"We're Just A Regular Black Family And Have Regular Issues Like Everybody Else"

Meet The Peetes has moved to the Hallmark Channel, and all members of the famous Peete family are thrilled. Rodney Peete tells Multichannel News about his and the family’s experience since switching networks while continuing to bring their version of wholesomeness to the reality television sector.

“We started the series two years ago on OWN, but after the network started [hesitating] about picking us up, Hallmark stepped in and said we want to do it,” Rodney explains. “They were looking for diversity and wanted to do a reality series, which they hadn’t done before, so we said yes. They are a great network and a wonderful family to work with. They are really making a push toward diversity, which is really cool.”


Equally cool is the new season of Meet The Peetes, which is filled with laughter. “I’m usually a private guy, but when we go out and get the feedback from families that said you helped us so much –they say we were going through the same thing, or they like the way you talk to your daughter about the safety an dangers of being in college and away from home — I know it resonated with people,” the celebrity father says.

“We wanted to have a positive show where people can see some of the realness of our lives – sometimes people see your name and think that you’re so out of touch and this and that — but when they see us on the show, they see that we’re just a regular black family and have regular issues like everybody else.”

You can see Rodney and his family battle through the issues of life every week when Meet The Peetes airs on the Hallmark Channel.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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