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Oprah’s Lifeclass, featuring Oprah and life coach Iyanla Vanzant, returns to Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network‘s primetime lineup with a special 90-minute episode at 9 Pm Sunday, July 7. In the first episode, Winfrey and Vanzant continue the conversation on the subject of fatherless sons in America. It will be followed by two new original episodes at 9 Pm on July 14 and July 21 in which they’ll expand the conversation to address “Daddyless Daughters”. Iyanla: Fix My Life is back at 9 Pm on July 27 with five new episodes that will address a wide range of topics impacting people from all walks of life. Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s returns Saturday, July 27 at 10 Pm with Miss Robbie and her son, Tim, debating the shutdown of their original Sweetie Pie’s soul food restaurant location and Tim facing the reality of life as a single dad. Oprah: Where Are They Now? »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
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 »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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 »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The Oprah Winfrey Network has shored up its calendar for Saturday night originals. It will air six new episodes of Iyanla: Fix My Life starting July 20 and also ordered 10 more episodes of Raising Whitley and 12 more of Life With La Toya. The new half-hours of those shows will begin in early 2014 at 9 and 9:30 Pm, respectively. For the May sweep, the shows ranked as TV’s top three nonsports original series among African-American women. Iyanla is a self-help series fronted by Iyanla Vanzant, Whitley is a docuseries centered on actress-comic Kym Whitley, and La Toya follows the life of La Toya Jackson. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The Doctor literally holds the fate of the Daleks in his hands, in what has been voted the greatest story in Who history
Genesis of the Daleks: episode six (12 April 1975)
Spoiler Alert: We are discussing some of the Doctor Who adventures broadcast over the past 50 years. In this blog, we're looking at part six of Genesis of the Daleks. It contains spoilers both about the specific episode and the story as a whole.
The Doctor is about to commit genocide. Can he really bring himself to do it? In one climactic moment, a historic pivot point in 50 years of Doctor Who plays out not with explosions or creaking special effects, but the holding together of two wires and a poetic monologue.
Sensing that the Dalek menace is careering out of control, the Timelords have sent the Doctor back through the history of Skaro to avert the creation of the metal meanies in the first place. »
- Dan Martin
In his new book, "Life Code," Dr. Phil McGraw reveals his actionable rules for succeeding in the real world. It's not about sitting around and waiting for your patience to be rewarded, Dr. Phil says. Rather, to be successful in today's climate, you have to go after what you want, actively protect yourself against the toxic people who want to bring you down and, as he puts it, become the star in your own life.
Becoming the star in your own life is about putting yourself first and going after what you want and need in life, Dr. Phil says in this clip from "Oprah's Lifeclass." But is being the "star" really an appropriate aspiration or is it just another excuse to be selfish?
As Oprah states, "People think 'star' means you have to be vain or wealthy or [famous]." That's not what it means to be the star in your own life, »
- Lisa Capretto
The simian star of new Disney film Chimpanzee is the latest animal to be portrayed as having human emotions. But does such anthropomorphism give a distorted view of nature?
You could say cinema and nature got off on the wrong foot, or paw, right from the start. In 1926, to much excitement, an adventurer named William Douglas Burden brought back two komodo dragons to New York's Bronx zoo – the first live specimens the western world had ever seen. Most of that excitement had been generated via a movie Burden had made depicting these semi-mythical reptiles in the Indonesian wild, voraciously devouring a wild boar. By comparison, the real, live komodo dragons were something of a disappointment. They just lay about lethargically in their cage, and died a few months later. It later transpired that Burden's film had been heavily edited and staged to amp up the drama. The dragons hadn't actually »
- Steve Rose
Dmx says the Oprah Winfrey Network tricked him into spilling his guts during a recent interview -- in which the rapper came off as erratic and strung out -- and now he's out for revenge.Dmx is furious over his sit-down with Iyanla Vanzant on her show "Iyanla: Fix My Life," which aired on Own. During the chat Iyanla asked X about his rampant drug use and he didn't hold back -- appearing unhinged. »
- TMZ Staff
This is what it's come to for NBC's "Smash": The once-promising series is now doing worse than ... "Iyanla, Fix My Life." According to final Nielsen ratings data released this morning, Saturday's "Smash" averaged a mere 0.4 rating in the crucial demo of adults under 50, while on the same night, over at Oprah Winfrey's Own, the season premiere of "Iyanla" (with featured guest Dmx!) averaged a 0.6 rating. »
This is what it's come to for NBC's Smash: The once-promising series is now doing worse than … Iyanla, Fix My Life. According to final Nielsen ratings data released this morning, Saturday's Smash averaged a mere 0.4 rating in the crucial demo of adults under 50, while on the same night, over at Oprah Winfrey's Own, the season premiere of Iyanla (with featured guest Dmx!) averaged a 0.6 rating. In fairness, it's worth noting that the two shows didn't go head-to-head: Smash aired at eight, Iyanla at nine. And, yes, Smash will potentially triple its ratings once DVR viewership is tallied in a few weeks. But still: A lavish and expensive (if almost certainly soon-to-be-dead) network series drew lower numbers than a self-help show on the (formerly) struggling Own. And, sadly, Iyanla wasn't the only Saturday show that smushed Smash: The drama also scored lower demo ratings than ABC's under-the-radar »
- Josef Adalian
Tune in alert for Own / Oprah Winfrey Network April 2013 highlights: New Series & Seasons (P) Denotes: Premieres .Iyanla: Fix My Life. (60 Minutes) 90-Minute Season Premiere - Saturday, April 13 (9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt) Iyanla Vanzant, accomplished author, inspirational speaker, talk show host and living testament to the value in life's valleys and the power of acting on faith, goes behind closed doors and deep inside the most private parts of people's lives for emotional, riveting conversations. Season two features powerful episodes with multi-platinum rapper and actor Dmx and former .Real Housewives of Atlanta. star Sheree Whitfield. (P) Saturday, April 13 (9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt) Episode: Fix My Rap Star Life Iyanla travels to »
- April Neale
I recall joking about a year ago, that the Oprah Winfrey Network (Own) was fast-becoming a black cable TV network, even though that isn't what Oprah and Discovery originally had planned for the site. But, as it turns out, the most popular shows on the network have centered around black people, and have attracted black audiences en masse. So, as one Discovery chief said at the time, when shows like Welcome To Sweetie Pies became a surprise hit for the network (paraphrasing), it would be unwise if they ignored the audience that made those shows hits - black audiences - and that they planned to introduce more programming that they think that audience would appreciate. Since then, the network has continued to do just that. It's announced its new Saturday night programming lineup, which will begin in April, and it includes the return of the original series Iyanla: Fix My »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. A Simple Life Roger (Andy Lau) is a movie producer who returns home to find that the woman (Deanie Ip) who worked as his family’s maid since he was a child has suffered a stroke. He decides to set aside his affairs and focus on helping her, but as he struggles to manage the role of caregiver she finds it difficult to be the one being cared for. Lau is an international star known more for action films and rom-coms, but he does a fantastic job with the drama here. The real draw though is Ip who manages to deliver a character earns our respect, makes us laugh and breaks our hearts in equal measure. It’s an incredibly sweet film about finding the best in each other and ourselves, and »
- Rob Hunter
By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist
Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements and gossip!
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• Welcome to the 21st century, Nielsen! The company says that beginning in the fall, it will begin taking into account online streaming when computing ratings.
• Best news of the week: Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen are set to appear in the new season of Netflix’s Arrested Development. It’s rumored that Wiig will play a younger version of Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter).
- Rachel Bennett
Science Channel‘s inaugural Are We Alone? Month last March was a terrific success for them, so they’re doing the right thing and bringing it back this year. Below is a press release with more information, including the schedule for some world premiere shows about where we are in the hunt for extraterrestrial life, from a scientific perspective.
First, though, those crazy Science kids couldn’t resist joining in on the latest craze. Sure I know a lot of you are tired of the whole Harlem Shake thing, but come on, isn’t it an exception when there is alien involvement?
TV Spot: Science Channel – Harlem Shake | Are We Alone?
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Science Channel Joins The Search For Extraterrestrial Life
This March With Are We Alone? Month –World Premiere Episodes of Alien Encounters and Aliens: The Definitive Guide Air Tuesdays at 10 Pm (Et/Pt)–
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- Erin Willard
His inspirational book The Purpose Driven Life has sold tens of millions of copies worldwide and been translated into more than 50 languages since its 2002 debut. Now Pastor Rick Warren drops by Oprah’s Lifeclass to give viewers an even deeper understanding of how to put his words and ideas into meaningful action. The episode airs this Sunday, February 24 at 9pm Et/Pt on Own.. As the founder of Southern Californa’s Saddleback church — which now boasts some 20,000 members and numerous satellite congregations — Warren has made it his life’s mission to help people answer the question that is the subtitle of his tome: [...] »
- Lori Acken
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the 31-year-old talked about her new documentary, 'Life Is But A Dream', which gives an insight into what it's like to be the most sexually attractive lady in the whole world.
The 'Beautiful Liar' singer, who has a world tour on the horizon, said that she definitely wants another child and maybe she'll plan for another baby after her tour, the Mirror reported.
She also revealed how she struggled going back to work after daughter Blue Ivy's birth, saying that she did a show three months after she delivered her first child. (Ani) »
- Amith Ostwal
So cute! ‘Jay-Jay I Love you so,’ Beyonce sang in her documentary on Feb. 16. The loving couple serenade each other soon after finding out she’s pregnant.
Beyonce’s documentary Life Is But A Dream aired on HBO on Feb. 16, following a one-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s Next Chapter. The most touching moment in the film, for us, was when Beyonce and Jay-z sang Coldplay’s “Yellow” to each other, written by their close friend Chris Martin. They were celebrating her pregnancy and it was so adorable.
The documentary offered an inside look at the singer’s life and career — a side of her we’ve never seen before.
The HBO film shows footage of a sonogram, Beyonce’s growing bump and video of the singer posing nude as she neared her due date.
- Christopher Rogers
Melbourne, Feb 17: Beyonce has admitted that she was shocked after she gained close to 26 kilograms during her pregnancy in her upcoming documentary.
According to News.com.au, the revelation comes ahead of a new documentary about the singer, 'Life Is But A Dream', due to air on HBO in the Us.
Speaking to Oprah Winfrey ahead of the documentary's airing she said: "I did a show three months after giving birth, which was crazy."
"I had clearly never given birth, and I didn't know that I would gain 60 pounds - 57 pounds (25.8 kilograms)," she said. (Ani) »
- Meeta Kabra
Oprah Winfrey provided a lead in to Beyonce’s HBO special with an interview on her ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter,’ where the pop star explored firing her manager father, her miscarriage, her marriage to Jay-z and when she’ll get pregnant again.
Oprah Winfrey sat down with multiplatinum artist, 17-time Grammy winner and global superstar Beyoncé for an interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter. Her revelations, on the Feb. 16 special episode, were both riveting and charming — there’s a reason she’s referred to as Queen B.
“I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man. And it just gives me such a foundation.” He’s helped her “on so many levels,” she says.
Beyonce notes, ”We were friends first for a year and a half before we went on any dates. We were on the phone for a year and a half, »
- Christopher Rogers
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