*The Oprah Winfrey Network is doubling down on its Saturday night lineup of original content.
According to Deadline.com, OWN will air six new episodes of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” beginning July 20, and also ordered 10 more episodes of “Raising Whitley” and 12 more of “Life With La Toya.”
The new half-hours of “Whitley” and “La Toya,” reality series centered on comic Kym Whitley and entertainer La Toya Jackson, will begin in early 2014 at 9 and 9:30 PM, respectively. “Iyanla” is a self-help series fronted by Iyanla Vanzant.
During May sweeps, the shows ranked as TV’s top three non-sports original series among African-American women.
Returning to OWN’s Saturday lineup in July is Season 3 of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” a reality series surrounding the family of former Ikette Robbie Montgomery, focusing on the running of their collection of soul food restaurants, Sweetie Pie’s, in St. Louis.