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OWN sets fall slate, adds new series
'Neighborvention,' 'Customer' among rookie shows to debut
By: AJ Marechal
Posted On: Aug. 2, 2012
OWN has announced its fall programming lineup, along with greenlighting a pair of reality series.
In addition to the previously announced "Life With La Toya," about La Toya Jackson, other new series set to launch include "The Customer Is Always Right" and "Neighborvention."
"Neighborvention," from exec producers Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman and Domini Hofmann, asks homeowners to reach out to the neighbors. Jason Goldberg and Jenelle Lindsay exec produce "The Customer Is Always Right," where customers work alongside a company CEO -- an upside down version of "Undercover Boss."
Fall lineup includes new episodes of "Oprah's Next Chapter," two specials of "Oprah's Lifeclass" in September and the return of docuseries "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's." Other rookie series joining the fall programming slate include "Iyanla, Fix My Life," "TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments" and "Oprah: Where Are They Now?"
"We've laid the ground work at OWN, and now it's time to build on that success with these brand new shows," said OWN co-prexy Erik Logan.