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Greenlit: Gypsy Sisters, TLC

Gypsy Sisters (6 x 60′) –  This series is set in the thriving Gypsy community in West Virginia an looks at life in the Stanley family, a loud and proud clan that was first introduced in the series My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. This series follows the four women who lead this outrageous family with their own set of rules, and where everything is taken to the extreme, including their fights and their love for each other.

Martinsburg, West Virginia is a hotbed of Gypsy culture and intrigue.  With their husbands constantly on the road for work, the women are expected to stay home, cook, clean, and raise the children.  When they’re not busy doing household chores and working to look their best, they keep themselves entertained by involving themselves in each others lives – whether they’re welcomed or not.

Nettie Stanley is the outspoken matriarch of the Stanley clan, and she wields gossip like a weapon against her enemies.  When she’s not stirring up drama and inserting herself into the lives of her nine children, she’s contending with her rambunctious younger sister Mellie, the self-proclaimed black sheep of the family.  Mellie’s job as a stripper, as well as her proclivity for drinking, swearing, and getting into fist fights has made her the talk of the town, and Nettie feels that Mellie has brought shame on the family name.

Meanwhile, Nettie’s cousin Kayla strives to be the perfect gypsy wife and mother, but the demanding roles often prove easier said than done.  Kayla and her traditional Gypsy husband Richard continually butt heads when it comes to raising their teenage daughter, Danielle.  Kayla wants to let Danielle date whomever she pleases, but Richard is insistent on Danielle marrying a proper Gypsy boy.  Kayla’s life is further complicated when her brother Gus and sister-in-law Laura move in with them.  Kayla worries that eleven people living under one roof is a recipe for disaster!

When Mellie’s ex-boyfriend, Robbie – the love of her life – returns to town, he unwittingly turns her wild and carefree world upside down and forces Mellie to reevaluate the direction her life is headed.  And, just as Mellie opens herself up to the possibility of love and marriage, her ex-con mother, Lottie Mae, gets released from prison, unleashing a hornet’s nest of fighting and fury for everyone in the Stanley family.

TLC.com: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/gypsy-sisters

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyBigFatAmericanGypsyWedding

Twitter: hashtag #GypsySisters

Channel: TLC

Producer: Firecracker Films

TX: 1oth February 2013

Source: TLC press release

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