OWN Launches Four New Shows

News comes a little more than a week after CEO Norman's ouster

OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s struggling cable TV network, has announced a slate of four new original series set to premiere this June. They include a show called Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal—a reality series that chronicles  the struggles of couples coping with infidelity, and The Dr. Laura Berman Show—a TV version of Berman’s XM Radio sex therapy program. OWN will also be premiering a new makeover show featuring Carson Kressley (of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame) and an hour-long documentary series called Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind that will profile various well-known creative personages, including James Cameron, will.i.am., and Tom Ford.

The announcement of the new shows comes just 10 days after the ouster of the network’s CEO, Christina Norman. Since rebranding from Discovery Health in January of this year, OWN has struggled to find a firm footing among viewers, something Oprah herself hopes to change when she ends her syndicated talk show this May, in part to dedicate much more time to her TV channel. 

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