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Branson Famous

Branson Famous

Photo Credit:  Mark Hill / truTV
  • Premiered: 
    December 29, 2014
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  • Network: truTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Musical
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Plot Synopsis

Billed by truTV as television's first-ever reality musical, BRANSON FAMOUS is a half-hour series that centers on the Mabe family, stars of the longest-running variety show in Branson, MO. Struggling to save their 55-year-old variety show as it slips into financial decline, the Mabe family takes their landmark legacy, The Baldknobbers Jamboree, very seriously. The premiere episode finds the Mabe family auditioning new, youthful singers to help modernize their act, but the tryouts crescendo into drama-packed disputes, as Brandon Mabe and his crafty girlfriend, Megan, attempt to take over the family business from his unrelenting father, Tim, and tough-as-nails mother, Patty. Tim is the patriarch of the Mabe family and the producer of the Baldknobbers show. On stage, he is the comic relief, portraying the show's signature character, "Droopy Drawers." Tim has been on the Baldknobber stage for over 30 years, just slightly less time than he's been married to Patty, who performs on stage, selects all of the wardrobe for the show, and runs the family's motel and restaurant. Although her husband, Tim, is the producer of the show, Patty runs the family, and she has made no qualms about voicing her disdain for Megan, Brandon's girlfriend. Brandon has been on stage with the Baldknobbers since he was 22. Now at 31, he's entrenched in the family business more than ever. He is next in line to be the creative force of the show, and girlfriend Megan wants to help him get it. Megan moved to Branson from a small town in Iowa to pursue her dream of singing and is now a lead vocalist for the Baldknobbers. She and Brandon Mabe fell in love performing duets on stage, and both divorced their respective spouses so they could be together off-stage as well. Tim and Patty's other family members include: Breezy, their only daughter, who is the only Mabe family member not on stage and has been relegated to the role of gift shop manager at the theater while she works on singing lessons to prove her mettle; Denton, a third generation Mabe and the son of Renee and the late Dennis Mabe, whose grandmother sold out her share of the family business in the 2000s; and Brent, who is Tim's cousin and serves as the bass guitarist and band director for the Baldknobbers.
On Monday, March 16, 2015 at 11pm ET/PT, truTV premiered the season finale of BRANSON FAMOUS. In the season ender, "And the Winner Is...," Patty has a meltdown on stage at the Terry Awards and Brandon and Megan face a decision that could end the Baldknobbers.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Road to Awe Entertainment


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