Fans of Deion Sanders’ will be able to see more of the Hall of Famer this spring. His new reality show, “Deion’s Family Playbook”, is set to air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN this March. The show will feature regular appearances from his girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds and will focus on him raising his children. Deion is raising 8 kids at his home, plus nearly 900 others through his school and academy. This week, both he and Tracey began promoting the non-scripted show. His credo, which he’ll share during the show, is simple:
‘When I die, I want people to know me not just for football and baseball, and as one of the best fathers who ever lived.’
Check out OWN’s description, prior to the name change.
It’s Prime’s Time” (working title) is the hilarious and compelling real life story of Deion Sanders, the football legend, baseball great, broadcaster, Hall of Famer, international superstar, businessman, educator and father, as he strives to keep all the facets of his complicated, crazy and chaotic life in balance and under control. Deion faces the challenges of raising his five children in a household that also includes his mother, her foster children and his aunt and uncle, while guiding the future of Prime Prep Academy, the charter school he created to try to make a lasting impact on the lives of children in underserved areas.
He plays the role of father, leader, bread-winner, coach and teacher for everyone around him. And in those rare instances when he gets a little overwhelmed, his girlfriend, producer and businesswoman Tracey Edmonds who has two sons of her own, is there to help pick up the slack. The series is produced by Edmonds Entertainment, Prime Time Media Ventures and Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Lionsgate. Executive producers are Eli Frankel, Tracey E. Edmonds and Deion Sanders.
Reality TV isn’t new for the NFL analyst. In 2008, he and his then wife Pilar starred in the reality show Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love, centering around them and their five children living in the small town of Prosper, Texas.The Oxygen produced show lasted one season.