I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with power couple David & Tamela Mann to discuss their new sitcom “Mann & Wife” for Bounce TV that premieres tonight!
David and Tamela Mann are winning in life, business, music, and LOVE. This dynamic couple has taken over the big screen, the small screen, and now presenting positive television without compromising their values and their brand.
Tamela and David are truly inspiring and a joy to chat with as they laughed heartily and shared jokes. Their candor about not compromising their values and creating good wholesome entertainment was truly a treat. They show us that you can chase your dreams without sacrificing your family or integrity. It’s amazing to see the evolution of their career, the Mann’s have come a long way since the days of stealing our hearts on Tyler Perry’s stage as the devoted daughter Coral and the hilarious next door neighbor Mr. Brown.
Today Tamela Mann is Gospel Royalty and collecting platinum hits after platinum hits. Tamela has the proud distinction of being the very first gospel artist to have three #1 singles at the same time. David beamed with pride as he shared that Gospel Fact with me and Tamela’s voice beamed with delight as her news was shared. Tamela Mann’s “Take Me to The King” is on constant airplay, her singles are breaking history, and the couple just successfully wrapped up their first successful season of “It’s a Mann’s World” a fun look into their lives on BET. The couple recently wrapped ten episodes for their web-based cooking show.
When asked how they are so successful at balancing their personal life and their careers; David shared the following,
It’s not about balancing; it’s about priorities. Everything doesn’t have the same weight. I make sure my marriage and my family get the most attention. When you focus on what’s important everything else has a way of falling into place.
As a fan of David and Tamela’s music and television show, I was ecstatic to learn that they would be appearing on Bounce TV with their own sitcom showcasing them as a happy couple in “Mann & Wife”. The show has nostalgic feelings like the “Brady Bunch” but with an urban flair. Tamela shared how they came up with the idea for the show,
We co-created the series with Roger Bobb. It’s truly a blessing to be in a position to create positive television that’s suitable for the entire family. It’s almost like our reality; we are a blended family. We face challenges but love conquers it all and “Mann and Wife” shows just that. Family is very important!
It’s truly refreshing to have sitcoms that are suitable for the entire family. Today’s tv market is saturated with so much junk that I am extremely excited to see a show that mirrors wholesome family values.
About: “Mann & Wife”
A multi-camera sitcom starring David and Tamela as newlyweds Daniel & Toni Mann. With supporting cast that includes Tony Rock and JoMarie Payton, guest stars include Vivica A. Fox, Kim Coles, Cocoa Brown, Clifton Powell, Elise Neal and Yolanda Wyatt. The series revolves around the newly married couple and their blended family, each with two children from previous marriages. They all move into Daniel’s house in the Atlanta suburbs and have to adjust to life as newlyweds and step-parents. The series creator and director is Roger Bobb (“The Rickey Smiley Show”) who served as Executive Producer for “Meet the Browns” and Supervising Producer for “House of Payne.” “House of Payne” premiered on TBS as the highest-rated first run sitcom in basic cable history.
When asked what we can expect from “Mann & Wife”, David had the following to say,
It’s a sitcom where you get to see Tamela and I in a different light. We have serious moments. I get to show my acting range by portraying different characters. “Daniel & Toni” mirror our reality quite a bit; we are a blended family and this is an opportunity to discuss this family dynamic. Blended families are the norm in today’s society and we just don’t talk about it. We plan on putting a positive light on this family dynamic while shedding light on the issues and the beauty of this kind of family. I want people to walk away knowing that the Mann brand is all about family and quality content.
Be sure to tune in tonight for the premiere episode of “Mann & Wife”! I have my DVR set!
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Special thanks to Front Page News for the opportunity to chat with the dynamic Mr. and Mrs. David Mann!