Braxton Family Values

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Braxton Family Values
BraxtonsFamilyValuesLogo.jpg
Genre Reality television
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 102 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 40–43 minutes
Production company(s) Magical Elves Productions
Release
Original network WE tv
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12) – present
Chronology
Related shows Tamar & Vince
External links
Website

Braxton Family Values is an American reality television series that airs on WE tv and premiered on April 12, 2011.[1] It chronicles the lives of Braxton sisters — Toni, Tamar, Traci, Towanda, and Trina — plus their mother, Evelyn.[2]

Braxton Family Values has received favorable reviews from critics and has been recognized as a "guilty pleasure" by several media outlets. The fourth season was the most watched season with 1.5 million total viewers, up 8% compared to the previous seasons.[3]

Due to the success of Braxton Family Values first season WEtv green lit the spin off series Tamar & Vince, it aired December 19, 2011.[4]

Production[edit]

In January 2011, WE tv confirmed that it had signed Toni Braxton for a reality series, entitled Braxton Family Values, which is marketed as one of the network's flagship shows.[5] In its first four airings, Braxton Family Values averaged a 0.63 household rating, attracting 350,000 women in the 18-49 demographic, three times WE tv’s average in the Tuesday 9 PM slot.[6] This led the network to renew the series for a 13 episode second season.[7][8] In July 2011, WE tv ordered additional episodes for season two — bringing the season total to 26 episodes.[9][10][10]

In July 2012, WE tv renewed the show for a third season that debuted on March 14, 2013.[11][12][13] The third season returned on November 14, 2013.[14][15] The second half of season three resumes where the series left off prior to its hiatus, with Traci discovering that her husband may have cheated on her.[14] Trina facing her own marital troubles and makes the decision to file for a divorce from her husband.[14] Towanda is in celebration mode as she approaches a milestone birthday.[14] Toni is in the midst of a career rebirth as she finishes up her new album "Love Marriage & Divorce" with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and prepares for her first tour in over five years.[14] Tamar has launched her album Love and War, her tour, and taking care of her newborn son.[14] Season 3 averaged 1.4 million viewers.[16]

On March 20, 2014, WE tv announced the fourth season renewal of Braxton Family Values.[16] Season 4 will consist of 26 episodes[16][17] and premiered on August 14, 2014.[18] On May 19, 2016 the fifth season aired to We tv.

Cast[edit]

Trina Braxton, Towanda Braxton, Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Evelyn Braxton, and Traci Braxton (from left)

Main[edit]

  • Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1967) is an American singer–songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist. Rising to fame in the early 1990s, Braxton quickly established herself as an R&B icon and became one of the best-selling female artists of the 1990s decade, garnering her honorific titles such as the "Queen of R&B" and being recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation. Throughout her career, Braxton has sold over 67 million records, including 41 million albums, worldwide. She has won seven Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards and several other awards. Toni has two sons with Keri Lewis, Denim Cole Braxton-Lewis born 2001 and Diezel Ky Braxton-Lewis born 2003.
  • Traci Renee Braxton (born April 2, 1971), is an American singer, reality television personality and Radio personality. In 2013, she got her own radio show called The Traci Braxton Show on the BLIS.F.M. radio.[19][20][21] Her solo debut album, Crash & Burn, was released on October 7, 2014, preceded by the single "Last Call".[22] "Last Call" peaked at number 16 on the US R&B Adult Chart, #11 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and at #1 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.[23][24] Traci has one son with Kevin Surratt, Kevin Surratt Jr. born in 1996.
  • Trina Evette Braxton (born December 3, 1974) is an American singer, actress and reality television personality. Trina had her first big break in music in 1992 as a founding member of the R&B group The Braxtons, formed with her sisters. After losing two members (Toni and Traci), The Braxtons released their only album, So Many Ways, as a trio in 1996. Trina released her first solo single called Party or Go Home on March 22, 2012.[25] Since that time, Braxton has starred in several movies and launched a line of hair and bar company.[26][27][28]
  • Evelyn "Ms. E." Braxton (born January 14, 1948) is an Opera singer and certified life coach, She is the mother of Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Towanda Braxton, Traci Braxton, Trina Braxton, and Michael Conrad Braxton Jr.

Featured[edit]

  • Vincent Herbert, Tamar Braxton's husband and Logan's father
  • Andre Carter, Towanda's husband
  • Gabriel "Gabe" Solis, Trina's ex-husband
  • Keri Lewis, Toni's ex-husband
  • Michael Braxton Jr., Braxton sisters' brother and Ashlee's father
  • Ashlee Braxton, Braxton sisters' niece and Michael's daughter
  • Logan Herbert, Tamar's son
  • Diezel Braxton, Toni's son
  • Denim Braxton, Toni's son
  • Braxton Carter, Towanda's son
  • Brooke Carter, Towanda's daughter
  • Michael Braxton Sr., Braxton sisters' father and Evelyn's ex-husband

Episodes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Braxton Family Vlues" Premieres Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 9pm ET/PT". The Futon Critic. March 16, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ "'There's a lot of drama in my family': Tears flow as Toni Braxton's new reality show hits screens". Daily Mail. April 13, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (September 10, 2015). "WE tv's 'Braxton Family Values' Closes Most-Watched Season Ever". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Tribune Digital Ventures. Retrieved September 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 19, 2011). "WE TV Greenlights 'Braxton Family Values' Spin-Off Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "WE tv Announces Pair of Original Series for 2011". The Futon Critic. January 4, 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 10, 2011). "WE tv Renews 'Braxton Family Values', Unveils 2011-12 Original Series Slate". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ Guthrie, Marisa (May 20, 2011). "WE tv Orders Second Season of 'Braxton Family Values'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ Weisman, Jon (May 10, 2011). "WE TV renews Braxton Family Values". Variety. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Seidman, Robert (July 12, 2011). "WE tv Adds Six Episodes to Season Two Episode Order of 'Braxton Family Values'". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Gorman, Bill (November 14, 2011). "Season 2 Premiere Of 'Braxton Family Values' Ranks #1 for W18-34 and #3 for W25-54 During Primetime Among All Ad-Supported Cable". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Braxton Family Values Sets Premiere Date For Season 3". omg Yahoo!. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ Braxton, Towanda. "Towanda Braxton Twitter Status". Twitter. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  13. ^ "WE tv Renews "Braxton Family Values" For a Third Season and Launches Spin-Off Series, "Tamar & Vince," on September 20". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f "WE tv's Hit Original Series "Braxton Family Values" Returns with the Highly Anticipated Season 3 Conclusion Premiering Thursday, November 14 at 9PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic (Press release). WE tv. October 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 18, 2013). "WE tv's 'Braxton Family Values' Delivers Shows Strongest Premiere Ever With 1.3 Million Total Viewers". TV by the Numbers (Press release). 
  16. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (March 20, 2014). "'Braxton Family Values' Renewed for Season 4 & 'SWV Reunited' Renewed for Season Two by WE tv". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  17. ^ Eskridge, Sonya (June 16, 2014). "First Look: 'Braxton Family Values' season 4". Sister 2 Sister magazine. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  18. ^ Bibel, Sara (July 22, 2014). "'Braxton Family Values' Season Four & 'SWV Reunited' Season Two to Premiere Thursday, August 14 on WE tv". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  19. ^ Traci Braxton show on soulbounce.com
  20. ^ Traci Braxton bio on lushradioonline.com
  21. ^ Traci Braxton show on alwayssalist.com
  22. ^ eOne, October (October 7, 2014). "Traci Braxton". http://us.eonemusic.com/.  External link in |work= (help)
  23. ^ Traci Braxton charts
  24. ^ Caulfield, Keith (2014-10-16). "Keyshia Cole Collects Third No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  25. ^ Trina Braxton Party Or Go Home Single on iTunes
  26. ^ Trina Braxton bio on trinabraxton.com
  27. ^ Trina Brxaton hair collection on hairphoto.tk
  28. ^ Bar-chix on trinabraxton.com
  29. ^ Caulfield, Keith (November 21, 2013). "Chart Moves: Interscope Replaces Itself at No. 1 on Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  30. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Tamar Braxton Exits 'The Real' Talk Show". deadline.com. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  31. ^ Respers France, Lisa. "Fans split after 'The Real' releases Tamar Braxton". cnn.com. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  32. ^ "Guess Who Just Gave Tamar Braxton Her Own Talk Show". BET. BET. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 
  33. ^ Ward, Kieran. "Tamar Braxton Speaks on Her Departure from The Real on The Steve Harvey Morning Show. Plus Steve Harvey Announces 112 Productions Have Signed Tamar for Her Own Talk Show and TV Series!". Kieran Ward Music Reviews. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 

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