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OWN adds eps to “Our America,” “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has added eight episodes to the second season of docuseries Our America with Lisa Ling (pictured) and 10 additional episodes to the first season of Welcome to Sweetie Pie's.
November 18, 2011

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has added eight episodes to the second season of docuseries Our America with Lisa Ling (pictured) and 10 additional episodes to the first season of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.

Part2 Pictures’ Our America with Lisa Ling, which sends host Lisa Ling into assorted elements of American culture, continues to post double digit growth across the key demos, averaging 405,000 total viewers, according to OWN. The additional episodes will tackle subject matters including pageant kids, the lives of swingers, the concerns of Native Americans, and the wrongfully accused.

The eight episodes are currently in production and are scheduled to air next spring.

Meanwhile, Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s has averaged 388,000 total viewers since it launched on October 15, and a recent episode ranked ranked #2 in its time period in African American W25-54 and ranked #5 in primetime overall out of 95 ad-supported networks in African American W25-54, according to the network.

The Pilgrim Films & Television series follows the Montgomery family as they operate a soul food restaurant. Additional episodes of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s will begin production in December and also air in the spring.

“The audience is finding and responding to these programs, and the ratings continue to build, which is a great testament to both shows,” said Erik Logan, president of OWN.

“Lisa fully immerses herself in every topic she covers and challenges us to think differently.  Along with her team, she’s created story-telling perfection,” added co-president Sheri Salata. “We’ve all fallen in love with the Montgomery family. You never know what they’ll do or say next.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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