‘Chewbacca mom’ gets her own TLC digital shows, because of course

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“Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne is riding her viral fame into the holidays.

Starting Monday Dec. 19, the woman behind one of the most popular Facebook Live videos ever will star in two digital shows for TLCme, TLC’s digital destination.

“Since becoming Chewbacca mom, life has gotten a bit crazy,” Payne says in a short promo video uploaded to TLCme’s website. “It’s about to get even more fun.”

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She will have two shows. The first show — called 2 Truths & A Lie with Candace — will feature the mom telling three elaborate stories, and then fans will be invited to guess which one is a lie in the Facebook comments of the post. The following day, Payne will host a Facebook Live session to reveal the truths and the lie. 

In the second series, Sing-a-long with Candace, Payne will perform an original song each episode using lyrics that are crowdsourced by her fans on social.

Payne has had a better 2016 than most people. 

Her Facebook Live video, featuring her reaction post-Star Wars wookie mask purchase, led to her getting to meet J. J. Abrams, visiting Lucasfilm HQ and receiving a college scholarship for her and her children. 

“We are thrilled to have Candace join the TLCme family. Her fun personality and endless creativity is exactly what the brand is all about,” Scott Lewers SVP of Multiplatform Programming & Digital Media at TLC, said in a statement. “We hope that by teaming up to create original content, we’re able to share Candace’s infectious energy, encourage conversation and be a bright spot in people’s news feeds.”

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