Oprah Winfrey Network’s NAACP Image Award-winning hit series Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s premieres in an all new season starting Saturday, November 19 at 9/8c. The stars of the docu-series and business partners of the infamous brand have been an inspiration in giving back to others having provided second chances to the recently incarcerated by hiring them as restaurant employees and through feeding families in their hometown, St. Louis, Missouri. To put forth efforts in the same giving spirit as we approach the holiday season, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network supported Miss Robbie and Tim Norman in spearheading a Thanksgiving food drive collecting 400 lbs. of non-perishable foods that will be donated to the Los Angeles Food Bank.
On an all-new season, the family experiences a devastating tragedy when they learn of the senseless murder of Miss Robbie’s grandson, Andre, forcing them to reflect on other dark moments from the family’s past. Tim also revisits the prison where he was incarcerated for 10 years, and Miss Robbie joins him “behind the wall” to witness first-hand the shocking reality her son experienced at the young age of 17.
Meanwhile, as Miss Robbie and Tim continue to expand the Sweetie Pie’s brand, they don’t always see eye-to-eye on the best approach. And after 30 years, Miss Robbie revives her music career, this time doing it her way with exciting opportunities on the horizon. As always – amid personal tragedy, legal turmoil and new ventures – the Sweetie Pie’s family manages to find strength, love and humor throughout their journey.
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” is produced by Pilgrim Media Group. Executive producers are Craig Piligian, Melodie Calvert, Robbie Montgomery, Tim Norman, Jeff Keane, Tim Breitbach and Steve Luebbert.
About Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s
When Robbie Montgomery’s lung collapsed, the 1960’s backup singer and former Ikette had to hustle to keep her family afloat, so she whipped out her mother’s recipes and turned her second love-cooking, into a soul food empire. Today, with five locations and counting across St. Louis and Los Angeles, Miss Robbie and her son Tim are hoping to bring their brand to the masses.
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