Iyanla: Fix My Life, one of the longest-running unscripted series on Discovery Inc.’s Oprah Winfrey Network, is winding down after this season.
The series, featuring six-time New York Times bestselling author, spiritual life coach, host, and executive producer Iyanla Vanzant and produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, ran for 10 years and eight seasons, clocking in close to 150 episodes, and is the highest-rating unscripted series in the network’s history to date.
During its most recent previous season, according to the network, the program was Saturday night’s #1 original series across broadcast and cable with African American women. Accolades have included four wins of the NAACP Image Award for outstanding reality series.
A two-hour “farewell special” will air on May 22, featuring memorable moments and never-before-seen footage shot over the course of the series’ run. The final season will play out over six episodes, kicking off on April 10.
“The minute Iyanla stepped onto the stage of The Oprah Show, I knew she had a talent that was meant to be shared and I am glad that she created the perfect vehicle to provide OWN viewers with her healing magic,” said Oprah Winfrey in a statement. “Sunsetting the series is bittersweet. I’m very thankful for her and the work she does and look forward to what unfolds next from her gift of teaching people to be better versions of themselves.”
“We are grateful to Iyanla and her team for giving us this powerful show that has, for nearly the entire life of this network, been a favorite with our audience,” added Tina Perry, OWN president. “Viewers have related to the struggles of those seeking guidance in the darkest of times and with Iyanla’s compassionate wisdom, we’ve seen the joy of overcoming pain that leads people on a path to true happiness.”
“The time I have spent creating and working on ‘Fix My Life’ has been nothing short of phenomenal,” offered Vanzant. “In my heart of hearts, I believe that ‘Fix My Life’ has contributed to the creation of a new genre of television programming, where people get to speak and see how to address issues that have been taboo. To have a network, a production team and a crew that could stand in and participate in the manifestation of this vision has been humbling and most rewarding. My prayer is that ‘Fix My Life’ will be standard for others who have the vision and courage to bring personal healing work to the television screen.”