‘Preachers of Detroit’ series is on the way



You had to see this one coming.

With the runaway success of it’s “Preachers of L.A.” reality show, the Oxygen network has given the green light to a spin-off series, this time taking place in the Motor City.

That’s right, “Preachers of Detroit is set to premiere this winter.

Much like its predecessor, the show will focus on “powerful themes of faith, family, and friendship as these seven men and women of the cloth share their lives, transformations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit in Detroit, Michigan,” according to Oxygen.

The Detroit cast will include: Bishop Charles Ellis of Greater Grace Temple in Detroit; Pastor David Bullock of Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church in Highland Park; evangelist and gospel singer Dorinda-Clark Cole, a member of the Grammy-winning Clark Sisters; Pastor Don Shelby of Burning Bush International Ministries in Ypsilanti; Bishop Corletta Vaughn of Go Tell It Ministry in Detroit; Bishop-elect Clarence Langston of the Word in Action Christian Center in Detroit; and Pastor Tim Alden of the City of Praise Christian Church in Los Angeles, who hails from Detroit and returns home frequently.

According to Rod Aissa, the Detroit franchise is about more than just capitalizing on L.A.’s breakout success. “It’s an offshoot of ‘Preachers of L.A,'” Aissa says “but I think the bigger story is Detroit is a city of resurgence.”

“Preachers of L.A.” is Oxygen’s most popular new series among viewers in the prized 25-to-54 age group. According to Aissa, Oxygen believes “Preachers appeals to its target audience of “young, multicultural women because it concerns faith and spirituality, not necessarily organized religion.”

An exact air date for “Preachers of Detroit” has yet to be released.

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