If you thought Lifetime couldn’t get crazier than their weekly movies and ABBY LEE MILLER, you might be proven wrong tonight when the channel’s newest reality series Preachers’ Daughters premieres. Based on the preview above, the show looks like Teen Mom meets the Duggars meets crazy town.
You might be thinking the title is a metaphor for something and it’s not about what it sounds like. But no. It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s about preachers’ daughters. Specifically three daughters: 18-year-old Taylor Coleman, 16-year-old Kolby Koloff, and 18-year-old Olivia Perry. If you’re thinking these girls are like Mandy Moore in A Walk to Remember, failing to hide their prettiness under frumpy dresses and piles of books, then you would be wrong. These are the kinds of preachers’ daughters whose fathers pray to God they won’t become porn stars. Because, you know, that’s something only God can prevent.
Before you watch the premiere (or during, or after — I’m no controlling preacher daddy), there are a few tidbits you might be interested to know about the show.
1.) Two of the families have had daughters get pregnant before their 21st birthday. Taylor’s half-sister Kendra was kicked out of the house for being pregnant at age 20, and Olivia already has a daughter. But Olivia’s situation goes from Juno to Maury when she starts to question her daughter’s paternity. Her dad’s response? Pray for her.
2.) Kolby’s dad is an ex-wrestler, and both of her parents are preachers. So she has to deal with controlling parents on both sides, plus her dad could body-slam her boyfriends. And you thought you had problems.
3.) Six different networks tried to get the show before Lifetime won. So when you’re watching this show, remember that five other networks wanted it. That’s all I need to say.
4.) The Koloffs applied to be on the show through Craigslist. At first they thought it was just to participate in an interview, but then they said, “Ah, what the
hell heck, let’s let the whole country into our homes.”
5.) People already hate it. You know you’ve got a promising show on your hands when people are already outraged by it before it even airs. Angry people have been commenting on videos and articles about the show complaining that it depicts preachers’ daughters in a stereotypical fashion (Ya think?), and the preacher parents are being hypocritical by worrying about their daughters getting in trouble but then putting them on a reality show. You know, the same medium that gave birth to Kim Kardashian.
If all this hasn’t whet your appetite to see what this show is all about, then I’m sorry, but I can’t help you.
Preachers’ Daughters premieres on Lifetime tonight, Tuesday March 12, at 10 PM ET.