May 29, 2019
Recently, my family of four went
on the biggest adventure that we have ever been on. We filmed a
television show. I know other families have done this. They've done
it longer than us, and they've done it better than us. For us, this
was a pretty big deal. From the moment the first crew member showed
up at our home, we felt like we were embarking on a
I couldn't imagine three other
people who I'd rather be on this journey with than David, Remy, and
Rocco. On day four, I heard them refer to us as the Core Four. It
felt like the four of us were embarking on an adventure that very
few people would ever go on. I don’t think I’ve ever felt closer to
my Core Four than I did during that time. Today’s episode is all
about the Core Four and our adventure.
- [05:10] Melissa starting doing
videos about three or four years ago. We've had a ton of content.
It's funny, relatable, and real. Then Melissa's book came out. A
production company reached out to us about three years
- [06:35] They pitched to
networks and USA was interested. This show came about because of
all of the other stuff that Melissa was doing. We prayed about it
and this was a door that stayed open.
- [07:35] The producers loved
Melissa's POV or point of view. It's one that people can identify
with. We seemed relatable, because we are.
- [10:11] David encouraged
Melissa to do the videos and to reply to the emails from the
- [10:34] We said yes to the
show, because they liked our point of view and then didn't want us
to be any different than we are.
- [11:13] The mantra for our
family is to just go ahead and be courageous.
- [12:03] We had a real positive
feeling about opening things up for other people who feel the same
way that we do. Plus, we have a great core four and extended family
- [12:47] The Radkes premieres on
June 4th on the USA Network on Tuesday nights 9:30 Central. The
first three episodes will also be on Hulu, YouTube, and watchback.
You'll also be able to find it on other streaming platforms that
carry the USA Network.
- [15:27] The first episode will
be released commercial free tonight on Facebook, Instagram or IGTV,
- [20:58] It's hard to launch a
show even if you do have name recognition. The network is trying to
get the word out, so please share and enjoy our show. If you want
good family-friendly entertainment it's being provided for
- [23:55] Our show is an
unscripted family sitcom. There are real life family situations,
but they are edited to be pretty fast-paced.
- [25:28] Remy and Rocco share
their opinion on what they think the rest of the family feels about
- [25:50] We also discuss the
impact of the show on Lufkin. It looks great in the
- [30:08] Remy and Rocco share
who their core four friends are, and they can't wait for the show
to come out.
- [31:25] Every Wednesday for the
next six weeks we are going to release an after the show
- [32:34] Record episodes or
season pass and watch it live or the recording in the first three
days to help with the ratings.
- [33:14] For us, this isn't just
about getting our name out there, we really want to provide some
family entertainment where people can sit down and escape and just
- [34:01] Melissa sometimes loses
herself watching TV. She hopes people identify with this show and
the core four, so that they feel less alone.
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