Bravo Announces New Reality Show “Thicker than Water” Starring Gospel Jazz Artist Ben Tankard
By Manuel Campos
On September 19, 2013, Bravo media announced new reality show "Thicker Than Water", starring Gospel artist Ben Tankard and his Christian family, as they live rich life that God "called" them into, set to debut on November 10 at 9 PM ET/PM.
Dubbing themselves the "Black Brady Bunch", the Tankards aim to live the fine life while still holding their Christian beliefs.
"This southern family integrates their strong religious conviction with their penchant for the finer things in life. Under the watchful eye of the patriarch and matriarch, the Tankard children, although young adults, still live at home and must abide by Ben and Jewel's rules, With the belief that 'God wants us all to be millionaires,' the Tankards aim to be the best and brightest in everything they do. Along with their drive comes a healthy dose of rivalry, proving the adage 'You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family', especially true", Bravo states on the shows website.
In a promotional clip from the show on Bravo's website, the Tankards show why "rich is better."
"The Tankard clan is a blended family. We are the black Brady bunch. We live life on the good side. We live in a 3-level mansion. Seven vehicles to drive, plus I love my airplanes. My finances come from my musical talent. I've been poor, now I'm rich, believe me, rich is better," states Ben Tankard in the opening of the video.
"The first time I realized that God wanted us to be rich. I was a senior in college and I saw this phenomenal man and woman of God, standing up preaching the word and honey, ain't nothin' broke about them. I said 'Oh Lord this is the Jesus that I know'," expresses Jewel Tankard, wife of Ben Tankard.
"I'm one of a kind, I'm a businesswoman, I'm a mother and I'm a sister. It hasn't always been easy for me. I've been in trouble with the law and my family but I'm a survivor baby," says Ben's oldest daughter Brooklyn in her introduction.
"In five years, I could see myself being a multimillionaire," says Ben's son Benji Tankard. "Probably owning two hotels, a couple McDonald's, two or three kids. I don't want to be like my dad I want to be better than him. I want to be the man," he adds.
"Being the youngest in my family has its perks. I know just what to say, just what to do, to basically get what I want. It's pretty easy," says the youngest daughter Cyrene in her sketch.
"Being a millionaire is something that my family talks about a lot but I work my nine to five like it's nobody's business," says Britney, the middle child. "It's kinda like we're a puzzle but I kinda like don't fit. I'm that one piece that you never can find then you find that the next year when you're having the yard sale, that's me," she says.
"Thicker Than Water will premiere on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 9pm ET/PT on Bravo.