OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, the other black TV network, announced today that it has ordered additional episodes of its popular Saturday night original series Iyanla: Fix My Life, Raising Whitley and Life with LaToya.
Iyanla: Fix My Life, currently in its second season, will return to the network’s Saturday night lineup with six all-new episodes beginning Saturday, July 20 at 9 p.m. The network has ordered 10 additional episodes of Raising Whitley (Saturdays at 9 p.m.) and 12 new episodes of Life with La Toya (Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.).
The new episodes will air in early 2014.
“We have seen tremendous ratings growth this year and much of that success is attributed to the performance of our Saturday night series,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN. “Our audience has truly embraced these shows and the stories told every week.“
“These series have been instrumental in our efforts to build a lineup of programs that appeal to viewers across multiple genres,” said Sheri Salata, president, OWN. “The new episodes will continue to deliver insight, laughter, inspiration and entertainment for our expanding audience.“
For the month of May, Iyanla: Fix My Life, Raising Whitley and Life with La Toya were Saturday night’s top three original series (non-sports) in all of television among African American women, propelling OWN to rank as the #1 ad-supported cable network (non-sports) on Saturday night for African American women 25-54.
More hits for OWN, a network that’s apparently having its best year ever!