Gabby Douglas and Family Get Their Own Oxygen Reality Show
She’s won over the heart of America by taking home the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but now Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas is taking us on her journey as she — and her family — prepare for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. How’s she doing that, you ask? With a reality series on Oxygen, of course!
Just yesterday the network announced their slate of new and returning series for the upcoming TV calendar and we were surprised to see one focusing in on one of America’s brightest stars in the gymnast world. The working title for Gabby’s show, of which she is an executive producer, is Douglas Family Gold and it will focus on the young athlete — who is just 19 years old — as she works hard to get ready for her next shot at the gold.
“The bi-coastal Douglas family shuttles between California and Ohio to support Gabby’s training regimen while also juggling their own lives,” the official description for the show reads, introducing us to Gabby’s family. “Her brother John is the family’s second Olympic hopeful in track and field, while devoted sisters Arie and Joy are eager to blaze their own paths. ‘Momager’ Natalie keeps this tight-knit family in-check, knowing regardless of what happens, ‘Team Douglas’ has already won gold.”
For those of you who are a bit fuzzy on the happenings of Gabby’s first time at the Olympics, she and the rest of the “Fierce Five” — composed of Gabby, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber — won first place in the team all-around competition. Gabby herself went on to make history by winning gold in the individual all-around — the first time a woman of color had done so.