Bravo Media’s larger-than-life Tankard family returns bolder than ever when season three of “Thicker Than Water” premieres on Sundays at 9 p.m.ET/ 8 CT. Leading the charge are Ben and Jewel Tankard with their self-proclaimed “Black Brady Bunch” which includes: Brooklyn, Britney, Benji, Cyrene, Marcus, with his wife, Tish, and their newborn son Micah. This season, preacher and patriarch, Ben faces the stark reality that the Tankard household has become an empty nest and also realizes there are deep emotional wounds that need to be healed within the family, mainly between him and his eldest daughter Brooklyn. (See former articles on the show and the Tankard family here.) Since most of the kids have moved out of the house, this season will see Jewel and Ben rediscovering themselves in a new chapter with an emptier-nest.
Embracing a new chapter in her life, Jewel prepares to welcome her grandchild and launch her very own nationally syndicated television talk show while trying to reconnect with Cyrene, who went to her freshman year of college meek and mild, but reemerged as a certified wild child. Meanwhile, Britney, healthier than ever, is unable to shake the notion that a baby is what’s missing most in her life and embarks on a journey to make her dreams of motherhood come true while Benji and Shanira eagerly await the arrival of their first child. Marcus plans to expand his ministry into Nashville but can’t hide his frustration with his family’s adamant criticism of his wife’s parenting skills. From an eye-opening girls trip to Jewel’s hometown of Detroit to a traumatizing secret haunting Cyrene, it’s a season of breakthrough and transformation that forces the family to embrace each other and move forward to a place of joy and love.
Ben Tankard Sr. is known as the godfather of the gospel jazz music scene and is the genre’s bestselling artist/producer of all time, earning several gold and platinum records and awards during his critically acclaimed career. Aside from music, Ben is a former professional basketball player and also currently serves as a motivational speaker for the NBA’s Development League (D-League). Ben never loses faith that God will keep everything on course.
Jewel Tankard is making international strides as a businesswoman, author, and evangelist. With her deeply embedded roots in entrepreneurship, Jewel is a fierce advocate for personal development and financial empowerment. Through her Millionairess Club, she mentors others to invoke new ideas and inspires them to dream and create change in their lives. Jewel is now the host of the nationally syndicated “Jewel Tankard Show” which focuses on discussing everyday topical issues.