The network also announced it has renewed popular Saturday night docu-series “For Peete’s Sake,” from Tremendous! Entertainment featuring actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, for eight additional episodes and has ordered from Pilgrim Media Group 13 additional episodes of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” the hit series and two-time NAACP Image Award winner centered on restaurant owner Miss Robbie Montgomery and her family.
“Pastor Gray’s unique blend of humor and heart will make for a great series,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN.” “We are excited for him to join our Saturday night family and thrilled to order new episodes from the Peetes and Sweetie Pie’s.”
OWN is consistently a top network for African-American women on Saturday night. “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” is the most-watched docu-series in OWN history and during its most recent season was Saturday night’s #1 original cable series among African-American women. During its first season “For Peete’s Sake” was Saturday night’s #1 original cable series among African-American women.
About “The Book of John” (working title):
“The Book of John” (working title), is a dramedy docu-series featuring the life of John Gray, associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s world-famous Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Known for his loud, hilarious, unconventional and gravitating ways, Gray has traveled the world utilizing his gifts of music, comedy and preaching to help bring people together from all walks of life and share the Gospel in his unique and uncompromising way. In the new series Gray will give viewers intimate access into his home life and world renowned ministry as he helps people in his community overcome life challenges, while facing his own relatable struggles as a husband and father. The series is produced by Leftfield Pictures. Executive producers are David George, Jordana Hochman and Joe Weinstock from Leftfield Pictures, with Rich Wilkerson and Jason Kennedy serving as consulting producers.