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Watch Previews Of New OWN Docu-Series ‘Raising Whitley’ & ‘Life With La Toya’

Watch Previews Of New OWN Docu-Series 'Raising Whitley' & 'Life With La Toya'

Announced yesterday, OWN’s new Saturday night programming lineup, which will begin in
April, includes the return of the original series Iyanla: Fix My Life and two new original docu-series
premieres, Life With La Toya starring La Toya Jackson, and Raising
Whitley
starring actress and comedienne Kym Whitley.

Life With La Toya premieres Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, and is described as follows:

“Life
With La Toya” takes viewers inside the outrageous world of La Toya
Jackson – the wild card of one of showbiz’s most famous families – as
she tackles love, career and maybe even parenthood, all on her own
unpredictable terms. The new reality series gets up close and personal
as La Toya hunts for a new house, builds new business ventures,
contemplates starting a family and perhaps the biggest of all — jumps
into the dating pool for the first time, ever. On board for her new
adventures are La Toya’s devoted business partner Jeffré, her legendary
mom and dad, a pair of meddlesome matchmakers, a magician, a lovelorn
lifeguard and La Toya’s lifelong best gal-pal Kathy Hilton (yes, Paris’
mom). La Toya also opens up about her tumultuous past darkened by an
abusive ex-husband, the death of her brother and family feuds.

Raising Whitley premieres Saturday, April 20, 10 p.m. ET/PT, and is described as follows:

“Raising
Whitley” is a humorous, poignant new docu-series following actress and
comedienne Kym Whitley and her riotous collective of friends – whom she
calls “The Village” – as they attempt to do something none of them have
ever done before: raise a baby… together. When Kym signed up to mentor
a troubled young girl, she never imagined she’d get a call from the
hospital saying, “Your baby is ready.” After learning that her mentee
exited the maternity ward leaving only Kym’s contact information, Kym
experienced a cataclysmicmoment. With less than an hour to make a
life-changing decision – and to do a lifetime of soul-searching – Kym
chose to become a mother. The Village banded together to help Kym bring
up baby Joshua the best they knowhow, but sometimes it’s hard to tell
who is more mature – Joshua or the adults tasked with raising him. Over
the season, Kym learns the chaotic realities of becoming a full-time
mom: She realizes that, while Craigslist may be perfect for finding an
old couch, it’s not ideal for finding a new nanny; she survives Joshua’s
first haircut; she gets her groove back on a manhunt with her
girlfriends; and she discovers that being “just friends” with Joshua’s
“daddy” may not be that simple.

Previews of both new series have surfaced and are embedded below; first, Life With La Toya:

And here’s the preview for Raising Whitley:

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Comments

Miles Ellison

You could have stopped reading at "LaToya" and "Riotous collective of friends raising a baby." Oprah is well on her way to creating the next VH-1. The countdown to Independence Day Snapped marathons is around the corner. Stay classy, OWN.

Anti-believer

Latoya… I see cancellation very soon.

Caryn

Moving….such a beautiful and inspirational story. I know you are a wonderful mommy, Kym!! Can't wait to watch your journey….!

LadyJ

Sorry, just can't do it!! Would rather read a book!

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