Non-scripted TV shows like ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pies’ and ‘Raising Whitley’ continue to be a hit with Oprah Winfrey’s network. And now that she’s nailed a formula (diversifying programming and adding shows by Tyler Perry), the 59-year-old media mogul has put her stamp of approval of another show. This week, she debuted ‘Crazy. Sexy. Life.‘ a reality show following the lives of four longtime girlfriends living in Harlem: Kiyah, Bershan, Chenoa and Tiffany. And apparently, Ms. Winfrey has more reality TV plans. This week, the network announced yet another non-scripted show, Houston Beauty. Check out the site’s description:
Hair isn’t the only thing that’s big at Franklin Beauty School! Houston Beauty shines a light on the big dreams, big personalities and even bigger challenges of its students and staff. The Jemison Family has owned and operated Franklin Beauty School for over 98 years, making it one of the oldest beauty schools in the country. They run a tight ship, but they aren’t always prepared for what will walk through their doors. For many of their students, the stakes are high as they have major barriers to overcome in their lives. A cosmetology license would mean a whole new life for them—but only if they can overcome their personal struggles along the way. With the help of Ms. J and her staff, Franklin students are set on a path for success in both cosmetology and life. Ms. J’s tough love inspires students through difficult circumstances and gives them the determination to keep on track to a better future. She is a mother figure to many of her students and is known (sometimes to a fault!) to never give up on them, truly earning the nickname “Mama J.”
Check out the promo:
Houston Beauty on Sunday October 6th at 10/9c and the series premiere Saturday, November 2nd at 10/9c.