"There's no negativity, women tearing each other down," Ramone said.
"We want to lift people." In television history, only one show featuring seniors has managed to successfully draw a wide-ranging audience, even in syndication.
"If 'Sunset Daze' can pull that off, then it's got a chance." The cable network, overshadowed by rivals Lifetime and Oxygen, is aimed at 35-and-older women, but hopes to grab a younger audience with the reality series.
Successful or not, cast members Avard, Miracle-Jones and Leibowitz ask viewers of all ages to look beyond the hype and take away one lesson from the show: Live your life fully, regardless of age.
"Retirement is not the end of life," Leibowitz said.
A cast of senior citizens from Surprise will make their reality-show debut tonight on "Sunset Daze," where drinks are pouring and hot tubs are bubbling.
WE tv, the cable network airing the show, is gambling on an experimental premise.