TLC's First Scripted Project 'Surviving the In-Laws' to Premiere Tuesday, July 31 - Video

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July 22nd, 2013

Surviving the In-Laws

via press release:



As they say, when people tie the knot, they’re not just marrying their spouse, but an entire family. This “for better or worse” reality can often lead to over-bearing mothers-in-law, interfering fathers, and years of family holidays served with a side of passive-aggression. And, the last thing an exasperated newlywed can do is tell the offending in-laws off, keeping it bottled up – until now. In TLC’s newest project, the loosely scripted SURVIVING THE IN-LAWS, these hysterical and outrageous true stories come to life, but the identities have been changed to protect the guilty.



 Two half-hour episodes of SURVIVING THE IN-LAWS premiere back-to-back on Tuesday, July 31 starting at 10/9c.


“We all have laugh-out-loud stories from our well-meaning, but over-involved in-laws, but for the sake of our relationships, we never really have the chance to tell them to back off. SURVIVING THE IN-LAWS is the perfect way to bring these relatable, and ridiculous, experiences to life, without getting the couple in trouble with their parents,” said Amy Winter, General Manager, TLC. “Pushing into the scripted space but still based on real stories, SURVIVING THE IN-LAWS keeps the heart and humor TLC’s audience expects from our programming.”


The stories in SURVIVING THE IN-LAWS were compiled from interviews with real people, sharing authentic anecdotes about their relationship with their in-laws. Throughout the episodes, these stories are brought to life, taking creative license to protect the identities of the storytellers. 


SURVIVING THE IN-LAWS is produced for TLC by MAK Pictures. 

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  • Merp

    Oh great, now TLC is trying to go scripted…..

  • Rick

    Merp, you mean they already aren’t?
    If ANYONE believes these “reality” shows aren’t scripted they are crazy.

  • tom

    Well, Toddlers and Tiaras just went Jerry Springer, so it makes sense I guess.

  • Terp

    Keeping it true to the game.

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