Holly Robinson Peete and also her husband, former player, Rodney Peete are no strangers to working together. They started the HollyRod Foundation in 1997 and worked to some short lived OWN docu-series, For Peete’s Sake.
The set is inviting cameras back into their home for their upcoming job, Meet The Peetes. The series is going to be the very first reality TV enterprise to The Hallmark Channel. Robinson Peete fans may also catch her starring at a new franchise of murder puzzle movies created by Al Roker around this network.
Holly Robinson Peete opened up about her choice to do both jobs in an exclusive interview with TheGrio.
Morning Show Mystery triggered this week Hallmark Channel and stars Holly Robinson Peete as Billie Blessings, a beloved chef, restaurant owner, and morning show segment host into #1 defendant in a murder case when among the executives at the network dies from poisoning. The film is based on the bestselling books by TODAY host, Al Roker.
“I was so excited to do so once Al [Roker] advised me. The only problem was that the main character was a guy. We changed Billy into Billie and that is how it occurred. Al was a longtime family friend and our daughters are extremely near so everything was very familial and fell in to place,” states Peete.
“It was a fun puzzle to take and we are gonna do a second one in two weeks.”
Holly Robinson Peete stars from the film alongside Rick Fox.
“You understand they forced me to utilize Rick Fox and that was only terrible but somebody has to take action,” she jokes. “He’s obviously a handsome guy but he’s a really generous actor and we have worked together. We had immediate chemistry.”
Peete admits her and her husband were initially reluctant to leap into the reality TV world.
“We were a little bit reluctant because frequently we associate reality displays with unwanted representations and conflict-driven stuff. We wanted to document some positive points and positive elements of a family working together, not conflict for conflict’s sake,” she explains.
“What we found was that we were helping others particularly when it came into [our son] RJ and his adultery. If I would have had the opportunity to flip on the TV, when RJ was diagnosed, and watch that a family dealing with autism, which would have been so much help so we feel like there’s some aspirational components in the series that folks will link to and relate to.”
According to Robinson Peete, audiences will find a peek whatsoever elements of her family, including her marriage.
“As far as my husband and I move, we’ve got our difficulties just like everyone else. We struggle and we are extremely honest about what we do to remain afloat. I believe it’s a fantastic illustration to see how we’ve managed almost 25 decades together. We are in a great space to talk about that. You don’t get there without some bumps and lumps but you learn and you keep going and I believe that is a great message to put on the market. I believe that showing that love and revealing that process is a great thing and it keeps us on our feet.”
Meet the Peetes premieres on Sunday, February 18 at 10 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel