OWN Renews Four Series, Orders Six New Shows–But Holds Back on the Most Hotly Anticipated News

Apr 14, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The recently launched Oprah Winfrey Network, OWN, made a number of programming announcements at its first upfront presentation since it launched in January, Deadline.com reported. But the news that most observers are really waiting for–news about a show featuring the network’s owner–did not come.

Winfrey is expected to launch her own show on the network in September, after her long-running syndicated daytime talk show ends its run next month. Details of the new show have yet to be revealed.

The network did announce four renewals. It is bringing back “Ask Oprah’s All Stars,” “Enough Already! With Peter Walsh,” “In the Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman” and “Oprah Presents Master Class.” They join “Our America With Lisa Ling,” which was previously announced as a renewal.

The network also announced six new unscripted series: “Confronting …,” “I Owe You My Life,” “Louie Spence Dance Project,” “My Mom and Me,” “Sweetie Pies” and “Unfaithful: Stories Of Betrayal.”

OWN has been slow to gain traction after its Jan. 1 debut, and has performed only slightly better than Discovery Health, the channel it replaced.

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