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"Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" Hires and Feeds Those in Need

(L-R: Tim Norman, Miss Robbie) Credit: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Oprah Winfrey Network’s NAACP Image Award-winning hit series, 'Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s' premieres in an all new season starting Saturday, November 19 at 9/8c. The stars of the docu-series and business partners of the infamous brand have been an inspiration in giving back to others having provided second chances to the recently incarcerated by hiring them as restaurant employees and through feeding families in their hometown, St. Louis, Missouri. To put forth efforts in the same giving spirit as we approach the holiday season, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network supported Miss Robbie and Tim in spearheading a Thanksgiving food drive collecting 400 lbs. of non-perishable foods that will be donated to the Los Angeles Food Bank.

On an all-new season, the family experiences a devastating tragedy when they learn of the senseless murder of Miss Robbie’s grandson, Andre, forcing them to reflect on other dark moments from the family’s past. Tim also revisits the prison where he was incarcerated for 10 years, and Miss Robbie joins him “behind the wall” to witness first-hand the shocking reality her son experienced at the young age of 17.

Meanwhile, as Miss Robbie and Tim continue to expand the Sweetie Pie’s brand, they don’t always see eye-to-eye on the best approach. And after 30 years, Miss Robbie revives her music career, this time doing it her way with exciting opportunities on the horizon. As always – amid personal tragedy, legal turmoil, and new ventures – the Sweetie Pie’s family manages to find strength, love, and humor throughout their journey.

Check out the 'Welcome to Sweetie Pie's' LA Press Day video below where Miss. Robbie and Tim answer burning questions, such as expanding their brand, how they are coping with Andre's death and an update on their lawsuit.

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