SEASON(S): 1 (8 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from TV One's press release, August 2012) Beginning Wednesday, September 26 at 9 PM ET, TV One will introduce Save My Son, a powerful new documentary series, that will delve into the gripping tales of families struggling to save their sons who have fallen victim to bad influences and wrong choices. Hosted by renowned educator Dr. Steve Perry, Save My Son is intended to shed light on an all too familiar story within the African American community across a broad spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds. Dr. Perry will venture into these young men's communities and give viewers a real, unfiltered look into their daily lives and struggles. Each episode will tell the story of a different young man and the dangerous activities and/or behaviors that threaten to derail a promising young life, from drug use to gang involvement to truancy to robbery. Along with Dr. Perry, in each episode a celebrity mentor will offer inspiration, support and insight into what choosing a different path can mean, and help these young men fight their darkest demons. Each episode also features an intervention with Dr. Perry and loved ones of the troubled youth. They work together to design the best possible plan of action to get the young man in crisis back on track. Celebrity mentors include radio personality, comedian, actor, and author Steve Harvey; former NBA players Jalen Rose and Derek Anderson; American Idol winner and R&B artist, Ruben Studdard and actor Pooch Hall. Also making a guest appearance is, author, inspirational speaker and television personality Iyanla Vanzant, among others.