Check out our Studio Q interview with Ben and his wife Jewel Tankard at Roland Martin's TV One launch party. Talking to the Tankards made us excited to see their new show. Ben says it is a cross between The Cosby Show and The Brady Bunch. Watch our interview below.
Cyrene, Ben's adopted daughter from Jewel's previous marriage, is a high school athlete and college-hopeful. Ben's older son, Ben Jr., is an aspiring DJ and has also moved back into the house--along with his new wife, Shanira. Brooklyn, the burgeoning entrepreneur in her own right, has her own line of hair weaves and a 10-year daughter, who also lives in the house. The only sibling that seems content with a 9-to-5 and is seemingly unfazed by the strong materialism infecting her siblings is the middle child, Brittney. Although she is the only one who doesn't physically live at home, she's still very much present in the series.
In companion to his new TV show, Tankard is putting the finishing touches on a new book The Full Tank Life (Ben-Jamin’ Publishers / Thomas Nelson Publishers) which will be released in early September in sync with the show. Tankard’s book is an inspirational how-to guide for having a Full (Tank) Life in every area: family, health, wealth, career and spiritual walk.
Sidebar: I hope this show does well. It seems positive and family-oriented, which we could use more of. Whatever happened to Runs House?