July 21, 2011 8:57am PT by Marisa Guthrie
TLC Looks at Lives of Muslim Americans
TLC examines the experiences of Muslims in post-9/11 America in a new series set to bow in November.
All-American Muslim follows five families in Dearborn, Michigan, home to a large Muslim-American population as well as the biggest mosque in the United States. According to the press release, the docusoap "offers an intimate look at their customs and celebrations, as well as the misconceptions, conflicts and differences they face outside—and within—their own community."
Amy Winter, TLC general manager, called All-American Muslim "a perfect fit" for the network.
"Through these families and their diverse experiences, we will explore how they blend their values and traditions with everyday life in America, providing insight into their culture with care and compassion," Winter said in a statement.
TLC has ordered eight 30-minute episodes from Shed Media. Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O’Connell and Dan Peirson are executive producers.
The TLC announcement comes on the heels of another reality series about the lives of Arab Americans: Bravo’s The Shahs of Sunset, about a tight-knit community of wealthy Persian Americans living in Los Angeles. The show, from Ryan Seacrest Productions is currently in development.