Facebook Watch, social media giant’s ad-supported streaming video platform, is launching a reality series featuring Nascar driver Angela Ruch and her unconventional family. Premiering Feb. 4, “The Ruch Life” is an eight-part, unfiltered docuseries featuring Ruch, and her sometimes outrageous and often hilarious husband, Mike.
The series chronicles the day-to-day lives of the Ruch household as they go through highs and lows, triumphs and challenges. From extravagant vacations to family feuding and the adversities and abundance of the adoption process, chaos ensues as Angela’s agent and manager pull her in the opposite direction from her husband, while housekeeper, “Berta,” has her hands full trying to keep up, the series ties in a number of cast members that make up the wild life with the Ruchs.
“Although unique and eccentric in their own way, ‘The Ruchs’ are that family who have that one member everyone can relate to,” O Lee Solomon III, co-executive producer, said in a statement. “This series is a fun, fresh way for us to add to the diverse lineup of Facebook Watch.”
Executive Producer Jason Sciavicco (creator and showrunner for MTV’s “Two-a-Days,” Esquire’s “Friday Night Tykes,” Showtime’s “A Season With” and Facbook’s “Inside the Madness”) has been a longtime advocate for the show.
“I met the Ruchs years ago and was immediately struck by how wild yet loveable they were,” he said. “Since that day, I knew I had to make this show happen and am thrilled for audiences to meet the family I fell for years ago.”
“The Ruch Life” schedule on Facebook Watch:
Episode 1 Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 8am EST
Episode 2 Thursday, Feb. 6 at 8am EST
Episode 3 Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8am EST
Episode 4 Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 8am EST
Episode 5 Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8am EST
Episode 6 Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 8am EST
Episode 7 Thursday, Feb. 20 at 8am EST
Episode 8 Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8am EST