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Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Oprah Winfrey Adds 6 New Shows To OWN; Will This Boost Ratings?

The Oprah Winfrey Network has seen a bit of a ratings increase after a major employee shake up and the cancellation of Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show. Now in an attempt to further boost the struggling network’s viewership, six new shows have been added to its summer line up.

According to Cleveland.com, the new series include:

Are You Normal, America? (premiering 9 p.m. Monday, June 4), a game show “that will help viewers figure out how normal (or not) they are,” the network says. A sneak preview will air after the returning “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on Sunday, June 3rd.

Lives on Fire (9 p.m. Friday, June 8), which follows “four remarkable female firefighters who risk their lives battling California’s most dangerous disasters.”

Million Dollar Neighborhood (Saturday, June 9, at 9 p.m.), in which a debt-ridden town tries to increase its net worth by $1 million in three months.

Real Life: The Musical (June 9 at 10 p.m.), an amateur will get professional singing and choreography help to stage a live “flash musical” to surprise someone special (think wedding proposals, declarations of love, and the like).

Super Saver Showdown (sometime in July), will feature “two bargain hunters competing to see whose coupon clipping, super saving and DIY skills are tops when planning stylish events on a budget.”

• Lovetown, USA (August), where matchmakers Paul Carrick Brunson and Kailen Rosenberg will spend 30 days to “help six singles find love and transform the town with kindness and forgiveness.”

Do you think this is a winning line up or will the Oprah Winfrey Network continue to lose money?

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