November 18, 2011 12:16pm PT by Jethro Nededog
'All-American Muslim': The Football Team Finds a Way Around Ramadan (Exclusive Video)
TLC’s new series, All-American Muslim, scored solid ratings for the network with close to two million viewers tuning in to last week’s season premiere. At the same time, it has attracted a lot of attention from viewers about the show’s Dearborn, Mich. cast members and how they reflect the lifestyles of American Muslims.
On the series premiere, we saw Jeff, an Irish Catholic, convert to Islam, so that he can marry Muslim fiancé Shadia. On Sunday’s episode, we’ll see another example of how the religion is expressed in the cast members’ lives when the Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan, arrives.
In The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive clip above, Fouad, the coach of the predominately Muslim Fordson High School football team, creates a novel way of continuing practice around the fasting rules of Ramadan. We also see how that affects one of the few non-Muslim athletes.
All-American Muslim airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on TLC.
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