Bravo to Offer Web Component to Reality Show
Fansofrealitytv.com -- The Bravo network is experimenting with web-streaming in its new "Sports Kids Moms & Dads" show.
Bravo will offer separate "webisodes" of the show on its Internet site, www.bravotv.com/Sports_Kids_Moms_&_Dads. The web shows will offer extra stories not seen on the television version of the new show, set to debut on June 1.
"This is the first time we can deliver an entire, extra storyline that plays out on-line, over the course of the series," said Lauren Zalaznick, president of Bravo. "We're excited to invite viewers into BravoTV.com to see how the character 'lives' on-line as a complement to the on-air experience."
A new web show will be available each week, and promises to "dive into yet another engrossing story of a sports kid who viewers won't see in the 'Sports Kids Moms & Dads' television series." Story lines include Sonja, a soccer phenom whose mother works two jobs to pay for Sonja's soccer and whose MS-stricken step-father coaches her anyway, but who is the only person in her family not giving it her all.
The television version of the show -- eight one-hour episodes -- will feature five families whose children are striving to succeed in the competitive sports world.
Those families include:
-- Craig and Trenton, a father and son who love football. The father works seven days a week to get the son into the NFL.
-- TJ and Lindsay, mother and daughter. The mom played college basketball but gave it up to raise her daughter on her own, and hopes the daughter will "make different choices." Presumably that means not getting knocked up.
-- A mother, Karen, who is going through a divorce. Karen and her daughter Karli are struggling with the costs of owning and keeping Karli's beloved thoroughbred horse.
-- Kim and Bryce, a mother and son pair, who have their sights set on figure skating. Kim hates the pressure of competition and can't even watch Bryce compete.
-- Sharon and Sarah want Sarah to become a champion cheerleader. Sarah has a rigorous schedule of dance and choreography classes, as well as countless cheerleading competitions, but her mother says Sarah wouldn't want it any other way.
The show premieres June 1 at 10 p.m., and is narrated by Tracy Austin. Austin, billed as "a sports mom herself" was the youngest tennis player ever to enter Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and the youngest to be ranked in the top 10 of U.S. players. She has three sons of her own, aged 4 to 9, who play soccer, tennis and baseball.