RETURNS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON OWN
(Black PR Wire) Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s award-winning series “Iyanla: Fix My Life” hosted by six-time New York Times bestselling author, spiritual life coach and executive producer Iyanla Vanzant will return to the network’s popular Saturday night lineup with all-new episodes beginning Saturday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Click here for a first look at new episodes of “Iyanla: Fix My Life”:
Saturday, September 30 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
Episode: Rapper’s Remorse
The season begins with Iyanla traveling to Memphis to work with former rapper Turk of Hot Boys fame, who once performed alongside megastar Lil Wayne. At 21 years old, Turk had platinum albums, money was abundant, and he had fallen in love with his new girlfriend, Erica. But only two months after meeting Erica, Turk’s life fell apart when he was involved in a shootout with police at his home.
Four years after his release, Turk and his wife Erica are struggling to save their marriage from Turk’s deep-seated paranoia stemming from the shooting and his fear that his former acquaintances are determined to get revenge. Iyanla also works with Erica to help her find her identity, which she has lost sight of through the multiple traumas she has suffered since she first met Turk. Ultimately, Iyanla works to uncover the layers of trauma in both of their lives that have prevented them from moving forward.
Saturday, October 7 and October 14 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
Episode: Childhood Rape: Male Survivors (Part 1 and Part 2)
In an emotional two-part episode, Iyanla works with five men who were sexually abused as children, helping them stand in their truth so that they can finally begin to move forward in their lives. Not only have they endured unthinkable childhood abuse, but they have also been blamed time and time again by their loved ones and peers for their own pain. Iyanla challenges the group to share the details of their story in front of one another – their peers – in order to begin the healing process.
Saturday, October 21, October 28 and November 4 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
Episode: Marriage in Crisis (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)
In a three-part episode, Iyanla brings together three couples whose marriages are on the brink of collapse. Some are separated, some are struggling with infidelity and others are still stumbling to discover who they are as individuals. They all have one thing in common, however, they are desperate to save their relationships and Iyanla is their last hope. Through extensive evaluation, Iyanla works to diagnose the troubles in each of the couples’ marriages, and is determined to help them find a fix — even if the fix ends in divorce.
Saturday, November 11 and Saturday, November 18
Episode: Of Murders and Men (Part 1 and Part 2)
In an emotional two-part season finale, Iyanla works with four formerly incarcerated men who have been unable to find solace outside the prison walls that once confined them. Each one was convicted of a murder charge, and each one has been released from prison after serving their debts to society, but they are still incarcerated inside their minds and spirits. Iyanla then recruits Shaka Senghor, a criminal justice activist and New York Times bestselling author, to speak with the men about his own history with incarceration and struggles after his release.
“Iyanla: Fix My Life” is produced by PIGEON for OWN with executive producers Paul Harrison and Iyanla Vanzant.
Iyana Vanzant Biography
Iyanla Vanzant is the host and executive producer of OWN’s acclaimedand award-winning series “Iyanla, Fix My Life.” She is a mother, survivor, spiritual life coach, empowerment orator, minister, three-time NAACP Image Award winner and six-time New York Times bestselling author whose focus on faith, personal development and loving relationships has captivated and inspired audiences around the world. In addition, Iyanla is also a regular contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine and has been featured in numerous publications as well as on the cover of Essence magazine. A prolific writer, she has published seventeen books that have been translated into 23 languages and sold millions of copies. Her most recent book is “Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything.” When not writing or appearing on television, Iyanla lectures and facilitates workshops nationally and internationally. With her no-nonsense approach and underlying message of, “live better by loving yourself,” Iyanla has ignited a universal spark of self-discovery.
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