*Iyanla Vanzant returns to OWN next month with brand new episodes of her award winning series “Iyanla: Fix My Life.”
First up for the spiritual life coach is former rapper Turk of Hot Boys fame. At 21 years old, Turk had platinum albums, money was abundant, and he had fallen in love with his new girlfriend, Erica. But just two months after meeting her, Turk’s life fell apart when he was involved in a shootout with police at his home.
Four years after his release, Turk and his wife Erica are struggling to save their marriage from Turk’s deep-seated paranoia stemming from the shooting and his fear that his former acquaintances are determined to get revenge.
Iyanla travels to Memphis to work with the couple, and aso helps Erica find her own identity, which was lost through the multiple traumas she has suffered since first meeting Turk. Ultimately, Iyanla works to uncover the layers of trauma in both of their lives that have prevented them from moving forward.
The Turk episode, titled Rapper’s Remorse, premieres Saturday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Below, a First Look at the new season of “Iyanla: Fix My Life”:
Below, more details of future episodes:
Saturday, October 7 and October 14 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
Episode: Childhood Rape: Male Survivors (Part 1 and Part 2)
In an emotional two-part episode, Iyanla works with five men who were sexually abused as children, helping them stand in their truth so that they can finally begin to move forward in their lives. Not only have they endured unthinkable childhood abuse, but they have also been blamed time and time again by their loved ones and peers for their own pain. Iyanla challenges the group to share the details of their story in front of one another – their peers – in order to begin the healing process.
Saturday, October 21, October 28 and November 4 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
Episode: Marriage in Crisis (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)
In a three-part episode, Iyanla brings together three couples whose marriages are on the brink of collapse. Some are separated, some are struggling with infidelity and others are still stumbling to discover who they are as individuals. They all have one thing in common, however, they are desperate to save their relationships and Iyanla is their last hope. Through extensive evaluation, Iyanla works to diagnose the troubles in each of the couples’ marriages, and is determined to help them find a fix — even if the fix ends in divorce.
Saturday, November 11 and Saturday, November 18
Episode: Of Murders and Men (Part 1 and Part 2)
In an emotional two-part season finale, Iyanla works with four formerly incarcerated men who have been unable to find solace outside the prison walls that once confined them. Each one was convicted of a murder charge, and each one has been released from prison after serving their debts to society, but they are still incarcerated inside their minds and spirits. Iyanla then recruits Shaka Senghor, a criminal justice activist and New York Times bestselling author, to speak with the men about his own history with incarceration and struggles after his release.