‘LIFE’ FINDS A WAY FOR WE TV’S “LIFE AFTER LOCKUP” THROUGH UNPRECEDENTED TALENT-FILMED SERIES
LATEST IN SERIES OF INITIATIVES FOR WE TV’S #WE Are Here 4 U WITH NEW ORIGINAL CONTENT ACROSS LINEAR, SOCIAL AND DIGITAL FEATURING FAVORITE WE TV TALENT
NEW YORK, NY — April 23, 2020 — WE tv announced today that franchise hit “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” will debut an unprecedented, talent-filmed series later this year. The new miniseries will consist of four onehour episodes, created from self-shot footage using iPhone videos, Go Pros, Osmos, Skype video diaries and interviews, and more. The self-shot series is the latest in an ongoing effort as part of the network’s #WE Are Here 4 U initiative to entertain, inform, and connect with audiences during this unusual moment.
“Our network is focused on real life and our talent are all real people, dealing with the same issues, fear and frustrations as our viewers,” said Marc Juris, President of WE tv. “Nothing is more real than this situation that we’re all finding ourselves in, and this moment in time provides a unique opportunity to add even more relevant and relatable content to our viewers — including important reminders how to stay safe and healthy.”
The “Life After Lockup” cast will include franchise favorites such as: Andrea and Lamar, Marcelino and Brittany, Angela and Tony, Lacey and Shane, Megan, Michael and Sarah, Lizzie, and more, as they navigate new situations and new relationships, all while finding themselves amidst the current circumstances of a global crisis, self-isolation and quarantine.
WE tv’s ongoing #WE Are Here 4 U initiatives includes:
“The Quarantine Chronicles” – WE tv talent are sharing what they are doing to get through this crazy time and inviting fans to participate with their own tips and ideas for getting by, as we’re all in this together.
“Love After Lockup Containment Experts” – Our formerly jailed talent from “Love After Lockup” and “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” know better than anyone how to pass the time and survive ‘quarantine’. Our experts from the show will be sharing their tips and secrets for surviving the loneliness of confinement and coping with being apart from loved ones through a series of videos on-air and across social, featuring Tony, Lamar, Shane and Josh. Videos Here.
WE tv Pop Q App: On Thursdays during episodes of “Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka,” Waka and Tammy will be playing games hosted by Jojo, giving fans who are also quarantined a chance to connect with other fans, available through the WE Pop Q app.
Additional social and digital initiatives include Instagram Bingo, Weekly Update Videos featuring our favorite celebs, WE tv daily polls and other interactive social content, and more.
WE tv is also part of AMC Networks’ ‘We’re With You” initiative, an ongoing, multi-network, effort to entertain, inform, and remind audiences that they are not alone and that we are all in this moment together. The initiative includes hours or programming from across its cable networks – AMC, BBC America, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv – and the SVOD service Sundance Now for free across digital and on demand, as well as a variety of spots with scenes that have renewed relevance to current circumstances and creative that features talent across the brands.
“Love After Lockup” and “Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup” are produced by Industrial Media’s Sharp Entertainment, with Executive Producers Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Alan Madison and Sophie Mallam. Lauren Gellert and Kate Farrell are Executive Producers for WE tv.
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With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.