Upstart cabler Pivot is preparing to premiere Jersey Strong,
which features a two-mom family.
Jersey Strong is a docu-series from the Peabody
Award-winning producers of the critically-acclaimed and
Emmy-nominated Brick City.
On Thursday, Pivot released a teaser for the show, which premieres
Saturday, September 14. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)
The series builds around two families. Jayda and Creep are
raising two young kids while pursuing their careers and following
their dreams. Jayda is a former Blood gang member, while Creep is a
Crip. Their family life is juxtaposed alongside Brooke's life.
Jayda and Brooke are connected by the fact that Brooke, a trial
attorney, once represented Jayda, who now looks to help other women
“I was given a second chance to turn my life around,” Jayda
says in the show's pilot. “My ultimate goal is to have a
non-profit organization to really help the young ladies in Newark.”
Brooke and her fiancee Maggie, who has two college-aged children
from a previous relationship, live and work together.
“Right now I'm still like figuring it all out. Like [I'm]
sometimes curious how the kids really see me,” Brooke says. “I
battle with what my role really is.”
We don't see Jayda and Brooke together until the pilot's final
“Give me some love,” Jayda says as the women share a hug.