First look: Bravo's 'Thicker Than Water' Season 2

theGRIO REPORT - Bravo Media’s bold southern family is spicier than ever as “Thicker Than Water” returns for a second season...

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Bravo’s sassy southern family is back for a second season of their reality TV show, Thicker Than Water.

Last season, the network introduced America to the Tankards, the self-proclaimed “black Brady Bunch.”

This season, the series promises to be spicier than ever.

Ben and Jewel Tankard are back, leading their family with children Brooklyn, Britney, Benji, and Cyrene. Joining the family in the “Tankard Palace” is Ben’s oldest son, Marcus, who returns to Tennessee with his wife, Tish, to a warm welcome from everyone except Britney.

“It’s a Brady Bunch of grown juveniles; they’re grown, but not all are gone,” Tankard joked to theGrio while discussing last season. “But it’s fun. The shows airs some of our family issues and drama on raising a houseful of children, who are now all adults.”

Many of the hot-button issues that are raised on the show reflect common banter that takes place in most households. For Ben and Jewel, almost all of the arguments that ignite teach them new lessons in parenting as they learn to adjust and accept the reality of a constantly growing family.

“In the real world, child rearing only begins at 18,” Tankard said. “We have a lot of family meetings and we talk about a lot of things, though doing the show brought us together. It’s forced us to address things we normally sweep under the rug.”

Tune in for the premiere of Thicker Than Water Season 2, December 21 at 9/8c on Bravo.

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