*OWN has given an eight-episode series order to “The Book of John” (working title), a weekly one-hour reality series to follow the life of John Gray, associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s world-famous Lakewood Church in Houston.
“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.”
The series will join the network’s popular Saturday night programming lineup this spring.
The network also announced it has renewed its Saturday night reality series “For Peete’s Sake,” featuring actress Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete, for eight additional episodes and has ordered 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.
No word if the drama surrounding Miss Robbie’s copyright infringement lawsuit against her son Tim Norman will be included in the upcoming season.