Oprah Orders Up a Girlfriends-esque Reality TV Show Set in Harlem


Stealing liberally from TLC, Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network has ordered a full series of Crazy.Sexy.Life, a reality television show about four black women living in Harlem.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show will follow Kiyah, Bershan, Chenoa and Tiffany as they live in New York City. It will document “their personal and professional struggles and successes.”

OWN president Sheri Salata (the clear star of Oprah’s Season 25: Behind the Scenes) said in a release that the network feels “strongly that Crazy.Sexy.Life. will resonate with our viewers.” She added:

Set against the backdrop of America’s most vibrant and competitive city, this show details what real life is all about for a quartet of very different personalities who have embraced one another as ‘family’ for more than a decade, and who depend on one another unconditionally.

Crazy.Sexy.Life. will have one of those sneak previews that are so popular today, going up after the finale of The Haves and the Have Nots, OWN’s biggest success to date. The show will then come back in full force in 2014. Weirdly enough, its name is one that Oprah is familiar with: when The Oprah Winfrey Show was still airing, she had Kris Carr on as a guest, a woman who started the Crazy Sexy Wellness Revolution! after being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. OWN has since aired Carr’s documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer. That channel is getting too crazy.sexy to handle.

OWN Adds Harlem-Set Docuseries ‘Crazy.Sexy.Life’ [THR]

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