Holly Robinson-Peete and husband, former NFL quarterback and “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” co-host Rodney Peete, are headed to the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) with thier new docu-series “For Peete’s Sake.”
According to a press release, the show will center on the Peetes as they “juggle complicated career choices with their bustling family life.” In addition to Holly and Rodney, the Peete family includes couple’s four children as well as Holly’s 79-year-old widowed mom, Dolores, who is described in the release as “anything but a typical grandma.”
For OWN’s president Sheri Salata, “For Peete’s Sake” is a welcome addition to the network’s line of programming.
“As longtime members of ‘The Oprah Show’ family, we’ve watched Holly and Rodney navigate successful careers in show business, a devoted marriage and a growing, love-filled family,” Salata stated in the release. “This new series gives an entertaining and honest look at a modern family that just happens to live in the celebrity spotlight.”
Viewers can check out the Peete’s new show when it joins Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” “Raising Whitley” and “2 Fat 2 Fly” as part of OWN’s Saturday night lineup.
Regarding the alliance, Holly echoed Salata’s excitement over “For Peete’s Sake” as she reveled in the chance of sharing her family’s triumphs and challenges with OWN viewers.
“Rodney and I couldn’t be more thrilled to call OWN our new TV home. We are excited to share our family’s chaotic bliss and zany journeys with OWN’s loyal and authentic audience,” she expressed in the release.
“For Peete’s Sake” marks a new chapter for Holly, who is best known for her work in “21 Jump Street,” “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper,” “For Your Love” and “Mike and Molly,” in addition to being one of the original co-hosts of CBS’ “The Talk.” Together, the Peetes have carved their own niche with the HollyRod foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and Parkinson’s disease.
The Peetes are among the executive producers of “For Peete’s Sake,” in addition to Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers and Andy Meyer from Tremendous! Entertainment, John Ferriter and Kyell Thomas.
(Photo Source: Holly Robinson Peete Instagram)