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OWN Orders New Docu-Series 'Crazy.Sexy.Life.' Starring Chenoa Maxwell, Kiyah Wright, Others)

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 28, 2013 2:05 PM
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Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network announced today that it has ordered a new Harlem-based docu-series (aka reality TV series) titled Crazy.Sexy.Life. straight to series.

The show centers on the fast-paced lives of 4 friends living in New York City. 

Here's the breakdown:

Kiyah, Bershan, Chenoa and Tiffany have known each other for more than ten years, and are constant sources of inspiration, support, competition and companionship to one another. Kiyah, an ambitious and successful celebrity hair stylist, is the link that brought the four friends together, and New York City's legendary Harlem neighborhood is where the quartet come together on a regular basis... over drinks, lunches, dinners, you name it. Two are married, two are single, and all are strong and fiercely independent women who believe in living out their dreams and not letting anybody or anything get in their way.

The network will offer a special sneak preview of the series on Tuesday, September 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT following the fall finale of Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series will premiere in early 2014.

"We feel strongly that 'Crazy.Sexy.Life.' will resonate with our viewers," said Sheri Salata, president, OWN. "Set against the backdrop of America's most vibrant and competitive city, this show details what real life is all about for a quartet of very different personalities who have embraced one another as 'family' for more than a decade, and who depend on one another unconditionally."

The series is produced by CORE Media Group and executive produced by D'Angela Proctor, Jen O'Connell, Rob Lee and Lenid Rolov. Doug Wilson served as the pilot's executive producer.

Welcome to the new OWN.

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  • JEFTCG | August 29, 2013 2:23 AMReply

    Tambay, you forgot to mention why we should support this (seriously).

  • JoJo | August 28, 2013 9:04 PMReply

    Sounds like "Sex in the City" to me.. ....only difference is they're Black.

  • BluTopaz | August 29, 2013 9:37 AM

    @ Anon--agreed. I'm guessing these shows appeal mostly to young'uns who think this is what being grown and fancy is all about, and people who live outside of major metropolitian cities.

  • Marie | August 29, 2013 9:36 AM

    I second Anonymous. There's nothing exceptional about these women that would make me want to take time away from creating my own work to consume their vacuity. The appeal of scripted stories and certain reality shows is that it puts ordinary people in EXTRAORDINARY situations, like the Amazing Race. Otherwise you're just watching people being average which you can see any day on the subway in Brooklyn.

  • anonymous | August 29, 2013 12:40 AM

    @jojo. Really? Sounds like the real housewives to me. Which equals BORRRING. Who cares about the lives of ordinary people who are doing the same thing you're doing, but being followed around by a camera.

    Oh, and, Sex and the City was SCRIPTED. ... huge difference.

  • scripttease | August 28, 2013 8:54 PMReply

    I really have to give it to Oprah, it took her a minute, but it seems she is catering more to People of Color (black folks to be exact) now. I wish some of these big time Black Folks with power would follow suit. The things we could accomplish if we would just pull together our resources. SMDH. #ilovemypeople

  • Adam Scott Thompson | August 28, 2013 6:42 PMReply

    I've been crushin' on Chenoa Maxwell since "Hav Plenty."

  • Unapologetic | August 28, 2013 4:40 PMReply

    I really wish that Black women would start accepting their natural beauty. Little girls don't have enough of those images to look to on television. The more images we see that they can identify with, the less we'll see of them choosing the white doll as pretty, smart, and nice. However, I am happy to see black women getting some shine.

  • BluTopaz | August 29, 2013 9:35 AM

    If this show was about Black women in Brooklyn they would all have afros, twistouts and dreads. Nothing wrong with folks wearing what they want to, but I'm also tired of seeing Black Barbie dolls in entertainment.

  • sosgemini | August 29, 2013 12:16 AM

    Damn you DONELLA! Can't stop laughing.

  • Donella | August 28, 2013 5:53 PM

    That's why I appreciate Oprah wearing what looks like a sixteen inch afro on the red carpet.

  • sergio | August 28, 2013 5:46 PM

    I was just about to say you think we might finally get a reality show with black women WITHOUT wearing those caucasian yaki hair hats for once?

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