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OWN is wrapping one of its longest-running series, “sunsetting” the popular Iyanla: Fix My Life after 10 years and eight seasons with a final batch of episodes set for spring.
Iyanla: Fix My Life is anchored by Iyanla Vanzant, the author and spiritual life coach who first rose to fame as a recurring guest on Oprah Winfrey’s old talk show.
“The minute Iyanla stepped onto the stage of The Oprah Show, I knew she had a talent that was meant to be shared and I am glad that she created the perfect vehicle to provide OWN viewers with her healing magic,” said Winfrey, OWN’s CEO. “Sunsetting the series is bittersweet. I’m very thankful for her and the work she does and look forward to what unfolds next from her gift of teaching people to be better versions of themselves.”
The series will end its run as OWN’s highest-rated unscripted series with nearly 150 episodes under its belt. Final episodes start airing April 10, with a two-hour farewell special set to run May 22.
“The time I have spent creating and working on Fix My Life has been nothing short of phenomenal,” said Vanzant. “In my heart of hearts, I believe that Fix My Life has contributed to the creation of a new genre of television programming, where people get to speak and see how to address issues that have been taboo. To have a network, a production team and a crew that could stand in and participate in the manifestation of this vision has been humbling and most rewarding. My prayer is that Fix My Life will be standard for others who have the vision and courage to bring personal healing work to the television screen.”
Iyanla: Fix My Life holds an interesting spot in OWN’s history, bridging the network’s original ethos of spirituality and self-betterment with the dramatic, more commercially successful unscripted and scripted series that followed.
“We are grateful to Iyanla and her team for giving us this powerful show that has, for nearly the entire life of this network, been a favorite with our audience,” added Tina Perry, OWN president. “Viewers have related to the struggles of those seeking guidance in the darkest of times and with Iyanla’s compassionate wisdom, we’ve seen the joy of overcoming pain that leads people on a path to true happiness.”
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