WE TV Is Young At Heart With New Doc-Reality Series, SUNSET DAZE, Premiering Wednesday, April 28 At 10PM ET/PT
This April, Spring Break takes on an entirely new meaning when WE tv pulls back the curtain on a group of outgoing, party-loving, men and women...who are all over 60 years old! Premiering April 28 at 10 PM et/pt with back-to-back episodes, SUNSET DAZE, takes us to Surprise, AZ where the residents of one of the world's largest retirement communities, "Sun City," live lives befitting their town's name.
When you move grandma or grandpa into their retirement community, you might imagine all the fun they're going to have knitting, gardening and drinking punch at the Sunday mixer...well, not in Sun City! This is no village for a sleepy "mature adult." The men and women of SUNSET DAZE haven't slowed down with age - they've sped up! From a lively ex-nun who skydives for fun, to guys who cruise the community in pimped-out golf carts, and a widow ready to break onto the dating scene with the help of her boozy flock of friends; these people are out to truly LIVE the life they have left.
Each episode of SUNSET DAZE, a half-hour 10-part series, explores the day-to-day escapades of nine of Sun City's residents, who are determined to live life to its fullest. We'll see daily happy hours, hot tub mischief and wild nights at the singles clubs. Although these men and women are an upbeat and high-spirited crew, they must also confront the challenges of growing older; such as lost loved ones and loneliness as well as achieving their life's dreams and checking off their bucket lists. Regardless of the new challenges that aging brings them, nothing can break their spirits and they live each day with passion. After all, it isn't how old you are, it's how old you feel.
Anyone, young or old, could learn a lesson or two from the outrageous and lovable SUNSET DAZE crew:
Gail "The Actress" - (70+; Hometown: New York City) This sassy divorcee with her signature bouffant, always dreamt of being a Broadway star. Today, she's a fun and opinionated correspondent for a local television station in Arizona. She also leads a Readers Theater Group and is part of a nightclub Cabaret!
Jack "Mr. Romeo" - (72; Hometown: Baltimore, MD) Single and retired, Jack is the consummate bachelor with dreams of making a comeback into the world of comedy and landing the girl of his dreams.
Ann "The Ex-Nun" - (61; Hometown: Ireland) One would never have guessed this vivacious woman is a former nun who ran a convent in Ireland for over 20 years. Now married, she's finally doing the things she's always wanted to: photography, art and skydiving!
Sandy "Wild Child" - (67; Hometown: Portland, OR) This bombshell blonde is ready to get rid of her B.O.B (Battery Operated Boyfriend) and enter into the dating scene. Sandy lost her husband four years ago and no matter how difficult life gets, her girlfriends are always by her side...especially when it comes time for a "double Pinot Grigio."
Joanne "The Matchmaker" - (63; Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI) Joanne is always the life of the party! Retired and happily married, she feels that everyone should have a mate and she goes out of her way to be the matchmaker of the group. Despite having Multiple Sclerosis, she's an excellent golfer with a great sense of style. She and Sandy get into lots of trouble and nothing can slow her down.
Ron "Big Man on Campus" - (67; Hometown: Columbus, OH) Ron is a mover and shaker determined to make a difference in this community. He has decided to make a name for himself by running for a position on the Board of Directors meeting new residents along the way.
Linda "New Girl in Town"- (65; Hometown: Chicago, IL) Recently retired, Linda is eager to experience things she's never had time to do before. She must become part of this new lively community and wonders if the other ladies will welcome her or think of her as competition. Linda uses her event planner talents to throw parties to meet new friends. Her boyfriend Bruce is hoping to see his gal land on her own two feet in these uncharted waters.
Eileen - (64; Hometown: New York) Eileen has decided to fill her golden years with new challenges and experiences such as competing for the prestigious title of Ms. Senior Arizona. Will the quest for the crown and the recognition that goes along with it be the one challenge this overachiever can't conquer?
Lawanda- (73; Hometown: Flint, MI) Lawanda's husband was recently diagnosed with ALS and Alzheimer's. Confronted with the serious nature of these illnesses, she realizes her time with her husband, who performs in a local rock band, is limited and goes to great lengths to ensure their final days with each other are special. Luwanda is a dancer and uses her dance troupe Grandette's and their events to keep herself active.
Series Producers for SUNSET DAZE are John Miller, Monica Ramone and Sara Capecci; Executive Producer is Craig Borders; VP of Development is Marjorie Levy, VP of Production is Theresa Patiri. SUNSET DAZE is produced for WE tv by Washington Square Films.
Win A Blinged Out Golf Cart Only At WWW.WETV.COM
Sunset Daze Cast Reveals Sexy Senior Secrets
One lucky viewer could win their very own "blinged out" golf cart in our custom cart giveaway. "Trick My Cart" is an interactive feature wherein users can personalize and accessorize their own "ride," add two of the characters from the series and share it with their friends through email, Facebook or Twitter. Also check out wetv.com for exclusive video of your favorite characters from SUNSET DAZE including juicy tidbits on dating and sex after 60.