Jay Williams? He’s that sad sack loser with 34 kids by some 17 different women, who appeared on those multi-part episodes of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” on the Oprah
were the most highly rated and most talked about shows ever on “Fix My Life,” though they never answered the central question: why any woman in her right mind would want to
have a child with a guy who has an army of children that he doesn’t support. Nothing about him says “Wow! What a catch!”
shows were so popular that, naturally, back in March, OWN announced that they were
going to do a spin-off reality show with Williams and the big mess he’s in, set to premiere in this September
network, at the time, proudly said: “OWN’s cameras [will] follow Jay as he works to
heal and establish new connections with his family, his children and the
mothers of his children. He says that he wants to change and to be the best
father he can be, but his extreme situation will challenge his best intentions
and whether or not he can live up to all the responsibility”.
was then, and is this is now, since the network has just announced that they have cancelled
the show even before it’s aired.
an insider at OWN, “production for the
docu-series wasn’t going the way that the network hoped it would”.
that means, is anyone’s guess. Maybe the footage they were getting wasn’t scandalous
enough. No fights, no screaming arguments, no one trying to pull someone’s weave
off… People were behaving like responsible, serious adults trying
to resolve a difficult situation intelligently. Can’t have that
though. Who would watch that?
Oprah had second thoughts, and decided that there was enough black male bashing on TV.
Who knows? However I think it’s safe to say that we are
all better off with it.