'The Sisterhood' Won't Get Another Season After Christian Community Backlash?

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    "The Sisterhood" will premiere on TLC Networks on Jan 1 at 9 p.m. ET.
By Christine Thomasos, Christian Post Reporter
April 29, 2013|4:51 pm

"The Sisterhood" docu-series that documented the lives of pastors' wives on TLC earlier this year may not get another opportunity to do so in a second season.

The show premiered Jan. 1 and focused on five preachers' wives trying to balance life in Atlanta, Ga. However, sources close to the production of the show reportedly said the preachers' wives show will no longer appear on TLC.

"It absolutely won't be back," a source close to production reportedly told AlwaysAList.com. The website reported that the show averaged 600,000 viewers weekly after airing eight episodes, which concluded on Feb. 12.

Although TLC network has yet to confirm or deny whether the show will be back for a second season, a number of people in the Christian community spoke out about the series. Gospel recording artist and Perfecting Faith Church pastor Donnie McClurkin created a dialogue for his Twitter followers after expressing disapproval of the show while it aired.

"Why do we support such things like TLC's 'SISTERHOOD' showing the underbelly of 1st ladies, hurting the church image, giving God a bad name," McClurkin questioned over 100,000 Twitter followers. "I really wish ALL of Christiandom [sic] would do the same and boycott it. We have to defend the image of the KINGDOM! SPREAD THIS WORD."

Amber Patrice Riley, Christian actress and singer who appeared on the television series "Glee," seemed fascinated with the reality television series after hearing about the controversy it was causing.

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"Now about this reality show 'The Sisterhood,' what do you guys think? I haven't watched it, just want to hear what those who have think," she questioned over 700,000 people on Twitter earlier this year.

Ivy Couch, a cast member of the series and the first lady of Emmanuel Tabernacle church led by her husband Pastor Mark Couch, was prepared for the backlash that she would receive from some viewers after appearing on the show. However, she told The Christian Post that the reality television series has the possibility to heal people.

"I think other Christians act like they don't have problems anymore once they become Christian. So it's really an opportunity for me to be transparent because I think that's how we help people heal," Couch told CP. "So I think He's using this reality show, it is going to be groundbreaking and we're going to upset a lot of people. But I do also think that we're going to bring a lot of people to know Him personally."

 

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