*OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network has given a series order to “It’s Prime Time,” a reality series starring former two-sport superstar Deion Sanders and co-produced by his girlfriend Tracey Edmonds, who will also appear in the series as well as her two sons.
Edmonds is also co-producing the series along with Deion’s Prime Time Media Ventures and Rogue Atlas Productions, in association with Lionsgate. Eli Frankel, Edmonds and Sanders will executive produce.
The series will feature the football and baseball pro, broadcaster, businessman, educator and father strive to keep his life in balance as he raises five children in a household that also includes his mother, her foster children, aunt and uncle while guiding the charter school he launched to help underserved areas.
This marks Sanders’ second docuseries following Oxygen’s short-lived 2008 “Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love.” The series followed Sanders and his then-wife at home and ran for eight episodes.
The network, ahead of its Thursday presentation to TV press at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, also unveiled the summer lineup and premiere dates for “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”
Winfrey will sit down with Hugh Jackman on July 28, Gloria Estefan (Aug. 4), the cast of Lee Daniels’ The Butler (Aug. 11), the previously announced Lindsay Lohan chat (Aug. 18) and Tina Turner (Aug. 25).
Additionally, the cable network also announced premiere dates for its fall schedule, below:
• Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse season three — Sept. 18 (9, 9:30 p.m.): “For Better of Worse” centers on Angela Williams (Tasha Smith, “Why Did I Get Married Too?,” “Couples Retreat”), the owner of a successful beauty salon, and her husband of 13 years, Marcus (Michael Jai White, “Why Did I Get Married Too?,” “Spawn”). Marcus is a former professional football player who has recently partnered with Richard Ellington (Kent Faulcon, “American Beauty”) and Joseph Jetson (Jason Olive, “Raising Helen”) on a new sports news program called “C-Sports Now.” Marcus’s business relationship with Richard and Joseph is complicated, however, by the fact that Richard is dating Keisha (Kiki Haynes, “Nora’s Hair Salon”), Marcus’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his teenage daughter. In addition, Joseph’s girlfriend, successful real estate agent Leslie (Crystle Stewart, Miss USA 2008), is Angela’s best friend. More often than not, the couples find it impossible to keep their business and private lives from mingling. • Six
• Six Little McGhees — Sept. 7: In this brand new season, the kids suit up for swimming lessons and their first camping trip, while Mia and Rozonno work to find time for each other in the midst of all the happy chaos.
• Oprah’s Lifeclass — Sept. 8 (9 p.m.): New episodes will feature Bishop T.D. Jakes, who will join Oprah at MegaFest 2013 to continue the address the issues of fatherless sons and daughters as they focus on bringing families together, as well as researcher Dr. Brené Brown who joins Oprah to examine the power of vulnerability.
• Super Soul Sunday — Sept. 22 (11 a.m.): New episodes will feature Mariel Hemingway and Bobby Williams from the OWN documentary “Running From Crazy,” New York Times bestselling author of “Help, Thanks, Wow” Anne Lamott, poet and philosopher Mark Nepo, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell, Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield, bestselling novelist of “Devotion” Dani Shapiro, and “The Art of War” and “The Legend of Bagger Vance” author Steven Pressfield.