LaVar Ball, Lonzo Ball to Star in Facebook Reality Show

Lonzo Ball Mom's Stroke Rehab Featured In Reality Show

LaVar Ball and his three basketball sons continue to be media darlings.

Ball in the Family, a documentary series that takes viewers behind the scenes with the family, will be made available on Thursday with the first two episodes in Watch, Facebook's new platform for users to watch episodic content.

The show will explore the Balls' personal lives, from the boys' ups and downs playing the dating game to LaVar's care for his wife Tina as she recovers from a stroke. New episodes, which will average 15 to 20 minutes each, will be released on Sundays beginning September 10.

Facebook's plunge into original TV programming is picking up steam, as the social networking giant has debuted the first trailer for its reality show starring perhaps the most hyped family in basketball.

"We wanted to give our fans an unfiltered look into our lives and show them a side of us that isn't typically seen", LaVar Ball said in a statement. Lonzo was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the recent NBA Draft, making him the second overall pick of the year.

After tomorrow's debut, new episodes of Ball in the Family will be available every Sunday beginning on September 10.

So, of course, he got a reality series, right?

The Ball family is changing the game on and off the court.

"Airing this show on Facebook has enabled us to push the conventions of reality in a way we think will really drive community engagement", said Julie Pizzi, co-president of entertainment and development at Bunim/Murray Productions.

Facebook funded the production of the show, and it has paid for other original series as well.



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