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[02/24/11 - 02:23 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Second Season Pick Up for Original Series "Our America with Lisa Ling"
The new season will include six investigative specials in the series.

[via press release from OWN]

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK ANNOUNCES SECOND SEASON PICK UP FOR ORIGINAL SERIES "OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING"

Announcement Comes As Series' Second Episode Grows 24% From Its Premiere Week

Los Angeles, CA --- OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has picked up a second season of the popular doc-series "Our America with Lisa Ling" (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT), it was announced today by Lisa Erspamer, chief creative officer, OWN. The new season will include six investigative specials in the series.

"'Our America's' thought-provoking programming has resonated with our audience," said Erspamer. "In the second season Lisa will dig even deeper into our society covering provocative issues that spark discussion and conversation."

"I am truly elated that OWN's audience has responded to 'Our America,' and I'm thrilled to get the chance to produce more episodes," said series host and executive producer Lisa Ling. "We set out to create shows that don't tell viewers what to think, but rather, to take them along to experience different aspects of this country that we inhabit. It has been a most scintillating journey."

The pick up announcement comes as the series' second episode on Tuesday, February 22 (10 p.m. ET/PT) grew 24% from its premiere week with a .51 W25-54 / 733,000 P2+, ranking #16 in the hour among cable competition.

From religious movements to sex offenders to drug addiction and online brides, "Our America with Lisa Ling" takes viewers along for an in-depth look at some of the most controversial and thought-provoking issues in the United States today. In each episode, Lisa immerses herself into the lives of the people she meets, offering compelling accounts of varied experiences and providing insight into some of our nation's most contentious issues. In sharing these stories, Lisa challenges viewers to understand different perspectives and even question what they themselves have always known to be true in "Our America."

"Our America with Lisa Ling" is produced by part2pictures. Lisa Ling, David Shadrack Smith and Greg Henry are the executive producers.

About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform, and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and www.press.discovery.com/us/own.





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