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TV Land to debut George Foreman's 'Family Foreman' series July 16


By Christopher Rocchio, 07/09/2008 

TV Land has announced Family Foreman will finally premiere on Wednesday, July 16 at 10PM ET/PT.

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The network had initially ordered Family Foreman's pilot in November 2006 before officially ordering six episodes of the series in March 2007.

Family Foreman will follow former heavyweight boxing champion and grill master George Foreman as he attempts to balance his various business ventures with his personal life on his family's multi-acre Texas ranch.

"Olympic gold medal winner, minister, businessman -- there are so many ways to describe George Foreman -- but viewers have never seen how he juggles all of these demands with being a loving father," said TV Land president Larry W. Jones.  "Foreman truly lives life to the fullest, and our viewers can easily relate to how he gets caught up in the frenzy of his busy life."

In addition to the Foreman family patriarch, the series will also include his daughters Leola and Natalie tending to the animals on the family farm while Natalie also pursues a singing career; his son George III managing both his father's multi-million dollar empire and his sister's singing career; as well as the entire Foreman clan arranging a gala dinner benefiting a near-by college. 

Family Foreman is produced for TV Land in partnership with New Line Television, with Foreman, George Foreman Jr., George Foreman III, Jim Rosenthal and Jon Kroll serving as executive producers.

In addition to the American Inventor second-season judge, Family Foreman's cast -- and their TV Land-supplied bios -- are:

Mary

Mary Foreman, also known as Joan, is the backbone of the Foreman clan whose fiery personality motivates her family and keeps them in line -- whether they like it or not.  She is the perfect match for Mr. Foreman, keeping him grounded even when he comes up with crazy ideas like stepping back into the ring!  Though she has a tough exterior, she's really a softie at heart.  She loves her husband and her family and doesn't let anything get in the way of their individual or collective success and happiness.

Natalie

Natalie may have a petite stature but don't let her size fool you because she is a true spitfire.  Blessed with a beautiful voice and looks to kill, she yearns to find her own place in the sun on stage singing and will do just about anything to make sure that happens.  However, these dreams conflict with a promising career as a physician that her parents have always wanted her to pursue.  She recently signed a modeling contract and balances that and her budding singing career with her important work for her non-profit organization that helps underprivileged children in Africa.  

George III

George III, or "Monk" as he is called by his family and friends, is one of the driving forces behind his father's multi-million dollar businesses and acts as Mr. Foreman's manager and ultimate 24/7 job of gatekeeper.  Together with his older brother, George Jr., nothing reaches Mr. Foreman without their approval.  Intense scrutiny is given to each and every request no matter how big or small - which can be daunting for "Monk," who at the age of 24 handles more than other managers twice his age. This leaves Monk longing for a relaxing moment which is few and far between.

Leola

Though Mr. Foreman doesn't have a favorite among his 10 children, it is clear that he has a soft spot for Leola.  Leola, her sister Natalie and younger brother Red are very close, spending many afternoons together sharing their thoughts and most intimate concerns.  When not studying for her degree in child psychology, Leola loves to shop and play with her Yorkshire terrier.

George IV

Finishing his sophomore year at the University of Redlands, "Big Wheel" has traded the "Foreman spotlight" for "Friday night lights" as a running back on his college football team.  Very popular and smart in high school, he has had some time to grow up even more while being away from his family. However, Mr. and Mrs. Foreman still keep a watchful eye on him 2000 miles away with almost daily phone interactions.  In addition to his athletics and scholastics, Big Wheel supports a charity that aids kids with cancer.

George V

George V is the tallest of the Foreman children who takes after his father's athletic side.  Chosen this fall to play on the local high school varsity football squad, his summer and fall were filled with school work by day and grueling workouts at night.   When it comes to school work, "Red" has all the ability, but his passion is to excel on the playing field.  He and his brother "Big Wheel" are competitive in every way and about every thing under the sun. 

George VI

The last of the Foreman children, 8-year-old "Joe" is coddled and spoiled by the entire Foreman clan.  Joe's day starts early in the morning as he commutes to the other side of the Foreman property to be home-schooled.  His nightly homework is something that he routinely does with his dad.  When he is finished with his work, Joe loves to play his video games.

(Photo credit TVLand)


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