Shannon & Sophie - UP Original Series

Premiere: Thursday, April 16 at 9:00 p.m. EDT  (2-episode debut)

Born into Rock and Roll royalty, raised in Hollywood and introduced to American TV viewers when she was 11, straight-laced Sophie is Shannon’s loving daughter, best friend, and polar opposite.  Sophie doesn’t drink, has her own children’s advocacy charity (Sophie’s Place, centered in Surrey, British Columbia), and is diligently pursuing her acting and music ambitions after college.  And as she turns 21, Sophie resolves to blaze her own trail, starting with finding her own home.  Shannon can’t help but follow Sophie, hoping to ensure that her daughter’s path not only leads in the right direction but is wide enough for two.

Eventually out from under her parent’s roof, but not their shadows, Sophie works on establishing her own voice.  A path that takes her this season from LA to Nashville to sing with The Tenors, to New York to shoot a blog with Cosmo, and to Vancouver to sing the anthem in front of a packed stadium of football fans.  Along for the ride, Shannon walks the fine line between meddling mother and supportive best friend.  Shannon is grappling with being an empty nester and not really dealing with it.  Still, she’s is not done living her own life.  While in an ever-constant, constantly changing, hilarious battle of wills with her husband, Shannon takes on everything from dog adoption fairs to charity events. Together Shannon & Sophie share in each new experience with equal parts enthusiasm, and sarcastic commentary.  They may be embarking on entirely different phases of their lives but both mother and daughter are constantly teaching and learning - by each other’s sides, and in each other's faces.

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