Own Network Premiering "Raising Whitley" Kym Whitley New Show

by - 3/09/2013 08:08:00 AM

Kym Whitley is known for her larger than life personality and hilarious guest appearances in movies and television shows alike.

Now Kym Whitley will be starring in “Raising Whitley,” her new reality show premiering on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on April 20 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. On her new show, “Raising Whitley,” cameras follow Kym as she embarks on the audition of a lifetime, being a mother.

Own Premiering Raising Whitley Kym Whitley New Show in April 2013

When Kym signed up to mentor a troubled young girl, she never imagined she'd get a call from the hospital saying, "Your baby is ready." After learning that her mentee exited the maternity ward leaving only Kym’s contact information, Kym experienced a cataclysmic moment. With less than an hour to make a life-changing decision – and to do a lifetime of soul-searching – Kym chose to become a mother.

This humorous and poignant docu-series follows Kym and her chaotic collective of friends – whom she calls "The Village” – as they attempt to do something none of them have ever done before: raise a baby…together. The Village banded together to help Kym bring up baby Joshua the best they know how, but sometimes it's hard to tell who is more mature – baby Joshua or the adults tasked with raising him.

Over the season, Kym learns the chaotic realities of becoming a full-time mom: She realizes that, while Craigs List may be perfect for finding an old couch, it’s not ideal for finding a new nanny; she survives Joshua’s first haircut; she gets her groove back on a manhunt with her girlfriends; and she discovers that being "just friends" with Joshua’s "daddy" may not be that simple.

“Raising Whitley” is produced by Pilgrim Studios and executive produced by Craig Piligian, Melodie Calvert and Kym Whitley.

Get a sneak peek of “Raising Whitley” on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

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