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Wayne Brady Opens Up in Free-Looking Reality Series — Watch the Trailer

Wayne Brady Opens Up in Free-Looking Reality Series — Watch the Trailer

Wayne Brady opens up about his somewhat unconventional lifestyle in his upcoming reality series Wayne Brady: The Family Remix.

“I’ll be honest, it’s weird,” the actor says of the family dynamic — which includes his daughter Maile, his ex-wife and business partner Mandie Taketa, and Taketa’s life partner Jason Michael Fordham — in the new trailer for the Freeform series, embedded above.

Brady also says in the trailer that this whole reality series is a new venture for him, because he feels like he’s never really let the audience get to know the man behind the on-camera persona. One of the pivotal moments teased in the trailer is Brady’s coming out as pansexual.

During a panel for the series at the Disney Television Critics’ Association event on Wednesday, Brady mused about the idea of ​​finally letting the cameras see his true self behind the scenes of his life.

“You could show the world whoever you wanted on Instagram or TikTok … the reality show, it was my weird way of holding myself accountable and making myself do (be honest),” he said. “So when I was coming out, or when we were sharing different things that you’re going to see on the show, I could always just have my phone on TikTok and be like everybody else. ‘Hey, everybody. Great day. I’m chilling in Malibu.’ And you turn the camera off and start crying. Versus, when the cameras were on, they were really capturing what was happening and we couldn’t stop it.”

Brady is also a producer on the series, so as one reporter rightly pointed out, he could still make some decisions about the final edits of an episode that could be misleading to viewers. However, he insists that “we went in with an intention.”

“We said, ‘If we’re going to tell the story, if we’re going to represent this family and people like us, we have to see it through and see what happens — even if it’s hard.’”

Wayne Brady: The Family Remix is a Fremantle and A Wayne & Mandie Creative production. It premieres on Freeform on July 24.