Look out Kardashians, there’s a new family in town!
On the latest sure fire hit, The Braxton Family Values, viewers get an in depth look into the lives, loves and drama of the Braxton household.
R&B star Toni Braxton, her four younger sisters, Traci, Trina, Towanda and Tamar, and their headstrong manager mom, Evelyn, battle it out for the spotlight in sibling cat fights that rival even the sharpest claws that Kim, Kourtney and Khloe pull out.
The Braxton Family Values premieres on We TV on April 12 at 9 pm/8 pm central, and to celebrate RadarOnline.com takes a look back at some of the most addictive reality TV families over the years.
The Kardashians – Keeping Up With The Kardashians catapulted Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and mom, Kris to instant fame and kick-stated their multi-million dollar business empire. With the E! spin-offs, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami and Kourtney and Kim Take New York becoming instant hits, there’s no stopping this reality family, especially when Khloe and hubby Lamar Odom’s reality venture hits the airwaves on April 10.
The Hogans – WWE star Hulk Hogan (aka Terry Bollea) went from grappling wrestlers in the ring to fighting with his family on VH1’s Hogan Knows Best. Sadly the show was canceled when personal problems for the clan spiraled out of control, including son Nick landing in prison for felony reckless driving, and Linda and Hulk’s high-profile divorce. A spin-off show, Brooke Knows Best is a lot more light-hearted as it follows daughter Brooke’s busy social life in South Beach.
The Gosselins – The phenomenal success of Jon & Kate Plus 8 took both the viewers and show’s stars by surprise and turned the Gosselins into household names. Jon and Kate paid the ultimate price of fame when their 10-year marriage dissolved after the fifth season from the pressure of the intense spotlight. Now simply Kate Plus 8, the TLC spin-off now focuses on just mom and the kids.
The Osbournes – Long before the Jersey Shore guidos and guidettes began fist-pumping, The Osbournes was the most-watched series ever on MTV. With ex-rocker, druggie dad Ozzie, loud-mouthed manager mom Sharon, wayward pink-haired daughter Kelly, and rebellious teenage son, Jack and a houseful of pets thrown in, how could it not be a hit? The Osbournes went off the air in 2005, but fortunately the family is still going strong.
The Simmons – A&E’s Gene Simmons Family Jewels follows the life of KISS bassist and vocalist Gene Simmons, longtime lover Shannon Tweed and their kids, Nick and Sophie. The tongue-wagging rock star and the former Playmate of the Year are far from your normal parents and have no intention of getting married, but despite their eccentricities Gene still brings Gatorade to his daughter’s soccer games and stands on the front row of his son’s concerts.