Just in time for Mother’s Day, TLC has announced their newest reality show venture titled sMothered, which documentd four mother/daughter duos who “who take their bonds to the extreme!”
“These women are a constant presence in each other’s lives, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” the network boasts in a press release promoting the show, which is set to premiere on June 9. “They do everything together – from dressing in matching outfits, to getting plastic surgery and injections, to sharing the same bath water and even sleeping in the same bed!”
More from the press release:
Every mother/daughter pair prioritizes their unique relationship above all else, often causing rifts between their siblings and significant others. But, the ladies’ lives begin to change as they experience various life events, like boyfriends, pregnancy and moving out on their own, and maintaining the same level of closeness may prove impossible. Faced with the reality that their tighter-than-tight relationships could be pulled apart at the seams, these women are determined to find a way to remain attached at the hip.
sMothered offers viewers a chance to relish in third-wheel envy as they get to know, and grow to love, these vivacious twosomes, and explore their uncanny, but undeniable, bonds.
Along with the announcement, TLC also shared the very first preview trailer — and it delivers on the promise of familial cringe:
“At TLC, we love showcasing heartwarming families and extreme relationships like viewers have never seen, and our mother/daughter duos in sMothered are unbelievably dynamic,” TLC President and General Manager Howard Lee says. “We can’t wait to introduce these inseparable, obsessed, loving pairs to our loyal TLC fans as they share some of the most challenging and exciting moments in their lives.”
If one of the duos looked familiar to you, that’s because not all of the sMothered stars are new to reality TV. Cher Hubsner and her mother Dawn made their reality TV debut as part of MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 with Cher’s over-the-top Mardi Gras themed bash.
Cher would later return to MTV on their series Exiled. On her episode of Exiled, Cher was “sent off to live with the Embera Tribe in the deep jungles of Panama” and had “to undergo a work ethic transformation in order to achieve the respect of the villagers and to be deemed an ‘Embera woman.'”
Here are Cher, Dawn, and the rest of the mother/daughter duos to be featured on sMothered, premiering on Sunday, June 9 at 10/9c on TLC:
Dawn and Cher are more like twins than mother and daughter. They look, speak and act alike, and they both married Jewish doctors in their early twenties! Their relationship is put to the ultimate test when Cher admits that she has been keeping a huge secret from her mom, forcing Dawn to reevaluate her place in her daughter’s life.
Not only do Sunhe and Angelica sleep in the same bed, but they often share the same bath water! Sunhe has never lived without her daughter, and her life is sent into a tailspin when Angelica wants to take things with her boyfriend to the next level.
Kathy is a constant presence in Cristina’s life and often acts as a co-parent to her grandchildren; however, Cristina’s husband and in-laws feel that Kathy is overstepping her boundaries, thus igniting a family feud.
Sandra and Mariah are BFFs who do everything together, including partying and double dating. Mariah’s desire for her mother to have more fun in life causes Sandra to push the limits of traditional mom behavior.
I will send you all off with a quote from this guy, who will most certainly represent 99% of the viewing audience with his perspective:
sMothered premieres on Sunday, June 9 at 10/9c on TLC.