Hallmark Channel has undergone rebranding and overhauls twice in the past two decades, but having its lineage in traditional religious networks (VISN and ACTS, later Odyssey) has left the trail of its value system. Unlike many 90’s cable networks that have been through renovations and rebrandings, Hallmark still retains the themes of family bonding and stability that it promoted, and continues to promote. The channel’s first attempt at unscripted reality TV also reflects and underlines this. Meet the Petes, which aired in February 2018, profiles the real-time anecdotes of a Philadelphia family. As the case is with unscripted family-based shows like these, the families are never ordinary. The Peetes are no everyman, with Pro-NFL players, singers, and major figures in the US TV acting circle in it. What makes Meet the Peetes stand out is that it is not a dysfunctional family. The show has a happy-go-lucky overtone to it and advocates a wholesome thematic overtone rather than the antics of a dysfunctional family.
Meet The Peetes Season 2 Cast: Who’s in it?
It can be safely surmised that the whole crew of Meet the Peetes debut season will return for the 2019 season too. This includes 21 Jump Street, Hangin With the Coopers and For Your Love-starrer Holly Robinson Peete and former professional athlete from the NFL team Detroit Lions and broadcaster Rodney Peete in the lead role, as well as their family of unique personae : Rodney’s NYU art school student twin Ryan Elizabeth Peete, the three sons from the younger generation, and fan-favourite Dolores Robinson, the mother who is more than 80 years old.
Meet The Peetes Season 2 Plot: What is it about?
Meet the Peetes mostly follows a predictable, formulaic pattern that the so-called unscripted reality TV is famous for, and it does not show much deviation from the norm to innovate on its structure. Instead of a style-over-substance novelty that many shows these days opt for to get the upper hand in a TV genre already saturated with contenders, Meet the Peetes instead sticks to being a feel-good show to watch at the end of a busy day. The task sounds simple enough, but few shows like it do it as well as Meet the Peetes. The cast is not a hotpot of oddballs, but believable, stable, and wholesome – with great chemistry, owing to their prior collective experience of being filmed, featured in the two-season For Peete’s Sake on Oprah Winfrey Network (2016 and 2017).
Along with its wholesome vibe and binge-able, intriguing content from episode to episode where the ensemble cast balances their work, day-to-day struggles and their family time, the show also sheds some didactic on how people with troubled mental health should not be outcast or othered, but embraced and treated with positive reinforcement. The very humane Los Angeles Dodgers-starrer Rodney ‘R.J.’ Jackson struggles with autism, and his amicable family supports him through the thin and thick of it all. We should thus expect to see more of RJ in the upcoming season, the rest of his family, and perhaps some new additions to it too.
Meet The Peetes Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Because of its success and positive momentum, the show received an early renewal – we are talking middle-of-the-first-season early. Hallmark announced on March 21st, barely halfway into the airing of the debut season, that the show would get renewed on their network. However, the specifics of the premiere date have not been announced and is still TBA. So far, we only know that it has its air date roughly in or around 2019 summer.
Meet The Peetes Season 2 Trailer
Since its release date is still unannounced, no teasers/trailers have been released for Meet the Peetes Season 2 yet. Here is a preview of the show below