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[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[04/02/13 - 06:07 PM]
Q1 in Review: How 280 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date for the first quarter of 2013.

[02/27/13 - 01:16 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Scores 13 Consecutive Months of Year-Over-Year Ratings Growth
OWN spins the numbers for the month to date.

[02/12/13 - 10:00 AM]
New Original Series "Blackboard Wars" Will Premiere This Saturday, February 16 at 9 P.M. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The newcomer will bow two weeks early to take advantage of a special "Oprah's Next Chapter" that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[01/30/13 - 12:48 PM]
New Original Docu-Series "Blackboard Wars" Premieres Saturday, March 2 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The six-episode series depicts the dramatic transformation of New Orleans' John McDonogh High School.

[01/05/13 - 09:07 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces New Original Programming for 2013
Highlights include Tyler Perry's scripted series "The Haves And The Have Nots" and "Love Thy Neighbor," both premiering Wednesday, May 29.







BLACKBOARD WARS (OWN)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/16/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 3/23/13; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from OWN's press release, February 2013) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to premiere the new original docu-series "Blackboard Wars," depicting the dramatic transformation of New Orleans' John McDonogh High School, this Saturday, February 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (previously March 2). The premiere will immediately follow a special "Oprah's Next Chapter" at 8 p.m. ET/PT featuring Winfrey's interview with Beyoncé about the making of her upcoming documentary "Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream." "Blackboard Wars" centers on a high school tarnished by failing academic performance and stigmatized by a culture of violence. Granted unprecedented access, cameras go behind the scenes to follow no-nonsense principal Dr. Marvin Thompson and education maverick Steve Barr as they embark together on an unpredictable mission to reinvent and revive the struggling school. Throughout the series, viewers will witness the daily challenges the staff face as their students struggle with a range of emotionally demanding obstacles including homelessness, violence, drug use and teenage pregnancy. Tensions mount as teachers work to earn the trust of thestudents amidst intense scrutiny from the community.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Marvin Thompson
· Steve Barr
CREW INFORMATION:
· Eddie Barbini as EP
· Jeff Kuntz as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Discovery Studios