Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Adds Six New Original Series

by Myeisha Essex

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2012 was a great year for the Oprah Winfrey Network. OWN, which once suffered from low ratings and management shake-ups, reached double-digit gains and soared with 11 months of consecutive ratings growth.

The 2013 season looks just as bright for OWN. Over the weekend, the network revealed six new original series to its lineup.

The shows include Raising Whitley, a reality series centered around the life of actress and comedienne Kym Whitley; Blackboard Wars, a docu-series about the transformation of New Orleans’ John McDonogh High School; Dogfellas, a show following dog groomer James “Head” Guiliani and Golden Sisters, a reality show starring real-life golden girls Mary, Josie & Teresa.

The lineup also includes two scripted series from OWN’s joint venture with Tyler Perry. The Have and the Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor are both scheduled to air on May 29th.

The network has yet to release premiere dates for its new reality series, but until then, Oprah fans can look forward to seeing some familiar faces on her other hit shows.

Oprahs’ Master Class is scheduled to return with appearances from Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Diahann Carroll and Berry Gordy. Oprah’s Next Chapter is set to star Cissy Houston and LL Cool J in upcoming episodes, and in March, Oprah: Where Are They Now? will show the whereabouts of former The Oprah Winfrey Show guests Bow Wow, Omarosa and Dennis Rodman.

There’s no stopping this woman!

  • dee

    I’m happy that the networks growing. I’ll definitely be watching the Kym Whitley show she always makes me laugh.

  • dirtychai

    Cool. I like watching her venture evolve.

  • Break the Cycle

    Can I just say that the thought of a real life Golden Girls is so exciting to me! I used to love that show. Im interested to see how it will translate to “reality” tv.

  • rayne

    It’s “centered on,” not “centered around”

  • http://clutchmagazine blcknnblvuu

    Watching OPrah on tv make me uncomfortable, feel like I’m at church.

  • RenJennM

    That Golden Sisters show is hilarious! Definitely worth watching.

  • kelly

    she should of picked up Harwthorn

  • kaybee

    Oprah and her team has really turned this network around. I’m especially happy to see some blk faces..can’t forget about our own.

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