Oprah Winfrey’s cable network OWN is announcing six new shows to advertisers at its first upfront presentation. The network has struggled to gain ratings traction since it launched in January, though the channel is renewing four of its programs. The new titles, along with official descriptions:
– Confronting: “This provocative series documents the powerful and sometimes painful mediation process in which victim and offender come together in the hopes of achieving closure.”
– I Owe You My Life: “This series will delve into the dramatic stories of everyday people from every corner of the world who take risky, even death-defying actions to protect others and right wrongs.”
– Louie Spence Dance Project: Docu-soap about a “world-renowned choreographer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the business.”
– My Mom and Me: “Examines unusual mom-daughter relationships in which ‘normal boundaries’ are challenged; series features mothers and daughters opening up about their atypical relationships.”
– Sweetie Pies: Docu-series about Robbie Montgomery, “a 1960s backup singer and former Ikette, who opens a soul food restaurant.”
– Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal: “Features couples that have suffered and survived infidelity in their marriages.”
Plus the network renewed Our America with Lisa Ling, Oprah’s All Stars, Enough Already! With Peter Walsh, In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman and Oprah Presents Master Class.