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Iyanla Vanzant Tackles Evelyn Lozada Struggles In Emotional Series Premiere Of 'Iyanla: Fix My Life'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
September 4, 2012 12:44 PM
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In my post on new fall TV talk show hosts of African descent, I completely forgot about Iyanla Vanzant's new series for the OWN network, titled Iyanla: Fix My Life.

With a title like that, what more do you need to know about the show?

Here's the press release from OWN, ad underneath, watch a dramatic preview of the first episode, which is scheduled to air on OWN, in a 2-part series premiere, on September 15 and 22, at 10pm ET/PT.

Los Angeles, CA - The SEASON premiere of THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW SERIES "Iyanla: Fix My Life" features life coach Iyanla Vanzant as she confronts the heartbreak and personal crisis of "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada, estranged wife of NFL star Chad Ochocinco Johnson. Vanzant works to uncover the source of Lozada's innermost pain, giving her the tools to let go and move forward with her life. Explosive secrets are uncovered and difficult truths are faced in the powerful two-part series premiere airing Saturday, September 15 and 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

In "Iyanla: Fix My Life," Vanzant travels the country on a mission to restore relationships and heal lives in a riveting and revealing new series. Earlier this summer, Vanzant visited Miami to meet newlyweds Johnson and Lozada and explore the couple's publicly volatile relationship. Despite Johnson choosing not to participate in the session, Vanzant and Lozada connected one-on-one and tapped into the deep-rooted anger, resentment and insecurities that have plagued Lozada.

Weeks later, after the shocking allegations of a domestic violence incident came to light, Vanzant reconnected with an emotionally raw Lozada in New York for a no-holds-barred conversation that details the eye-opening events of the night that led Lozada to file for divorce.

Watch an extended preview of the show below:

Watch an Extended Preview of Iyanla: Fix My Life

Iyanla Vanzant is back, and she's helping people fix their lives! Secrets will be revealed, truths will be uncovered and emotions will come out as Iyanla teaches us how to pull back the curtain on what is broken in our lives. Look back at a special preview episode, and stay tuned for the series premiere on Saturday, September 15, at 10/9c.

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4 Comments

  • ALM | September 4, 2012 10:42 PMReply

    I agree with JMac. I wouldn't place Iyanla and Steve in the same category with regards to level of experience required to provide advice. Steve is just a regular person giving out his personal opinions with a humorous twist (and he makes millions doing this). Iyanla's entire professional career has been one of spiritual uplift and healing. She has authored tons of books on the topic. Her focus on spirituality and holistic healing has always set her apart from the pack. It seems as if this new show will be a strong dose of tough love. You know how you sometimes have to have the "come to Jesus" meeting with a close friend or family member? That is what this show is about. No holds barred help.

  • Xi | September 4, 2012 8:56 PMReply

    If I wasn't already a fan or even familiar, I would be turned off by the preview. They can slow it down a bit. I'd liked to see a few examples of her CALMLY analyzing a situation, cause this sh*t is on steroids. Either way, I'll watch. Vanzant is a gift really; I just hope the cameras don't taint that.

  • JMac | September 4, 2012 6:27 PMReply

    Actually I watched the first episode with a black woman and her daughter and it was pretty good. Iyanla just has a way at cutting through the bs and getting to the heart of things. Some people are just better at solving other people's problems than their own - maybe that's what makes them excel in their work. I'd hardly put Iyanla in the same category as Steve Harvey. She's done the training/education to work in her profession and has been doing life-coaching/advising before anybody thought of giving her a show and before she ever put pen to paper. Steve was, is, and probably will only be a comedian. This show has little to do with spiritual advisement. It's more about addressing damaged relationships.

  • D.C. Kirkwood | September 4, 2012 3:32 PMReply

    Iyanla and Steve Harvey are both a hot damn mess. Professionally and personally. Who in they right mind listens to these people. If you feel like you have had a spiritual conversion and you are a better parent, spouse, worker, human being or whatever and you want to SHARE that experiencee that's fine. But you should't be TEACHING any damn body!!! I mean being an author and television host, I don't think so. Even the bible says that deacons and elders should have their own life straight before you preach to other people. People need to stop looking to these people for advice. Quit looking to these people to counsel and teach you. Go straight to the source whether that's Jesus, Allah, Budha or whoever but stop giving these fools your time and money. Im done.

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