Courtesy of Black Enterprise
Self-dubbed as the “Black Brady Bunch,” Ben Tankard and family will make their debut in the new docu-series, Thicker Than Water, about their Nashville family with strong religious conviction. Thicker Than Water joins the Real Housewives of Atlanta, one of Bravo’s most popular shows for the past five seasons, as the latest in the network’s lineup targeting African American audiences. The series will premiere November 10, airing Sundays (9 pm EST) on Bravo.
The show follows Tankard, who is a former professional basketball player turned popular gospel/jazz recording artist and minister, his blended family and their journey in expanding the family fortune. The husband and father of five strives to stay on top his game, balancing his work in the church, his musical aspirations and his forthcoming clothing line.
Tankard’s wife, Jewel, is a financial planner. Together they are self-made millionaires who also run a Christian ministry, Destiny Center. The Tankard children, although grown-up, still live at home and must abide by their parents’ rules.
The Tankards must make sense of the role religion plays in their decisions, businesses, and personal lives.