who is anxious to move back to New York; and Jamaica native Nakia Thomas, who attended Brown University at the age of 16.
This relationship show takes five former couples and sends them to a secluded resort in the Dominican Republic in an attempt to help them gain closure so they can move on to new relationships. While at the resort, the participants are cut off from all distractions -- no phones, friends or family -- and guided by psychiatrist Dr. Ish Major, who specializes in broken relationships. Major leads the couples through a multistep process designed to help them conquer their past issues. Host Carmen Electra offers help in the process by sharing her own relationship stories. During the series, the couples are thrown a curveball when 10 singles enter the mix, giving the exes a chance at finding new love.
It's not easy finding a mate so people often turn to matchmaking services to help them in their searches for love. One option for people in the Chicago area is LuvBizChicago, a family business run by head matchmakers Lisa and Jim -- who used to be married -- and their adult children. As they run the company, Lisa and Jim have to deal with a staff of wild, young matchmakers. Another obstacle they face is Jim's former mistress, who has a knack for creating drama for the company's employees and clients. The show features appearances by "Million Dollar Matchmaker" star Patti Stanger, who also serves as an executive producer.