The “First Lady” of a church is a cultural icon in the religious community. She is typically a woman who is impeccably dressed, who carries herself with dignity and who occupies the best seat (and parking lot) in the house. No matter the drama that may exist in her personal life, she always appears polished and in control.

A new reality series promises to delve into what lies beneath a First Lady’s carefully crafted public persona. Premiering on January 1st at 9/8C on TLC, “The Sisterhood” follows the lives of Delana, Christina, Iva, Tara and Dominique, five preacher’s wives in Atlanta.

It promises to be a tad controversial with candid portrayals of their less-than-righteous personal lives. People.com reports: “They argue, get tattoos, work out to look hot and talk openly about sex, drugs and their not-so-godly pasts in a series certain to shake the Bible Belt.”

Check out a clip of the show here.

Will you be tuning in, Clutchettes?

  • dee

    This has officially gone too far. What will they think of next?

  • AM

    sounds like BasketBall wives, done churched it out. I might watch it…..

  • http://gravatar.com/briannca Walk My Dinosaur

    *Mega face palm*

  • Trisha

    I’ll watch the first two episodes and then decide from there.

  • Blue

    Will I watch??? HECK NO!!!

  • dirtychai

    Every chick-clique in Atlanta gets a damn reality show.

  • Trisha

    Yep, that is why I am just betting on two episodes.

  • http://valsotherblog.wordpress.com Val

    Church people are drama queens so this should be crazier the The Housewives.

  • http://gravatar.com/phylecia2 phylecia2

    Urg it’s on TLC, so no.

  • http://gravatar.com/heavenleiblu heavenleiblu

    I haven’t watched the clip yet, and I doubt I’ll watch the show, but I bet it’ll be a laugh riot. I live in the A, so maaayyyyyyyyyyyybe I’ll watch one.

  • Mademoiselle

    Did I miss the memo that all black people are supposed to live in Atlanta? Is there nowhere else that a group of well-to-do black people can be filmed?

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    I might watch. The trailer is supposed to have the best stuff, and if that was it–it wasn’t that exciting.

  • http://gravatar.com/lovegiraffes onegirl

    I didn’t watch the trailer, nor do I intend to watch the show (no cable), but are they really well-to-do? I think that is TBD, but they probably will be if the show takes off.

  • Rosey

    In the words of Amel Laurrieux “Is there nothing nothing sacred anymore”?. Geez

  • Rosey

    Maybe people will see how these women are spending church funds and think twice about where the offering is going? That could be good.

  • DownSouth Transplant

    ha! I always thought they turned bat crazy right after the doxology was over

  • Naomi A. Conner

    On that note . . . .. There should be a separation of church and reality shows. TLC is doing a little too much for me now.

  • MommieDearest

    I know right? Shoot, I wanty my own show. I really AM a housewife in Atlanta. LOL!!!!

  • http://lorrikey.com LorriK

    O-o….I’m curious to see how honest they can be on a show and not cause a ruckus in their own churches. This might be good…..lol

  • http://gravatar.com/heavenleiblu heavenleiblu

    @Mademoiselle, I’m where filming occurs has less to do with where Black wealth is concentrated and more to do with what cities are film and TV friendly, if you know what I’m $aying.

    New York and L.A. are established industry cities, but are expensive to take up residence in for a production– and are expensive cities in general. Georgia, on the other hand, has been handing out hefty tax incentives to companies to mount productions here through 2017. That’s in addition to the cost of living here being lower for cast and crew. Does that make $en$e to you now?

  • emme

    I ain’t NEHVAH seen a first lady with tattoos…no change that….I ain’t NEHVAH seen a first lady get a tattoo while being a first lady….nor have I seen a first lady with a pair of handcuffs for the bedroom. I don’t know nuthin about this life! Jesus take the wheel cuz yo chillin is ackin up!

  • Kam

    Thanks for the link. Ugh! It’s awful.

  • Marles

    No word: no.

  • mEE

    Lord have mercy…

  • justanotheropinion

    It’s suppose to be a reality show and yet the women are described as “First Lady’s carefully crafted public persona.”

    Enuf said.

    Either spend the money and develop a real show or be lumped in with the rest of the loser channels. TLC will do anything to make a buck. They use to have decent programming – now, not so much.

  • Nicole

    Omg! This is exploiting Christianity in a negative way. I’m offended really. What kind of mess is that? Another stereotype to go along with the many others. Ugh. Jesus help your children.

  • Tej

    …hmmm I’ve never seen the title “first lady” in the bible. Is this not merely about gaining a sense of self-importance whilst fulfilling a calling/role/duty described in the bible as servanthood??

    The only person worthy of being put on a pedalstool is Jesus!

  • http://gravatar.com/brutallyhonestthoughts J. Walton

    If there wasn’t an audience for it, reality shows wouldn’t exist. The lines have been blurred a long time ago. I’m surprised it took this long for them to go this route.

  • Mademoiselle

    Gotcha. Atlanta is the domestic version of China when it comes to black casts (tax incentives, below market rate wages, low barriers to entry, etc). sigh

  • Joy

    This is a controviersial comment I’m about to make; but is this so called Jesus really worthy of being put on a pedestal? And as for never seeing th title ‘first lady’ in the bible; people use the bible to taunt all kinds of (untrue) so called quotes from the bible.

  • Joy

    Why would some preachers wives be associated with a fake reality show? It just confirms my opinion that the whole church/god/bible thing is a bunch of shigady. Just my opinion; but if the whole christianity thing was really valid why would people stoop to the low of a reality show.

  • KadisNyambe

    There are many people in Church that are not christians, even pastors. Jesus said it 2000 years ago.

  • iSha

    She can have all the handcuffs she wants. The beds of married couples are undefiled. The tattoo on the other hand… The fact that she got one and the fact that she did it on television has me at odds with this show’s motives. I can’t deal. This series just seems like a train wreck waiting to happen… In other news, I’m still searching for the church that Jesus built. The one He’s coming back for. All this extra stuff… Naw, I don’t want any part of this!

  • Joy

    Kadis: How do you know what was said 2000 years ago? You weren’t there

  • Mademoiselle

    FYI: Jesus never called anyone “Christians”. That’s a term made up after his death.

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