Salim and Mara Brock Akil

Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network canceled it's romance drama Love Is_ after just one season following allegations of domestic violence against executive producer and showrunner Salim Akil, husband of the show's executive producer Mara Brock Akil.

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Prancing Elites

The members of an all-male gay Alabama dance troupe are not surprised at the criticism their reality show has evoked amongst the populace.

The backlash to the April 22 debut of the Prancing Elites' show on Oxygen was swift and unkind.

But the members remain unfazed by the expressions of disapproval.

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Iyanla Vanzant

Life therapist Iyanla Vanzant will travel to Ferguson, MO. to film an episode of her popular OWN Network TV series "Iyanla: Fix My Life".

Iyanla will use her life experiences to help the residents of Ferguson cope after 10 nights of civil unrest since an unarmed teenager Michael Brown was gunned down execution-style by a Ferguson police officer.

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Oprah and Michael Sam

Television mogul Oprah Winfrey apparently isn't letting her failed Lindsay Lohan reality TV series deter her from sinking money into another flop reality series.

Oprah's OWN Network is developing a "deeply personal" reality TV series around St. Louis Rams 7th round draft pick Michael Sam, who announced he was gay back in February.

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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan's new self-titled reality TV show premiered on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network last night. The show was simulcast on the Discovery Channel for those who don't get OWN on cable. Despite an avalanche of hype and free press from the blogs and social media, Lindsay's reality show failed to attract TV viewers.

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Tika Sumpter

Actress Tika Sumpter thinks her role as a treacherous gold digger in a scripted TV series is a groundbreaking role for black actresses. Sumpter praises director Tyler Perry for creating such a trailblazing role for black actresses like her who are normally passed over leading ladies.

Sumpter's role as Candace Young in OWN Network's top rated series "The Haves and the Have Nots" is the type of role that is usually written for black actresses. But Sumpter, who does her best Gabrielle Union impression as Candace Young, believes otherwise.

“Sometimes for African-American actresses, we don’t get to play that role of the vixen or the lead woman,” she says. “Sometimes we’re just the best friend. This is the front-burner story. It’s full of so many complexities.”

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Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor cast

Tyler Perry's "Love Thy Neighbor" is the first TV project to spring forth from the much-publicized joint partnership between Television magnate Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry's film Studio based here in Atlanta.

"Love Thy Neighbor" is described in the press release as a "family comedy that serves up good food, great laughs and a whole lotta love." The series is written and directed by Tyler Perry.

People.com compiled a brief synopsis to familiarize you with the show's zany characters. "Love Thy Neighbor" premieres May 29th at 9/8C on OWN.

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