There’s going to be even more Terry Bradshaw on the television airwaves this year. The Pro Football Hall of Famer has long been present on NFL broadcasts, first working for CBS (as a guest postseason analyst from 1980-82 and then full-time from 1984-1993, first as a game analyst then as a studio host and analyst) and then Fox (as a Fox NFL Sunday panelist since that show’s 1994 launch), and he’s even shown up as a contestant on The Masked Singer. Now, he and his family will be featured in an E! docuseries called The Bradshaw Bunch. Here’s more on that from Rick Porter of The Hollywood Reporter:
Bradshaw and his family will be the subjects of a comedic docuseries called The Bradshaw Bunch that’s set to premiere on the NBCUniversal cable network in the summer. Cameras will follow Bradshaw, wife Tammy and daughters Rachel, Lacey and Erin, plus Terry and Tammy’s grandchildren, and their lives on a ranch in Oklahoma.
“I’m excited and a little nervous to let the world see the crazy life I share with Tammy and our girls,” said Terry Bradshaw. “I never know what will happen next around here between Rachel, Lacey and Erin. I thought winning four Super Bowls was hard, but it’s nothing compared to having three girls.”
…“Terry Bradshaw is an NFL legend, award-winning broadcaster and one of the most iconic figures in entertainment today,” said Rod Aissa, executive vp production and development at Oxygen and production at E!. “On the field, Terry is known to be a touchdown titan, but in reality, he spends most of his time surrounded by and supporting so many strong women in his family. He’s the glue that holds that family together, and we’re excited that viewers will really get to see a side of him that they’ve never seen before.”
E! has done quite a lot of these docuseries, from Keeping Up With the Kardashians through Total Bellas and Very Cavallari. And Very Cavallari has sparked a fair amount of interest in the sports world at times (Jill Cowan recapped many of the episodes from the first two seasons for us here) thanks to it featuring Jay Cutler, the former Chicago Bears’ quarterback who’s now Kristin Cavallari’s husband. We’ll see if The Bradshaw Bunch draws as much attention from the sports world.
On one hand, Cutler was notable because he’d played in the NFL so recently and because he hadn’t really talked a ton in the media since then, and also because he joined Fox as a game analyst in the summer of 2017 but then left before calling a game to sign with the Miami Dolphins as a player. So it drew some attention when he was on E! talking about vasectomies and Nigerian dwarf goats, or setting kitchens on fire.
By contrast, Bradshaw’s been retired as a player since 1983, and people can hear his thoughts every NFL Sunday on Fox (and in between in various media interviews). But he has had some notable acting roles and cameos before (including appearances in The Cannonball Run, Failure to Launch, Malcolm in the Middle and The League). And maybe he’ll turn out to be just as notable a reality TV personality as Cutler. We’ll find out when The Bradshaw Bunch premieres this summer.