Hulu Sets Wayne Brady Unscripted Series

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Hulu will shine a light on the family life of veteran entertainer Wayne Brady in a new unscripted project.

The eight-episode, untitled Wayne Brady & Family project will chronicle Brady, currently the host of the Let's Make A Deal game show, as he and his ex-wife Mandie Taketa serve as co-parents to their 20-year old daughter while running their production company, A Wayne & Mandie Creative, according to the streaming service. Meanwhile, Taketa’s life partner of 12 years Jason Fordham handles the family’s cinematography and post-production while they raise their recently-born son. 

According to Hulu, the series will offer an intimate look into Brady’s blended family’s personal life – revealing unexpected points of view and values that most people (including his own family) have a hard time understanding, according to Hulu.

The series is executive produced by Brady, Taketa, Shahram Qureshi and Rachel Tung. 

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.