Shania Twain’s OWN series premieres May 8

Why Not? with Shania Twain will document the singer’s recovery from her split with former husband Mutt Lange, and shed light on the events that shaped her as an artist.
March 17, 2011

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Why Not? with Shania Twain, a docuseries from Gay Rosenthal Productions, will make its debut on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on May 8.

The Twain premiere, set for 11pm EST, will follow the finale of a series featuring another major force in modern country music, The Judds. The series will move to its regular slot of 10pm on Sundays the following week.

The series will touch on Twain’s past, including the loss of both of her parents in an automobile accident and her beginnings as a singer, and will document her efforts to recover from her recent split with former husband and record producer Robert “Mutt” Lange. Viewers will see Twain return to her hometown of Timmins, Ontario, with her sister Carrie Anne, to revisit their youth. OWN says the series will also feature Twain meeting with people and families who have endured similar hardships, as well as music luminaries such as Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie and David Foster, who will help her with her “attempts to reclaim her voice.”

Twain is an executive producer on the series, as well as Gay Rosenthal and Bryn Freedman.

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