Latoya Jackson Reality Show, OWN is giving LaToya Jackson a reality show. The network, which has struggled with a lineup that features mainly inspirational programming, is borrowing a page from other cable networks that have turned to following the day-to-day exploits of the famous and those famous for being related to the famous.
“Life With LaToya” is one of three new series OWN announced Thursday. The others are “The Customer Is Always Right” and “Neighborvention.”
Oprah Winfrey also announced that she has lined up interviews with Jennifer Hudson, Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Colbert and Bette Midler.
More to come. Here’s the release:
Los Angeles, CA – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today new series and returning favorites coming to the network this fall along with three new series for 2013, including “Life with La Toya” a candid look inside the life of the outspoken Jackson sibling, “The Customer is Always Right” a high-stakes experiment with customers as the boss, and “Neighborvention” where communities unite to help neighbors in crisis.
“We’ve laid the ground work at OWN with Oprah’s popular series and now it’s time to build on that success with these brand new shows,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN. “Our viewers want to be entertained, to laugh and to have an ‘aha’ moment,” added Sheri Salata, president, OWN. “We are confident our new programming is delivering on that promise, infusing the core values of the Oprah brand into everything we put on the air.”
OWN’s fall lineup includes all-new episodes of Oprah’s popular series “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” two “Oprah’s Lifeclass” special episodes in September and the return of the network’s family docu-series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” In addition, new series will debut including “Iyanla, Fix My Life,” “TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments” and “Oprah: Where Are They Now?”
“Oprah’s Next Chapter” (Sundays at 9 p.m.) will feature in-depth interviews with comedian Stephen Colbert from his hometown in Charleston, South Carolina, the legendary and larger-than-life Bette Midler at her home in New York City, singer/actress Jennifer Hudson in an intimate conversation about her life today, and actorKelsey Grammer and his wife Kayte as they discuss their new marriage and parenthood.
Counting down the most famous and memorable moments from the 25-year history of the “Oprah” show, “TV Guide Magazine’s Top 25 Oprah Show Moments” premieres Tuesday, Aug. 28 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) and will air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. throughout its run.
OWN and Oprah are deeply engaging audiences on-air and online with “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” a true multi-platform experience which features Oprah taking the stage as teacher sharing advice and engaging in inspiring conversations with millions of fans from over 200 countries worldwide. The series will premiere two special fall episodes Sunday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 23 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT).
The OWN original series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” returns Saturday, Sept. 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT). The homegrown success consistently ranked in the Top 20 among all cable shows in its time period during its spring run. Immediately following“Sweetie Pie’s” is a new original series from the inspirational Iyanla Vanzant who draws from her personal experiences and struggles to help others in “Iyanla, Fix My Life” premiering Saturday, Sept.