( ENSPIRE ENTERTAINMENT ) Tim Norman of “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” Talks New Season and More!
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s is a docuseries that follows the Montgomery family; Miss Robbie, her son Tim and their family. Each season they have shown us the good and bad of building their business and balancing family. If you know Ms. Robbie and Tim you’re familiar with how they work together or not so together on making decisions. On the upcoming season airing this Saturday on OWN at 9/8c they will have us glued to the screen as they take their soul food empire to Los Angeles.
Tim Norman knows first-hand the difficulty of escaping one’s past. As a teenager, he was arrested for armed robbery and served 10 years in prison. Determined to turn his life around, Norman joined his mother Miss Robbie Montgomery in the family business at Sweetie Pie’s, a popular St. Louis-based eatery with a growing clientele.
From Tim hustling to open their very first drive-thru, to Miss Robbie heading out west and back in the studio, this close-knit family juggles the business at hand with wayward employees and celebrity guests. But in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Miss Robbie and Tim have very different ideas on how to handle the civil unrest.
Tim has been instrumental in establishing a Los Angeles restaurant location, developing a sweet tea line, and is a driving force behind the development of the hit OWN TV show, Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. For Norman, the idea to chronicle the family’s life was for him a way to expand the brand while depicting the ‘ins and outs’ of operating a family business and simultaneously taking care of a family. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s has garnered record-breaking numbers for the network from the start and continues to draw audiences as its popularity grows.
I think I speak for all viewers when I say that we love and appreciate Sweetie Pie’s for using its platform to address social issues that affects all communities. Viewers are able to see how what they believe to make better has affected them personally. Tim talks about the hiring process at Sweetie Pie’s in regards to individuals with felonies looking to start fresh, co-parenting, . We get to see how this family balances work with everything else but we also see how they give back to their community.
Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s is entering its 6th season on OWN. The new season premieres November 21st at 9/8c. We had the pleasure to sit down with Tim Norman of Sweetie Pie’s to discuss the new season, his thoughts and endeavors.
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