Sly Stallone Is Reality-TV 'Family' Man On Paramount

Sylvester Stallone’s new reality show revolving around his wife, daughter and California home life may have come about as a contract add-on when he made his deal to star in the mob drama “Tulsa King” on Paramount+.

Sly move, right? Under this scenario, which the TV Blog has no way of confirming, the star likely made Paramount an offer they could not refuse, to wit: You’ll get me to star in your show, practically assuring its success, if you throw in a reality docuseries for my family.

The deal was a win-win. “Tulsa King,” which premiered last November, is a triumph for Paramount+ and Sly got his family show.

And so, “The Family Stallone” was born. The show, consisting of eight half-hour episodes, starts streaming Wednesday on Paramount+.



The show starts just as Stallone, 76, is finishing up six months of on-location shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for “Tulsa King.”

He tells us he has not seen his family in quite a long time, giving the impression that the time span is the full six months that he has been in Tulsa. 

However, the TV Blog guesses he might have gone home more than a few times in that period. After all, Sly can fly home for the weekend at full fare whenever he wants to.

In the first episode of “The Family Stallone,” shooting wraps and Stallone goes home to be reunited with wife Jennifer, with whom he has been married for 35 years, and daughters (in order of age) Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet. The whole family is pictured above.

All the Stallone women are tall and well-dressed in that way that is common to unscripted series ranging from “The Kardashians” (the family’s current show on Hulu) to the “Real Housewives” shows on Bravo.

They seem like a nice, tight-knit family. Jennifer is described in a press release as “a savvy businesswoman and co-owner of the wellness brand Serious Skin Care.” 

Sophia hosts a podcast with sister Sistine called “Unwaxed” and “is still finding her path in life and focusing on her passions.”

Sistine is “an actress and model” who is “embarking on a new journey as a filmmaker and is currently in development on her first feature film.”

Scarlet wants to be an actress. She appeared in “Tulsa King.”

In one of the first scenes of the Stallone family home life, the gals are talking about Dad’s imminent arrival home, and the excitement they are feeling. Then all of a sudden, one of their small dogs breaks wind and everybody laughs.

On the home front, we see Sly meeting some friends for lunch out on a sun-splashed sidewalk outside a pizza joint.

Among these pals are Sly’s brother, Frank Stallone, and Dolph Lundgren, co-star of “Rocky IV” who became a lifelong friend.

This al fresco dining scene is reminiscent -- perhaps purposely so -- of the famous scenes in the “Sopranos” in which Paulie Walnuts would sun himself with a tanning reflector on the sidewalk outside of Satriale’s Pork Store.

No one does that here, but a famed gangster actor soon joins the group -- none other than Michael Corleone himself, Al Pacino, 83. 

Before long, the show moves into another storyline as the Stallone women plan a festive birthday dinner for dad. 

This includes the baking of a cake that is a mess, and a shopping excursion to a cigar store, where two of the daughters sample some of the wares. 

Then the dinner is held at a fancy restaurant. Among the guests are Frank Stallone and Dolph Lundgren, but Al Pacino is nowhere to be seen.

“The Family Stallone” starts streaming on Wednesday (May 17) on Paramount+. 

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