Braxton Family Values is an American reality television series that airs on WE tv and premiered on April 12, 2011.[2] It chronicles the lives of Braxton sisters — Toni, Tamar, Traci, Towanda, and Trina — plus their mother, Evelyn.[3]

Production

In January 2011, WE tv confirmed that it had signed Toni Braxton for a reality series, entitled Braxton Family Values, which is marketed as one of the network's flagship shows.[4] In its first four airings, Braxton Family Values averaged a 0.63 household rating, attracting 350,000 women in the 18-49 demographic, three times WE tv’s average in the Tuesday 9 PM slot.[5] This led the network to renew the series for a 13 episode second season.[6][7] In July 2011, WE tv ordered additional episodes for season two — bringing the season total to 26 episodes.[8][9][9]

The series' sole spin-off, Tamar & Vince, was green-lit to series on December 19, 2011.[10]

In July 2012, WE tv renewed the show for a third season that debuted on March 14, 2013.[11][12][2] The third season returned on November 14, 2013.[14][2] The second half of season three resumes where the series left off prior to its hiatus, with Traci discovering that her husband may have cheated on her.[14] Trina facing her own marital troubles and makes the decision to file for a divorce from her husband.[14] Towanda is in celebration mode as she approaches a milestone birthday.[14] Toni is in the midst of a career rebirth as she finishes up her new album "Love Marriage & Divorce" with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and prepares for her first tour in over five years.[14] Tamar has launched her album Love and War, her tour, and taking care of her newborn son.[14] Season 3 averaged 1.4 million viewers.[16]

On March 20, 2014, WE tv announced the fourth season renewal of Braxton Family Values.[16] Season 4 will consist of 26 episodes[16][2] and premiered on August 14, 2014.[18] The fourth season was the most watched season with 1.5 million total viewers, up 8% compared to the previous season.[2]

Cast

Main

  • Vincent Herbert, Tamar Braxton's husband and Logan's father
  • Andre Carter, Towanda's husband
  • Gabriel "Gabe" Solis, Trina's ex-husband
  • Keri Lewis, Toni's ex-husband
  • Michael Braxton Jr., Braxton sisters' brother and Ashlee's father
  • Ashlee Braxton, Braxton sisters niece
  • Logan Herbert, Tamar's son
  • Diezel Braxton, Toni's son
  • Denim Braxton, Toni's son
  • Braxton Carter, Towanda son
  • Brooke Carter, Towanda daughter
  • Michael Braxton Sr., Braxton sisters' father and Evelyn's ex-husband

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
11April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)
26November 10, 2011 (2011-11-10)September 21, 2012 (2012-09-21)
26March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)February 20, 2014 (2014-02-20)
26August 14, 2014 (2014-08-14)September 3, 2015 (2015-09-03)
TBAMay 19, 2016 (2016-05-19)TBA

Season 1 (2011)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"The Bermuda Triangle"April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)N/A
22"Taste of a Wedding Singer"April 19, 2011 (2011-04-19)N/A
33"It's My Birthday"April 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)N/A
44"I Love L.A."May 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)N/A
55"From Russia With Love"May 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)N/A
66"Getting the Band Back Together"May 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)N/A
77"Dog of a Birthday Party"May 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)N/A
88"To Play or Not to Playboy"May 31, 2011 (2011-05-31)N/A
99"You Can't Go Home Again"June 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)0.68[2]
1010"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)1.06[3]
1111"Braxton Family Reunion"June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)N/A

Season 2 (2011–12)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
121"R.E.S.P.E.C.T"November 10, 2011 (2011-11-10)1.18[3]
132"Beauty School Dropout"November 17, 2011 (2011-11-17)0.85[3]
143"A Snooping Dog"December 1, 2011 (2011-12-01)N/A
154"Toni's New Doo-Wop Chick"December 8, 2011 (2011-12-08)0.80[3]
165"The Graduate"December 15, 2011 (2011-12-15)0.86[3]
176"The Family Unites"December 22, 2011 (2011-12-22)N/A
187"Family Feuding"December 29, 2011 (2011-12-29)0.97[3]
198"NYC or Bust"January 5, 2012 (2012-01-05)0.86[3]
209"Like Husband, Like Wife"January 12, 2012 (2012-01-12)1.08[3]
2110"Sisters at War"January 19, 2012 (2012-01-19)0.98[3]
2211"Desert Divas"January 26, 2012 (2012-01-26)1.39[3]
2312"Rocky Relationships"February 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)1.12[4]
2413"Critical Condition"February 9, 2012 (2012-02-09)1.09[4]
2514"Stir Crazy"February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16)0.99[4]
2615"Soul-o Act"February 23, 2012 (2012-02-23)0.93[4]
2716"Bridezilla"March 1, 2012 (2012-03-01)0.91[4]
2817"Wedding Daze"March 8, 2012 (2012-03-08)0.91[4]
2918"A Clean Break"March 15, 2012 (2012-03-15)0.86[4]
3019"We Got You"March 22, 2012 (2012-03-22)0.86[4]
3120"Reunion Special"March 29, 2012 (2012-03-29)N/A
3221"Baby Business and Background Singers"August 16, 2012 (2012-08-16)0.90[4]
3322"Sock It to 'Em"August 23, 2012 (2012-08-23)0.82[4]
3423"Great Eggspectations"August 30, 2012 (2012-08-30)0.86[5]
3524"Birthday Party or Go Home"September 6, 2012 (2012-09-06)N/A
3625"Making the Cut"September 13, 2012 (2012-09-13)0.77[5]
3726"For Better or Worse"September 20, 2012 (2012-09-20)0.96[5]

Season 3 (2013–14)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
381"Ciao, Braxtons!"March 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)1.01[5]
392"Lights, Camera, Braxton Drama"March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21)0.92[5]
403"The Tamar-vention"March 28, 2013 (2013-03-28)0.95[5]
414"Papa Knows Best"April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)0.92[5]
425"Traci's Bustin' Out!"April 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)0.94[5]
436"Party in the DMV"April 18, 2013 (2013-04-18)1.17[5]
447"A Diva's Dilemma"April 25, 2013 (2013-04-25)0.89[5]
458"What's Cookin' in the Oven?"May 2, 2013 (2013-05-02)0.88[6]
469"Hello Baby, Goodbye Dog"May 9, 2013 (2013-05-09)0.98[6]
4710"Sister Act"May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)0.82[6]
4811"Go Hard or Go Home"May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23)0.79[6]
4912"Braxton Leading Lady"May 30, 2013 (2013-05-30)0.88[6]
5013"Rumor Has It"June 6, 2013 (2013-06-06)0.95[6]
5114"A Very Public Affair"November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14)1.28[6]
5215"I Don't Have No Baby"November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)1.03[6]
5316"Back To Braxton Business"November 28, 2013 (2013-11-28)0.80[6]
5417"Tour De Divas"December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05)0.83[6]
5518"Birthday-Zilla"December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)1.05[7]
5619"Birthday Bare-All"December 19, 2013 (2013-12-19)1.33[7]
5720"#Wack #Family"January 9, 2014 (2014-01-09)1.24[7]
5821"They Threw A Shoe At You?!?"January 16, 2014 (2014-01-16)0.96[7]
5922"Chix in a Row"January 23, 2014 (2014-01-23)1.40[7]
6023"Shade Anonymous"January 30, 2014 (2014-01-30)1.12[7]
6124"Who Wants To Be A Braxton?"February 6, 2014 (2014-02-06)1.19[7]
6225"Award Show Shade!"February 13, 2014 (2014-02-13)1.29[7]
6326"It's All Good!"February 20, 2014 (2014-02-20)1.11[7]

Season 4 (2014–15)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
641"Bright Lights, Big Breakdowns"August 14, 2014 (2014-08-14)1.22[7]
652"Sisters on the Verge"August 21, 2014 (2014-08-21)1.11[8]
663"Jamaican Me Crazy"August 28, 2014 (2014-08-28)1.19[8]
674"I Ain't Scared of No Demons"[72]September 4, 2014 (2014-09-04)1.15[8]
685"Starting Off on a Bad Note"[72]September 11, 2014 (2014-09-11)1.12[8]
696"Dares & Distractions"[72]September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18)1.00[8]
707"A Single Decision"[72]September 25, 2014 (2014-09-25)[72]0.70[8]
718"Booked to Capacity"[72]October 2, 2014 (2014-10-02)[72]0.82[8]
729"Surprise Me Not"[72]October 9, 2014 (2014-10-09)[72]0.85[8]
7310"A Split Decision"[72]October 16, 2014 (2014-10-16)[72]0.90[8]
7411"Go for the Jugular"[72]May 21, 2015 (2015-05-21)[72]1.23[80]
7512"Ms. E-Mergency"[72]May 28, 2015 (2015-05-28)[72]1.21[81]
7613"No Time to Panic!"[72]June 4, 2015 (2015-06-04)[72]1.06[82]
7714"Forty, Free, and On Fleek"[72]June 11, 2015 (2015-06-11)[72]1.04[83]
7815"Taste For Chocolate…"[72]June 18, 2015 (2015-06-18)[72]1.14[84]
7916"Sisters Strike Out"[72]June 25, 2015 (2015-06-25)[72]1.02[85]
8017"Queens of the Everglades"[72]July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02)[72]1.01[86]
8118"Divine Intervention"[72]July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09)[72]1.30[87]
8219"One Wild Ride"[72]July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16)[72]1.26[88]
8320"Who's In The Hot Seat?"[72]July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23)[72]1.09[89]
8421"Last Call"[72]July 30, 2015 (2015-07-30)[72]1.02[10]
8522"It's a Family Thing"[72]August 6, 2015 (2015-08-06)[72]1.09[10]
8623"The Feud!"[72]August 13, 2015 (2015-08-13)[72]0.96[10]
8724"Restraint Thineself"[72]August 20, 2015 (2015-08-20)[72]0.98[10]
8825"An Engaging Question"[72]August 27, 2015 (2015-08-27)[72]1.06[10]
8926"Making Fetch Happen"[72]September 3, 2015 (2015-09-03)[72]1.12[10]

Specials (2015)

Total
no.
Series
no.
TitleOriginal air date(U.S) viewers
(in millions)
901"Braxton Family Secrets Part 1"[72]November 5, 2015 (2015-11-05)[72]N/A
912"Braxton Family Secrets Part 2"[72]November 12, 2015 (2015-11-12)[72]N/A
923"Braxton Family Christmas"[72]December 10, 2015 (2015-12-10)[72]N/A

Season 5 (2016–17)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
931"Not My Momma!"May 19, 2016 (2016-05-19)N/A
Evelyn has a stroke and it causes a dispute between the sisters. An East Coast Vs. West Coast rival.
942"Man Enough for Mommy"May 26, 2016 (2016-05-26)N/A
Trina hires a matchmaker for Ms. E in Atlanta, meanwhile Toni craves a new experience and Tamar invited a Hollywood Medium to help her reconnect with angels.
953"Shit Gets Real!"June 2, 2016 (2016-06-02)N/A
Tamar opens up about being fired from "The Real", Trina suspects she has a stalker and Toni and Tamar crash Ms. E's date.
964"Not Famous Enough"June 9, 2016 (2016-06-09)N/A
Towanda spills the tea about Trina's man (Jacent), Traci worries about her surgery and Tamar gets upset when Towanda goes missing at her fashion show.
975"Oh You Tried It!"June 16, 2016 (2016-06-16)TBD
Toni screens her biopic movie, Tamar meets her on screen counterpart and Towanda reveals a secret to Trina.
986"You Gotta Get Pelvic to Pelvic!"June 23, 2016 (2016-06-23)TBD
Towanda participates in a dance competition; Toni performs in Brooklyn; and Toni wants to change her show, but is worried about Towanda and Trina's reaction.
997"Toni Got a Ditty!"June 30, 2016 (2016-06-30)TBD
Tamar has a performance for Smokey Robinson, but is nervous; Toni goes on a date; and Towanda has a secret doctors appointment.
1008"TBA"July 7, 2016 (2016-07-07)TBD
1019"TBA"July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14)TBD