Lights, camera, action! The Ball family's reality TV show premieres this fall

Lavar Ball and La Melo Ball look on from the audience during week eight of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Staples Center

LaVar Ball and his three basketball sons continue to be media darlings.

Ball in the Family, one of the first original series to be announced as part of Facebook's new platform for episodic television, Watch, has received a premiere date. Naturally it shows the training that goes into becoming a star, and the family's interactions - but also highlights Lonzo's adaptation to the National Basketball Association and his bad game to start his Lakers' career in the Summer League. New episodes will be available on Sundays beginning September 10.

Bunim/Murray productions, the production company responsible for MTV's "The Real World" and E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", is taking on the Lakers great hope for the future.

"We wanted to give our fans an unfiltered look into our lives and show them a side of us that isn't typically seen", LaVar Ball said in a statement to Variety.


"Airing this show on Facebook has enabled us to push the conventions of reality in a way we think will really drive community engagement", said Julie Pizzi, co-president of entertainment and development at Bunim/Murray Productions. "Ball in the Family" also covers the rehabilitation of Tina Ball, LaVar's wife, as she recovers from a stroke.

Ball managed to score a deal with Facebook back in June that would allow him to produce a reality show called Ball in the Family.

Lonzo Ball is a rookie guard on the Los Angeles Lakers who's getting the chance to play near his hometown and family after being selected as the No. 2 overall draft pick.

The 10-episode series, "Ball In the Family", debuts Thursday and also features much less serious topics - like Lonzo's relationship with his girlfriend and LaMelo's youth basketball career.

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