Welcome to Sweetie Pie's

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Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pies.jpg
Genre Reality
Starring Robbie Montgomery
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 56
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Craig Piligian
  • Melodie Calvert
  • Jeff Keane
  • Tim Breitbach
  • Steve Luebbert
Running time 40-43 minutes
Production company(s) Pilgrim Films & Television
Broadcast
Original channel Oprah Winfrey Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run October 15, 2011 (2011-10-15) – present
External links
Website

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's is an American reality television series starring the family of former Ikette Robbie Montgomery, and also focuses on the running of their collection of soul food restaurants, Sweetie Pie's. The series premiered October 15, 2011, on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Background[edit]

Robbie Montgomery began her career in the 1960s as an Ikette. The Ikettes was the backing group for soul duo sensation Ike & Tina Turner. After her lung collapsed and she could no longer sing, Robbie took her mother's soul food recipes, and created "Sweetie Pie's"-- St. Louis' soul food restaurant run by Miss Robbie and her family. With two locations, Miss Robbie is preparing to open a third restaurant with the help of her son and business partner, Tim. While Tim and his fiancée, Jenae, tend to their newborn son and plan their wedding – Miss Robbie, who has never been married, continues to look for love at the age of 71 all the while keeping the family in line – especially her nephew Lil' Charles. Welcome to Sweetie Pie's follows the Montgomery family as they struggle with the demands of expanding their family-owned business and creating a legacy to pass on to future generations.[1]

Cast[edit]

  • Miss Robbie Montgomery
  • Tim Norman
  • Charles Crenshaw
  • Jenae Wallick

Production[edit]

Season 1 of Welcome to Sweetie Pie's premiered on Oprah Winfrey Network on October 15, 2011. The series went on hiatus after the winter finale on December 3, 2011, and resumed with new episodes from March 31, 2012, until June 2, 2012. The first season consists of a total of 18 episodes. Beginning July 14, 2012, and continuing until the second season premiered, Oprah Winfrey Network aired two episodes of Welcome to Sweetie Pie's: An Extra Slice every Saturday, featuring never-before-seen moments from season 1. On April 5, 2012, OWN announced that Welcome to Sweetie Pie's was renewed for a second season.[2] Season 2 aired weekly on OWN September 15, 2012, until December 15, 2012. Season 3 of Welcome to Sweetie Pie's began airing on July 27, 2013,[3] premiering with the highest-rated episode of the series' history.[4]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 18 October 15, 2011 (2011-10-15) June 12, 2012 (2012-06-12)
2 12 September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15) December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15)
3 13 July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27) October 26, 2013 (2013-10-26)
4 14 March 15, 2014 (2014-03-15) August 16, 2014 (2014-08-16)

Season 1 (2011-12)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
1 1 "The Business Of Family" October 15, 2011 (2011-10-15)
2 2 "Happy Birthday, Miss Robbie" October 22, 2011 (2011-10-22)
3 3 "Special Delivery" October 29, 2011 (2011-10-29)
4 4 "Family Matters" November 5, 2011 (2011-11-05)
5 5 "All You Need is Love" November 12, 2011 (2011-11-12)
6 6 "Go Big or Go Home" November 19, 2011 (2011-11-19)
7 7 "Second Chances" November 26, 2011 (2011-11-26)
8 8 "Hopes & Dreams" December 3, 2011 (2011-12-03)
9 9 "Miss Robbie's Full House" March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)
10 10 "Growing Pains" April 7, 2012 (2012-04-07)
11 11 "You Can Count on Me" April 14, 2012 (2012-04-14)
12 12 "The Heat is On" April 21, 2012 (2012-04-21)
13 13 "Boiling Point" April 28, 2012 (2012-04-28)
14 14 "Opportunity Knocks" May 5, 2012 (2012-05-05)
15 15 "We Are Family" May 12, 2012 (2012-05-12)
16 16 "Tim's Lifeclass" May 19, 2012 (2012-05-19)
17 17 "Decisions, Decisions" May 19, 2012 (2012-05-19)
18 18 "It Takes A Village" June 2, 2012 (2012-06-02)

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
19 1 "Welcome to the Upper Crust" September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15) 0.93[5]
20 2 "The Upper Crust vs. The Lower Crust" September 22, 2012 (2012-09-22) 0.79[6]
21 3 "For Love or Money" September 29, 2012 (2012-09-29) 0.67[7]
22 4 "Don't Be A Party Pooper" October 6, 2012 (2012-10-06) 0.60[8]
23 5 "Showing Up Is Hard to Do" October 13, 2012 (2012-10-13) 0.64[9]
24 6 "Charles in Charge" October 20, 2012 (2012-10-20) 0.74[10]
25 7 "Just Say 'Yes Ma'am'" November 3, 2012 (2012-11-03) 0.70[11]
26 8 "The Future of the Mangrove — Part 1" November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10) 0.84[12]
27 9 "The Future of the Mangrove — Part 2" November 17, 2012 (2012-11-17) 0.93[13]
28 10 "Lean on Me" December 1, 2012 (2012-12-01) 0.80[14]
29 11 "Voices Carry, Charles Doesn't" December 8, 2012 (2012-12-08) 0.87[15]
30 12 "Highballs & Low-Balls" December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15) 0.82[16]

Season 3 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
31 1 "End of an Era" July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27) 1.07[17]
32 2 "Baby-Proofed" August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03) 0.85[18]
33 3 "Vote for Me, I'll Set You Free" August 10, 2013 (2013-08-10) 0.75[19]
34 4 "You Gonna Learn Today!" August 17, 2013 (2013-08-17) 0.85[20]
35 5 "Sweetie Pie's On-the-Go" August 24, 2013 (2013-08-24) 0.75[21]
36 6 "Give & Take" September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) 0.93[22]
37 7 "Scheming and Dreaming" September 14, 2013 (2013-09-14) 0.63[23]
38 8 "When Robbie's Away..." September 21, 2013 (2013-09-21) N/A
39 9 "Surprise?" September 28, 2013 (2013-09-28) 0.89[24]
40 10 "Do the Sweetie Pie!" October 5, 2013 (2013-10-05) 0.81[25]
41 11 "First Time for Everything" October 12, 2013 (2013-10-12) N/A
42 12 "Managing Expectations" October 19, 2013 (2013-10-19) 0.81[26]
43 13 "Fools Rush In" October 26, 2013 (2013-10-26) 0.81[27]

Season 4 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
44 1 "Houston's Calling" March 15, 2014 (2014-03-15) N/A
45 2 "Shifting Priorities" March 22, 2014 (2014-03-22) N/A
46 3 "Negotiating a Dream" March 29, 2014 (2014-03-29) 0.91[28]
47 4 "What Happens in Houston..." April 5, 2014 (2014-04-05) 0.72[29]
48 5 "Houston, We Have a Problem" April 12, 2014 (2014-04-12) N/A
49 6 "Can't We All Just Get Along?" April 19, 2014 (2014-04-19) N/A
50 7 "Somethin's a Brewin'" April 26, 2014 (2014-04-26) N/A
51 8 "The Perfect Storm" May 3, 2014 (2014-05-03) 0.81[30]
52 9 "Hello, Memphis!" July 12, 2014 (2014-07-12) N/A
53 10 "The Devil's in the Details" July 19, 2014 (2014-07-19) N/A
54 11 "Disconnection Notice" July 26, 2014 (2014-07-26) N/A
55 12 "Good Cop, Bad Cop" August 2, 2014 (2014-08-02) N/A
56 13 "Running Out of Time" August 9, 2014 (2014-08-09) TBA
57 14 "Ready to Launch" August 16, 2014 (2014-08-16) TBA

Specials[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
SP1 "Holiday Special — The Cast Speaks Out!" November 24, 2012 (2012-11-24) N/A
SP2 "Behind the Scenes Special" December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15) 0.61[31]
SP3 "Holiday Special: Clips, Carols, & Confessions" November 30, 2013 (2013-11-30) N/A

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2012 18th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Reality Show Nominated
2013 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Reality Series Won
2014 Outstanding Reality Series Nominated
20th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Reality Show Nominated

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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