or


[06/10/13 - 01:34 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Orders Additional Episodes of Its Popular Saturday Night Original Series
They'll be back with six, 10 and 12 new episodes, respectively.

[via press release from OWN]

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK ORDERS ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF ITS POPULAR SATURDAY NIGHT ORIGINAL SERIES

Series Include "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Raising Whitley" and "Life with La Toya"

Los Angeles - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it has ordered additional episodes of its popular Saturday night original series "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Raising Whitley" and "Life with LaToya."

"Iyanla: Fix My Life," currently in its second season, will return to the network's Saturday night lineup with six all-new episodes beginning Saturday, July 20 at 9 p.m. The network has ordered 10 additional episodes of "Raising Whitley" (Saturdays at 9 p.m.) and 12 new episodes of "Life with La Toya" (Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.). The new episodes will air in early 2014.

"We have seen tremendous ratings growth this year and much of that success is attributed to the performance of our Saturday night series," said Erik Logan, president, OWN. "Our audience has truly embraced these shows and the stories told every week."

"These series have been instrumental in our efforts to build a lineup of programs that appeal to viewers across multiple genres," said Sheri Salata, president, OWN. "The new episodes will continue to deliver insight, laughter, inspiration and entertainment for our expanding audience."

For the month of May, "Iyanla: Fix My Life," "Raising Whitley" and "Life with La Toya" were Saturday night's top three original series (non-sports) in all of television among African American women, propelling OWN to rank as the #1 ad-supported cable network (non-sports) on Saturday night for African American women 25-54.

Series descriptions follow:

"Iyanla: Fix My Life" (New Episodes Begin Saturday, July 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT)

"Iyanla: Fix My Life" returns to OWN this summer with six all-new episodes. In the popular self-help series, bestselling author, life coach, minister and television host Iyanla Vanzant goes behind closed doors and deep inside the most private parts of people's lives to uncover what is making them sad, angry, depressed or feeling unfulfilled. Through emotional heart-to-heart conversations and often a dose of tough-love, Iyanla helps individuals confront what is not working in their lives and take the necessary steps to fix what is broken. In the first new episode, Iyanla travels to Atlanta, Georgia to help mend the volatile relationship between R&B recording artist and reality TV star Syleena Johnson and her mother. In later episodes, Iyanla assists a family torn apart by infidelity; comes to the rescue of a couple on the verge of divorce after losing their home and business; and delves into the real story behind a mother behaving badly. The series is produced by Harpo Studios and executive produced by Jill Van Lokeren and Jon Sinclair.

"Raising Whitley" (Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT; finale airs June 15)

"Raising Whitley" is a humorous and poignant docu-series following actress and comedienne Kym Whitley and her riotous collective of friends - whom she calls "The Village" - as they attempt to do something none of them has ever done before: raise a baby...together. When Kym signed up to mentor a troubled young girl, she never imagined she'd get a call from the hospital saying, "Your baby is ready." After learning that her mentee exited the maternity ward leaving only Kym's contact information, Kym experienced a cataclysmic moment. With less than an hour to make a life-changing decision - and to do a lifetime of soul-searching - Kym chose to become a mother. The Village banded together to help Kym bring up baby Joshua the best they know how, but sometimes it's hard to tell who is more mature - Joshua or the adults tasked with raising him. "Raising Whitley" is produced by Pilgrim Studios and executive produced by Craig Piligian, Melodie Calvert and Kym Whitley.

"Life With La Toya" (Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT; finale airs June 22)

"Life With La Toya" takes viewers inside the outrageous world of La Toya Jackson-the wild card of one of showbiz's most famous families-as she tackles love, career and maybe even parenthood, all on her own unpredictable terms. The reality series gets up close and personal as La Toya hunts for a new house, builds new business ventures, contemplates starting a family and perhaps the biggest of all --- jumps into the dating pool for the first time, ever. On board for her new adventures are La Toya's devoted business partner Jeffré, her legendary mom and dad, a pair of meddlesome matchmakers, a magician, a lovelorn lifeguard and La Toya's lifelong best gal-pal Kathy Hilton (yes, Paris's mom). La Toya also opens up about her tumultuous past darkened by an abusive ex-husband, the death of her brother and family feuds. "Life With La Toya" is produced by World of Wonder Productions and executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and Jeremy Simmons with Ja-Tail Television and executive producers La Toya Jackson and Jeffré Phillips.

About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.

Follow on Twitter @OWNTV





  [june 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE (OWN)
· LIFE WITH LA TOYA (OWN)
· RAISING WHITLEY (OWN)





[07/22/14 - 01:49 PM]
Hide the Donuts! FXX Is Bringing Homer Simpson's Dome to Comic-Con
Starting in August, FXX will become the cable network home for all seasons of "The Simpsons," excluding seasons airing in their first run on FOX.

[07/22/14 - 01:47 PM]
HGTV Still Tops on Sundays - "Flipping the Block" One of HGTV's "Best Series Premieres Ever"
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Velocity's Hit Car Restoration Series "FantomWorks" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 27 at 9 and 10 PM ET/PT
Dan Short and his team kick-off Velocity's week-long summer programming event "Dream Car Week" with all-new back-to-back episodes from season two.

[07/22/14 - 12:10 PM]
Virtual Reality Meets Middle Earth - And The Muppets (!) at Warner Bros.' Star-Packed Booth for Comic-Con 2014
Plus: from Thursday through Sunday, a cavalcade of talent will be signing for fans at the Warner Bros. booth.

[07/22/14 - 12:04 PM]
Spike TV's "Comic-Con All Access" to Be Programmed and Controlled by Fans Via Social Media
Additionally, Spike will celebrate the industries "Game Changer of the Year," as voted by the fans.

[07/22/14 - 11:34 AM]
Adult Swim Once Again Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:20 AM]
TNT Wins Fourth Week in a Row, with "Major Crimes," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "The Last Ship" Leading the Pack
TNT spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:16 AM]
Hilarious Roastmaster Jeff Ross Mentors Comics to Roast Famed Funnyman Gilbert Gottfried on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Thursday, July 24
The result is a no-holds barred, hilarious night of comedy at the Avalon Ballroom in Hollywood, where the comics roast not only Gottfried, but also each other.

[07/22/14 - 11:13 AM]
Premiere of New American Heroes Channel Series "Gunslingers" Breaks Network Record for P2+ and HH Delivery
American Heroes Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 11:12 AM]
HBO Confirms Sept. 20 Debut for "On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z"
Featuring the superstars in their first collaborative tour - and their first HBO concert event - the special will tape September 12 and 13 at Stade de France in Paris.

[07/22/14 - 10:32 AM]
PBS Arts Fall Festival 2014 Kicks Off September 26
Entering its fourth season, the PBS Arts Fall Festival has become a Friday night fall tradition, reaching more than 33 million viewers since its conception in 2011.

[07/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
PBS and BBC Worldwide North America Sign Deal to Bring Fourth Season of "Call the Midwife" to U.S.
Look for a special holiday episode on Sunday, December 28 followed by season four on Sunday, March 29.

[07/22/14 - 10:30 AM]
PBS Announces New Series: "The Brain with Dr. David Eagleman"
The show will premiere in 2015 as part of the PBS "Think Wednesday" lineup of science and nature programming.

[07/22/14 - 10:29 AM]
New PBS Documentary Reveals the Untold Story of the U.S. Navy SEALs
The two-hour special premiers on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/22/14 - 10:28 AM]
PBS and "American Experience" Announce "Walt Disney" to Premiere Fall 2015
The film features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and includes interviews with animators and artists who worked with him.