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OWN Renews 4 Shows & Picks Up 6, Jeanne Tripplehorn Gets Lifetime Movie and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 14th 2011 11:50AM
OWNOWN is continuing to move and shake in the world of network TV, ordering six new shows and renewing four.

According to Deadline, the Oprah Winfrey–fronted network has ordered six new episodes each of 'Ask Oprah's All Stars,' 'Enough Already! With Peter Walsh' and 'In the Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman.' Viewers can also look forward to eight new episodes of 'Oprah Presents: Master Class.'

Joining OWN's lineup is 'Confronting ...,' 'I Owe You My Life,' 'Louie Spence Dance Project,' 'My Mom and Me,' 'Sweetie Pies' and 'Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal.'

The new unscripted shows run the gambit from dramatic to cute.

'Confronting ...' follows the mediation process between a victim and offender, and 'I Owe You My Life' tells the stories of everyday heroes. Look for campy dance antics on 'Louie Spence Dance Project' and an examination of mother-daughter relationships in 'My Mom and Me.' Former Ike Turner backup singer Robbie Montgomery and her soul food restaurant are the subject of 'Sweetie Pies,' a reality dramedy. Over on the other side of the spectrum is 'Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal,' which will tell the story of couples who have survived infidelities.

In other TV news ...

Science Channel has given 'An Idiot Abroad' a season 2. Look for Karl Pilkington to tackle a bucket list during his world travels in season 2. [TV Guide]

'Big Love' star Jeanne Tripplehorn and Patricia Clarkson have joined Lifetime's 'Project Five.' The anthology series about breast cancer has celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore on board to direct. Tripplehorn will play an oncologist and appear in all five short films. [Deadline]

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe will guest star on 'Law & Order: Los Angeles.' The 'Prison Break' star will be a central part of the episode titled 'Angel's Knoll.' [TVLine]

'One Tree Hill' is time jumping. Again. The show previously jumped four years to avoid sending the characters to college, but if this is the series finale, series star Austin Nichols said it will be satisfying. [TV Guide]

Taxidermy is the new New Jersey? Well, maybe. Animal Planet is launching a new taxidermy reality show. That brings the number of shows about taxidermists up to two, but that's no where near the insane amount of reality shows about the Garden State. 'Romance Is Dead' will feature taxidermist Daniel Ross and his family business in Romance, Ark. [Variety]

Nick Cannon will get his first stand-up special on Showtime. Look for 'Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz' to premiere on Saturday, May 14, at 9PM. [Showtime]

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I have tried to watch the OWN network but so many shows are reruns of Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, etc. etc. etc. BORING! I was excited to think it would new and refreshing. I've watched the show with Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Susie Orman....until Susie Orman pushes her new books for us to buy and then preaches to budget and save money. Guess I need to save my $14 - $25 by putting in my savings or whatever and not read a book for her to get richer. Sorry.....not winning here either. What is it with all these celebrities? Give us a break and think of those who are not working, don't have money to buy groceries or even buy gas to get to their low paying jobs. Oprah is wonderful and rich and all of that....but OWN is not quite there in my rating.

April 14 2011 at 6:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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