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Interview: Sheard Family Talks Docu-Series “The Sheards” and More, Plus Trailer For The Upcoming Show


As many of us know, the First Family of Gospel will be coming to TV next month! The Sheards, Karen Clark-Sheard and Bishop J. Drew Sheard, along with their children, Kierra and Drew, will be starring in their self –titled docu-series “The Sheards” on BET. The show will follow the lives of this inspirational family as they conduct their day to day lives in the limelight, without compromising their faith.

From the trailer below we can see that this will be a drama filled exhibition focused on Kierra and Drew coming into their own, as Karen and Bishop Sheard leads them in the right direction.

Recently uGospel.com caught up with the fabulous family at the 2013 Stellar Awards for a quick interview, in which they shed a little light on the show. Check out the interview to hear them discuss their legacy in the industry, then watch the trailer and let us know what you think!

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“The Sheards” premieres April 7th on BET following The Celebration of Gospel 2013.

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About Mike Jones

Michael Jones is the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of uGospel.com. He began his career in the Gospel Music Industry upon graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Since then, Jones has had the honor of interviewing Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon and many more of Gospel’s elite.
  • renee

    wow. this new reality arena and the church i’m not sure about this mix. watching the preview i’m uneasy although i see the godly side more than any other reality show in this one little clip this is a line that perhaps should not be crossed when it comes to exposing the behind the scenes life of our church/gospel music leaders. i’m just saying. not sure i want to see this.

  • Dean


  • Sylvia

    People have to realize, they are ministers and gospel singers but they are human first and have experience real life issues just like the everyday person. They can be accepted better if people stop putting preachers and gospel singers on a pedestal.

  • Sarah

    I agree Sylvia

  • Avery

    Stop trying to be deep!!!!!! they have real lives and real stories to tell,if light shined on our lives what would the world see…

    • Beth R.

      this is real and everyone needs to see it, God is real and young and old people need not to put anyone on a pedestal, The Sheards go on and do your thang and educate the religious people please!!!!great show people.

  • Renee

    Everyone cannot handle a particular testimony, that’s just the facts. It’s not necessarily about putting people on a pedestal, there are just boundaries. You’re right no one is perfect, but everyone cannot see nor handle you exposed. Even Bishop Sheard is heard saying “turn these cameras off” in the clip.

    There are boundaries that are crosses by bringing the reality tv genre into the church. It doesn’t take anything off of the Sheards and the respect they deserve just not sure about this new arena in general.

    As I said I saw more godliness shine thru in this 1 little clip than I’ve seen in multiple seasons of other reality shows combined.

  • Mary

    Reality television is an arena that members of the Body of Christ need to avoid, as saints exposing aspects of their personal lives for the world to see could be a stumbling block for the unsaved or newly converted. Unsaved people and some “baby” saints lack spiritual discernment, meaning that their desire to get saved or remain saved could diminish as a result of watching reality shows featuring members of the body of Christ. The Word of God even lets us know that some can handle “meat” while others can only handle “milk” meaning that not everybody within the Body of Christ and certainly those who are not saved can deal with particular spiritual matters with more ease. Saints should leave the reality television to the world and not to the body of Christ.

  • I agree with Sylvia, Mary and Renee, some part of each opinion is on point, I do believe the expectations of individuals in their positions are put to very high extents. they are expected to live the live they sing and preach about without error. HOwever, because they are human, they are without sin and it is their choice to expose that side of them to the public eye, Not to be judged, but I would think as a Testimony. Let’s just see how it goes. God Bless each of you.

  • Betsy Smith

    The church people and reality tv do not mix. I’m sorry Mary Mary ever opened the door. Family issues need to stay in the family regardless of church title, position or star status.

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  • Private matters and private lives should stay that way…,PRIVATE. What we say in the public arena should be carefully and prayfully chosen, being careful not to offend the least of any.. For the BOOK says; It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended or made weak. Romans 14:21

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