TV ONE ORIGINAL SERIES WE’RE THE CAMPBELLS DEBUTS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19 AT 8 P.M. ET/7C
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 familyand 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 getup-close-and personal with Warryn and Erica, as they reveal how they have dealt with common issues that could make or break any relationship.
Joy105.com Correspondent, Joy Smith was able to speak with the couple and got some great advice for Millennial’s and tips on balancing life!
Question: What is your advice for Millennial’s entering the workforce trying to find their place yet maintain their faith?
Answer: (Erica) Your emotions and moods can change daily, from a movie you watch to the music you listen to. The difference is when you are rooted and grounded in who you are and who God said you will be. When its something of substance, value and purpose you cant be moved as easily. That refers to relationships and work. One thing that is bad about Millennial’s is the constant push of “individual islands.” Yes were individuals but we all live on this earth together so we have to find ways to be open and understand that not only am I an individual but there’s millions and billions of people that are individuals as well. When we understand we are a part of a bigger picture and humanity, we can love each other better. Don’t look at what others are doing, focus on YOUR role. Are you the planter, the leaves, the water? We are all planting seeds and much more interconnected than we think.
Question: You all have mastered working together as a married couple, how has it been navigating working with Joy, Warren’s sister under the label as an artist and still little sister?
Answer: (Erica) It is not easy and the lines get crossed a lot. As sisters, we talk about everything. At the same time as the wife of the record company label head, there’s things he has to tell and cannot come from him. I am always learning and messing up but its a good thing because he is also my husband so he forgives me.
(Warren) All the time, all the time. It is a tight rope walk because before there was a Mary Mary, there was my sister. My very first artist I worked with was my sister. When i was developing as a producer, she was the one i tried all my ideas on, sing this and sing that, and she allowed me to hone my skills using her voice. She has helped me with alot of different projects. She has had to watch Mary Mary put out 5 different albums while she kind of waited. She wasn’t waiting doing nothing however, she was on tour with Kanye West for 5 years, amoung many others. She had had several record deals but mid projects, the ball has always dropped. So when she came to me and told me she wanted to be an independent artist and work with me, I was honored and told her that I will always be there. So I’m excited for everyone to see her journey on the show and how God works in her life.
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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 onour lives through every day 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.”
PRESS “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 ageof social media can be a challenge.WE’R ETHE 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 Thomas in a “Miss Honey” Atkins and Sandra “Momma”Campbell, the loving and often opinionated mothers of Erica and Warryn. WE’RE THE CAMPBELLSis produced for TV OnebyEntertainment One(eOne). Executive Producers are Tara Long, Mark Herwick, Kim McCoy,Warryn CampbellandErica 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 McColloughis Sr. Director of Talent, and Robyn Greene Arrington is Interim Head of Original Programming and Production.
Source: Joy105/TV One
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