Filming Underway on GMC TV's Reality-based Original Series "Family Addition with Leigh Anne Tuohy"

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Famed Inspiration Behind the Blockbuster Film The Blind Side

ATLANTA,  March 2, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- GMC TV has started production in  Los
Angeles  on its World Premiere Original Series "Family Addition with  Leigh Anne
Tuohy." Produced by Tremendous! Entertainment, this inspirational and compelling
series will follow different families every episode as they make the ultimate
commitment to open up their hearts and add a new member or members to their
family.  The series will make its world television premiere on GMC TV in June.  

Hosted by  Leigh Anne Tuohy, the real-life inspiration behind the blockbuster
film  The Blind Side  which earned  Sandra Bullock  an Academy Award for Best
Actress, "Family Addition with  Leigh Anne Tuohy" will feature families as they
go through the practical, physical and emotional process of adding a new family
member and make over part of their homes to accommodate the new addition. Tuohy
will provide the series' creative vision and oversee the home improvement
projects for each episode.  "Family Addition" will also feature Team Tuohy,
which includes the insight of Tuohy's daughter, Collins Tuohy, a noted
inspirational speaker and co-owner of Whimsy Cookie Company, a boutique cookie
company; and Special Educator "Miss Sue" Mitchell (the character played by 
Kathy Bates  in  The Blind Side), each providing support to families in unique
ways as they transition into their new family situation. And as is  Leigh Anne's
get-it-done-style, don't be surprised who else may show up as needed to help get
the project completed.   

"There are so many unsung heroes in communities across America who demonstrate
unconditional love and support by taking on the responsibility of fostering and
then adopting children in their care," says Tuohy.  "These are life changing,
emotional situations that can be overwhelming.  In 'Family Addition' we help to
break down walls if necessary to help families deal with the changes they
experience and to help ensure that ultimately each child has an opportunity to
have a family and a place where they feel loved, valued and accepted."

"We are pleased to partner with the indomitable  Leigh Anne Tuohy  who is a
proven champion for those in need," and to work with Tremendous! Entertainment,
one of the leading production companies in the industry," said  Brad Siegel,
vice-chairman of GMC. "This unique show is a reality series with heart.  It
showcases families who are blending together to make a new family unit.  The
road is not always smooth.  Each family faces challenges whether it be emotional
or physical that have to be met and  Leigh Anne  brings her no holds barred, yet
compassionate approach to each unique family addition to help them through the
transition.  We get to share in the journey as these families open their homes
and their hearts to children in need. Their commitment is an inspiration to us

As co-owner of the interior design firm, "Flair I," Tuohy's design work has been
featured "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on HGTV, and in numerous publications.
Along with her husband Sean, they established their charity, The Making It
Happen Foundation, which promotes awareness, provides hope and improves
standards of living for all the children fighting to survive in the invisible
cracks in society.  Find out more about  Leigh Anne  at 
and follow her on twitter  and on facebook

Production begins in the  Los Angeles  area before shifting to  Memphis  in

GMC TV Presents "Family Addition with  Leigh Anne Tuohy."  Produced by
Tremendous! Entertainment.  Executive Producers:  Colleen Needles Steward,  Tim
Hamilton,  Shannon Keenan Demers,  Marilyn Wilson,  Leigh Anne Tuohy  and  Don
Epstein.  Co-Executive Producers:  Becca Gullion  and  Jessica Reynolds. 
Consulting producer is  Lee Kernis.   

Tremendous! Entertainment is an industry leading television and home video
production company that specializes in telling great stories especially ones
that break new ground, feature memorable characters and inspire and entertain. 
With state of the art production facilities in  Los Angeles  and  Minnesota,
Tremendous! creates and produces a diversified portfolio of unscripted
television including docu-series, travel,  natural history, science and
lifestyle programming. Tremendous! Entertainment was established in 1995.

GMC TV ( is America's favorite network for uplifting music
and family entertainment. The network presents original and acquired movies,
series, stage plays and music specials along with gMovies, the first
faith-friendly streaming movie service. The GMC TV brand is reflected in "Uplift
Someone," the network's successful pro-social initiative.    GMC TV can be seen
in more than 58 million homes on various cable systems around the country, as
well as DISH Network on channel 188, DIRECTV on channel 338 and Verizon FiOS on
channel 224. Follow GMC TV on Facebook and Twitter at



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