June 25, 2014 6:00am PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Bravo's 'Extreme Guide to Parenting' Sets Premiere Date, Unveils Preview (Exclusive)
Bravo has scheduled a premiere date for its upcoming docuseries Extreme Guide to Parenting.
The show, which aims to give a "candid and unfiltered look into some of the unique and unconventional styles of raising children," will premiere at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, Aug. 7.
The series will center on moms and dads who believe that their extreme parenting techniques are the best and everyone else is doing it wrong. Each hourlong episode showcases different households with alternative styles of raising their children.
In the premiere episode, the Adler family practices an “eco-kosher, shamanistic” method of parenting. Mom Shira believes in an all-natural approach to raising her children, especially her 10-year-old son, Yonah, to help treat his overactive personality.
Meanwhile, the Masterson-Horn family has a very hands-on approach to parenting. It took years for this gay couple (the “Guncles” from Oxygen’s Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood) to adopt their precious daughter, Simone, and now they never, ever leave her side.
Some of the other parents featured this season include Marisa Eisenberg, who wants her only child, Austen, to be the best at everything, even if it means pushing him to the limit. At age 4, he plays five sports, knows the U.S. presidents and can write his name, but that’s not enough for this over-achiever mom.
Additionally, Christian and Nate Axness are “conscious-attachment” parents and practice elimination communication with 16-month-old Ella. They believe in being everything for their child; Christian breast-feeds on demand, and they refuse to vaccinate their daughter. They also face a tough decision about whether to intentionally expose their daughter to chickenpox.
Watch a preview of the series, which is exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, below.
Extreme Guide to Parenting is produced by Punched in the Head Productions, with Amelia D'Entrone, Craig D'Entrone and Lauren Lazin serving as executive producers.