OWN cancels “Our America with Lisa Ling”

The final, 10-episode season of the series will premiere on May 29, featuring new stories as well as updates on individuals from past episodes.
March 18, 2014

The upcoming fourth season of Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN will be its last.
Premiering on May 29, the series, which has aired on OWN for the past three years, will bow out with 10 hour-long episodes, with stories ranging from gun violence in Philadelphia, to the impact of ADHD on American families, the HIV epidemic in the African American community and the tale of a woman held captive for months.
The final season will also feature updates on stories from past episodes. Ling will follow up with three individuals looking to change their gender, as well as two women who appeared in an episode about teen mothers.
In a statement, Ling said she was “exceptionally grateful” to the network and to Oprah Winfrey for the opportunity to present the program, adding: “I have never been more proud of anything I’ve ever done in my career and hope that our shows have enriched people and provoked them to think differently and with compassion about those who inhabit ‘Our America.’”
The program is produced by Brooklyn-based Part2 Pictures and is executive produced by Lisa Ling, Amy Bucher and David Shadrack Smith.

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