The Peete family has returned to TV screens and this season you witness a family transition as well as the family being active in the various tragedies involving young black men and police.
Recently with police-related shootings at an all-time-high of un-armed African American males for Holly and Rodney, their focus is now on protecting their three sons, one of whom is autistic and is in the process of getting a license.
In a revealing new season, Holly and Rodney find themselves balancing it all amongst troubling headlines highlighting escalating police relations, and deep fears of raising sons Robinson, Roman and RJ in the current climate surface. While RJ, navigating life with autism, was once told by doctors that he would never talk, he is now working, trying to get his driver’s permit, and even thinking about moving out some day, prompting the family to explore ways to de-escalate police encounters involving the special needs community with the help of Charles Kinsey, the caretaker of a teenage boy with autism who was shot during an encounter with police.
In addition to helping RJ transition from high school into his first job with the Los Angeles Dodgers, they travel to New York to tearfully send daughter Ryan off to college at New York University. With the help of a very opinionated Dolores, Holly and Rodney also prepare to homeschool their two younger sons Robinson and Roman as they continue to tackle the surprises of raising teens. Whether they’re advocating for autism awareness, Parkinson’s disease or positive social change through the HollyRod Foundation, navigating the trials of raising kids in today’s world, or just trying to keep their marriage sexy and successful, there’s always something dramatic happening behind the scenes at the Peete’s.
Catch the new season of For Peete’s Sake on OWN on Saturday, February 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.