Welcome to Sweetie Pie's

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Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pies.jpg
GenreDocumentary
FormatReality
StarringRobbie Montgomery
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes33
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Craig Piligian
  • Jeff Keane
  • Jenn Duncan
  • Steve Luebbert
  • Tim Brietbach
Running time40 to 43 minutes
Production company(s)Pilgrim Films & Television
Broadcast
Original channelOprah Winfrey Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runOctober 15, 2011 (2011-10-15) – present
External links
Website
 
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Welcome to Sweetie Pie's
Welcome to Sweetie Pies.jpg
GenreDocumentary
FormatReality
StarringRobbie Montgomery
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes33
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Craig Piligian
  • Jeff Keane
  • Jenn Duncan
  • Steve Luebbert
  • Tim Brietbach
Running time40 to 43 minutes
Production company(s)Pilgrim Films & Television
Broadcast
Original channelOprah Winfrey Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original runOctober 15, 2011 (2011-10-15) – present
External links
Website

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's is an American reality documentary television series starring the family of former Ikette Robbie Montgomery, and focuses on the running of their collection of soul food restaurants, Sweetie Pie's. The series premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday October 15, 2011 at 9/8c.

Background[edit]

Robbie Montgomery began her career in the 1960's as an Ikette. The Ikettes was the backing group for soul duo sensation Ike and Tina Turner. After her lung collapsed and she could no longer sing, Robbie took her mother’s soul food recipes, passed down through generations, and created the empire known as "Sweetie Pie's"-- St. Louis’ popular soul food restaurant run by Miss Robbie and her family. With two successful locations, Miss Robbie is preparing to open a third restaurant with the help of her son and business partner, Tim. While Tim and his fiancée, Jenae, tend to their newborn son and plan their wedding – Miss Robbie, who has never been married, continues to look for love at the age of 71 all the while keeping the family in line – especially her wise-cracking nephew Lil' Charles. Welcome to Sweetie Pie's follows the Montgomery family as they struggle with the demands of expanding their family-owned business and creating a legacy to pass on to future generations.[1]

Cast[edit]

Production History[edit]

Season 1: Season One of Welcome to Sweetie Pie's premiered on Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday October 15, 2011 at 9/8c. The series went on hiatus after the winter finale on December 3, 2011 and resumed with new episodes from Saturday March 31, 2012 until Saturday June 2, 2012. The first season consists of a total of 18 episodes. Beginning July 14, 2012 and continuing until the second season premiered, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network aired two episodes of Welcome to Sweetie Pie's: An Extra Slice every Saturday, featuring never-before-seen moments from season one.

Season 2: On Thursday April 5, 2012, OWN announced that Welcome to Sweetie Pie's was renewed for a second season.[2] Season Two aired weekly on OWN Saturdays at 9/8c from September 15, 2012 until December 15, 2012.

Season 3: OWN has announced that Welcome to Sweetie Pie's will return for a third season in 2013 that will premiere on July 27, 2013.[3]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesTimeslot (EST)Original Airing
Season PremiereSeason Finale
118Saturday 9:00 PMOctober 15, 2011June 2, 2012
214September 15, 2012December 15, 2012
3TBASaturday 10:00 PMJuly 27, 2013[3]TBA

Season 1 (2011-2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"The Business Of Family"October 15, 2011 (2011-10-15)
22"Happy Birthday, Miss Robbie"October 22, 2011 (2011-10-22)
33"Special Delivery"October 29, 2011 (2011-10-29)
44"Family Matters"November 5, 2011 (2011-11-05)
55"All You Need is Love"November 12, 2011 (2011-11-12)
66"Go Big or Go Home"November 19, 2011 (2011-11-19)
77"Second Chances"November 26, 2011 (2011-11-26)
88"Hopes & Dreams"December 3, 2011 (2011-12-03)
99"Miss Robbie's Full House"March 31, 2012 (2012-03-31)
1010"Growing Pains"April 7, 2012 (2012-04-07)
1111"You Can Count on Me"April 14, 2012 (2012-04-14)
1212"The Heat is On"April 21, 2012 (2012-04-21)
1313"Boiling Point"April 28, 2012 (2012-04-28)
1414"Opportunity Knocks"May 5, 2012 (2012-05-05)
1515"We Are Family"May 12, 2012 (2012-05-12)
1616"Tim's Lifeclass"May 19, 2012 (2012-05-19)
1717"Decisions, Decisions"May 19, 2012 (2012-05-19)
1818"It Takes A Village"June 2, 2012 (2012-06-02)

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
191"Welcome to the Upper Crust"September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15)0.93[4]
202"The Upper Crust vs. The Lower Crust"September 22, 2012 (2012-09-22)0.79[5]
213"For Love or Money"September 29, 2012 (2012-09-29)0.67[6]
224"Don't Be A Party Pooper"October 6, 2012 (2012-10-06)0.60[7]
235"Showing Up Is Hard to Do"October 13, 2012 (2012-10-13)0.64[8]
246"Charles in Charge"October 20, 2012 (2012-10-20)0.74[9]
257"Just Say 'Yes Ma'am'"November 3, 2012 (2012-11-03)0.70[10]
268"The Future of the Mangrove: Part 1"November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10)0.84[11]
279"The Future of the Mangrove: Part 2"November 17, 2012 (2012-11-17)0.93[12]
2810"Holiday Special: The Cast Speaks Out!"November 24, 2012 (2012-11-24)N/A
2911"Lean on Me"December 1, 2012 (2012-12-01)0.80[13]
3012"Voices Carry, Charles Doesn't"December 8, 2012 (2012-12-08)0.87[14]
3113"Behind the Scenes Special"December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15)0.61[15]
3214"Highballs & Low-Balls"December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15)0.82[16]

Season 3 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
331"End of an Era"July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27)TBA
342"Baby-Proofed"[17]August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03)TBA
353"Vote for Me, I'll Set You Free"[17]August 10, 2013 (2013-08-10)TBA

Awards and Nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryResult
2012NAMIC Vision AwardsReality ShowNominated
2013NAACP Image AwardOutstanding Reality SeriesWon

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Welcome to Sweetie Pie's' OWN TV April 10, 2012
  2. ^ 'OWN Says Oprah Will Continue to Teach 'Master Class Yahoo TV April 5, 2012
  3. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (June 19, 2013). "OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Summer Premiere Dates for 'Oprah's Lifeclass', 'Iyanla: Fix My Life', 'Welcome to Sweetie Pie's' and 'Oprah: Where are They Now?'". TV by the Numbers. 
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  17. ^ a b "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's Episodes on OWN". TV Guide. Retrieved July 27, 2013.