Oprah's OWN announces six new shows

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.

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  • dave j

    It all sounds dreadful…maybe she can give her friends The Obama’s a slot in her lineup for the 2012 season.

    • vineyarddreams

      Wow. Way to bring the hate…

  • Kat

    Whatever happened to that contest where people voted for everyday people who were pitching shows that they’d like to host on this network? I still want Zach Anner to get his show! That dude was awesome.

    • Mel31602

      The contest was part of a larger reality show on the network. Both Zack and a woman hosting a cooking show were declared winners though it’s unclear when their shows will air

  • Tego Livi

    When is Straightman every gonna get his own show?

  • KC

    Hahahahaha.
    OWN will be PWNED within a couple of years whenever the lackluster ratings kill it.

  • R

    Oh dear. I see Louie Spence is going to be foisted on unsuspecting Americans now, too. We in Britain are already sick of him. You poor, poor people.

  • laviqua nesbitt

    why not make ur cable network more exciting.People love drama and excitement.And if u combine the 2 u have a hit.The world is changing keep up

    • Nona

      People love all kinds of crap… Like the fare we already have on the other networks. Maybe it’s time to stop catering to the masses and create something fresh and unchartered. One more bachelor, big brother, housewives of, bleh, bleh, bleh should be avoided at all costs. Oprah is a savvy business woman. There are millions of viewers eager for intelligent, provocative, and entertaining television that the other networks are ignoring. Hopefully OWN can tap into this niche and set a new standard for the industry. I watch the network and there is much improvement needed . These six new shows sound like a good addition. I know many are dissati

      • Nona

        I know many are dissatisfied with the limited shows and may quickly lose interest. Hopefully viewrship will build as the quantiy and quality of programming improve as I have no doubt it will.

      • Judy Bell

        Well said, I agree completely, if left alone, I have no doubt Oprah will build a top quality network for all of us to enjoy.

  • SHAHRA

    Oprah is a God send,her network is top quailty i think that she need to put her talk show back on the air on her own network her ratings will go up &beyond.,

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