Two Decades After Crash, Willis Family Gets TV Show

Mar 30, 2015

A promotional photo for Meet The Willis Family - Credit TLC

(Information in the following story is from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://chicago.suntimes.com/)  

A new TV show is set to focus on the grandchildren of a couple who lost six kids in a 1994 van crash linked to the investigation and conviction of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan.  

The Chicago Sun-Times reports the show about the Tennessee-based Willis family will premiere May 5 on TLC.  

The 12 grandchildren, ages 4 to 22, have a band called The Willis Clan and have performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and last summer on NBC's ``America's Got Talent.''  

Their father, Toby Willis, was not in the van when his siblings were killed.  

The new show will follow the family's work on an album that's scheduled to release in May, as well as other aspects of day-to-day life.