TLC’S “ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM” FINALE’S SURPRISE ENDING DRAWING ADVANCE PRAISE ON HEELS OF GROUNDBREAKING 9/11 EPISODE
Critics Praise Series as One of the Best Reality TV Shows of the Year
(Los Angeles, CA – January 4, 2011) TLC’s groundbreaking series “ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM”on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 10pm ET/PT will wrap up the season with surprising personal outcomes for many of the families featured in the series.
In the dramatic conclusion to what critics have declared one of the “best reality shows of the year,” Suehaila Amen makes a life-changing decision that shocks her parents and sends her sister Shadia racing to her defense. Nina Bazzy takes a major leap forward in her plans to open up a nightclub, despite the objections of many Muslims in her community, including her own mother. Nader and Nawal Aoude openly discuss the state of their sex lives after having a baby. And Coach Fouad Zaban’s high school football team faces its most reviled competition.
For a clip about Suehaila’s dilemma, watch “To Leave or Not to Leave”.
For a clip about the Dearborn Football rivalry, watch “Dearborn Divided”.
Television critics and fans are praising “ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM” as one of 2011’s top shows in its genre, after Sunday’s groundbreaking episode exploring the impact of 9/11 on the cast and their families.
“The best new shows of the past 12 months… led us to rediscover places like Dearborn, Michigan, the setting for TLC’s All-American Muslim, which has sparked controversy among those threatened by the idea of Muslims among us,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter’s David Knowles.
“All-American Muslim is a smart, warm, funny and frequently moving television show about regular American families,” said renowned author and publisher Dave Eggers. “It also happens to be real. It also happens to be about Arabs and Muslims. Unlike so many reality shows, this one is decidedly uncontroversial and absolutely mainstream — unless you think the very idea of being an Arab or a Muslim is controversial. Which of course would violate the core American ideas of freedom of thought, faith and expression — which we don’t do here in America. Right? This show is edifying and affirms American values, and deserves to stay on the air.”
“We are extraordinarily proud of All-American Muslim and the discussions it has sparked about a community of Americans that people know very little about,” said Amy Winter, the General Manager of TLC. “This series shows the impact good storytelling can have on issues facing our nation today.”
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