TV One’s latest original movie (the network has been producing quite a few of them lately, in case you haven’t noticed) "Welcome to the Family" explores what happens when tradition collides with modernity, centering on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives. She utilizes her family reunion to not only reveal her engagement to fiancée Quinton (B.J. Britt), but also to prove she can host her own web series. Stella is blinded by her own ambition, as each family member’s antics and escapades hit the World Wide Web. Caught up in the world of media mania and surrounded by a crazy cast of relatives, Stella learns that her fiancée is actually her cousin. Captured by cameras for the world to see, the couple’s relationship is thrown into turmoil as Stella’s web series turns into a social media hit.
"Welcome to the Family" is set to premiere on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET.
Reuniting "Half & Half" co-stars Valarie Pettiford and Telma Hopkins. James Black, Chelsea Tavares, Glenn Plummer and Brooklyn McLinn round out the cast.
"Welcome to the Family is a humorous take on real-life scenarios of today’s reality-TV-nation and will provide viewers with relatable situations and laugh-out-loud family moments," said D’Angela Proctor, TV One’s SVP of original programming and production. "As our heroine looks to leverage her own cult-of-personality in this digital social age, she discovers that fame means nothing without family."
"Welcome to the Family" is directed by Alton Glass from a script penned by Cas Sigers Beedles.
It is produced for TV One by Stan Spry and Eric Woods of The Cartel. For TV One, Robyn Greene Arrington, vice president of original programming, serves as executive-in-charge of production; Donyell McCullough as senior director of talent and casting; Lamar Chase as producer; and D’Angela Proctor is TV One’s head of original programming.