Another day, another reality show… this time VH1 has decided to help a few family’s with their issues while still providing a bit of entertainment.
In a new reality show called ‘Family Therapy,’ four families check into a treatment center run by Dr. Jenn Mann (‘Couples Therapy’) to work on problems with their loved ones.
The premiere season features quite a few interesting characters. Tiffany “New York” Pollard aims to show her mother Michell “Sister” Patterson she is no longer the little girl that can be bossed around and controlled; Bam Margera, joined by mother April, comes to not only work on mending the family members he tormented for years on shows like Jackass and Viva La Bam, but also to get sober; Brittany and Briana DeJesus need to fix their sibling rivalry; and Dina and Michael Lohan, despite already being divorced, want to mend their relationship for their children’s sake.
[Sidebar: Having New York, Sister Patterson & Dame Dash in the same room is bound to be a good time but I ain’t gone eeeen lie… I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, so I don’t have much of an opinion about it. But I digress..]
Check out an exclusive sneak peek of the premiere episode of VH1’s ‘Family Therapy’ below and feel free to share your thoughts.
VIDEO: ‘Family Therapy’ (Premiere Episode)
According to VH1 press release:
The families who have booked time in a new therapeutic environment with nationally renowned relationship & family therapist Dr. Jenn Mann are:
Tiffany “New York” Pollard who struggles with her mother Sister Patterson treating her like a child, expecting her to obey her every word and command. Despite living 3000 miles apart, Tiffany still can’t break away from her mother’s over-bearing and dominating personality, and she desperately wants to learn how.
Years after getting a divorce, celebrity exes Dina Lohan and Michael Lohan are in desperate need of help in order to successfully create a healthy family environment for their children. After tabloids documented every moment of their rocky divorce, these two have no choice but to learn to work together if they want to stop their children’s suffering from being caught in the middle.
Damon Dash and brothers Jeremy Dash and Bobby Dash deal with the type of sibling rivalry many can relate to. While they all share the same father, growing up with different mothers and childhood experiences has led to bitter fighting and bouts of not speaking to one another.
Reality TV star Bam Margera became a household name for tormenting his mother April Margera on MTV’s “Jackass”, but his fame and fortune led to a dark battle with alcoholism. Along with seeking sobriety, he also needs to repair the damage he caused to his relationship with his mother.
“Teen Mom” Briana Dejesus and sister Brittany Dejesus were first introduced to viewers on the MTV series “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom 3” chronicling the birth of Briana’s baby and Brittany’s decision to end her pregnancy. Despite living together, the only thing keeping their toxic relationship in check is Briana’s daughter Nova.
Dr. Jenn Mann, a well-known marriage and family therapist, author, speaker, and radio host, will be the relationship therapist for the couples. Dr. Jenn is the host of the popular call-in advice program “The Dr. Jenn Show” on The Stars Channel which is heard on Sirius XM. She is the author of three bestselling books: SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years, The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids and Rockin’ Babies. People come to see her in her private practice for a variety of reasons, such as: relationship issues, parenting, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and sexual abuse. She also works with performers and entertainment professionals dealing with creativity and performance issues and does consulting with a number of related organizations including The Actors Fund and A Minor Consideration.
“VH1 Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn” is produced by Irwin Entertainment. Executive producing for Irwin Entertainment are John Irwin, Damian Sullivan and Tim Eagan. Dr Jenn Mann also serves as executive producer. Susan Levison, Jill Holmes, Fernando Mills and Paula Aranda serve as Executive Producers for VH1.
“Family Therapy” premieres Wednesday, March 16th at 9PM ET/PT.