OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) April 2013 Highlights

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) is in full bloom this April, with the series premiere of Life with La Toya, a candid look inside the life of the outspoken Jackson sibling. Also, viewers won’t want to miss out on new episodes of Iyanla: Fix My Life, Oprah’s Next Chapter, Oprah: Where Are They Now? and Blackboard WarsLIFE WITH LA TOYA – SERIES PREMIERE
Life With La Toya gets up close and personal with La Toya Jackson as she juggles the many demands of her famous family, her lifelong friends and her growing entertainment business empire. Known as the outspoken one, La Toya is so much more: the fun-loving aunt, devoted daughter, peacemaking sister and a woman looking for love, and maybe even a family of her own. Life with La Toya premieres Monday, April 15 at 9 p.m. ET. To view the trailer, click here.

Iyanla Vanzant, accomplished author, inspirational speaker, talk show host and living testament to the value in life’s valleys and the power of acting on faith; goes behind closed doors and deep inside the most private parts of people’s lives for emotional, riveting conversations. Season 2 features powerful episodes with multi-platinum rapper and actor DMX and former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield.  In the season premiere, Iyanla travels to DMX’s hometown of Yonkers, New York. Things go awry as DMX’s emotions run high and his temper takes over. In the second episode, Iyanla works with reality star Sheree Whitfield on her relationship with her ex-husband, former NFL star Bob Whitfield. Iyanla sits down with the couple to talk about the role of co-parenting in spite of their contentious divorce. Secrets are revealed, truths are uncovered and emotions run high as Sheree and Bob reveal how they really feel about each other. The 90-minute season premiere of Iyanla: Fix My Life airs Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. ET. New 60-minute episodes of the series will air in the regular timeslot Mondays at 8 p.m. ET beginning April 22. The series is produced by Harpo Studios and executive produced by Jill Van Lokeren, Jon Sinclair and Terry Goulder. Viewers can join the conversation on Twitter using #IyanlaFixMyLife.

Oprah’s Next Chapter is the primetime series featuring Oprah Winfrey as she steps outside of the studio for riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. Oprah’s Next Chapter is produced by Harpo Studios. New episodes of Oprah’s Next Chapter air Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.

Oprah: Where Are They Now? offers a revealing, never-before-seen look into the private lives of the some of the biggest newsmakers and most memorable Oprah show guests of all time. This season includes Dennis Rodman, “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, Gennifer Flowers, Sinbad, Marion Jones, Sex And The City novelist Candace Bushnell, Omarosa from The Apprentice, Starsky and Hutch actor Paul Michael Glaser, Mike Tyson, and Trista and Ryan Sutter from The Bachelorette. Find out where they are now and how their lives have changed after sudden fame and notoriety turned their worlds upside down. New episodes of Oprah: Where Are They Now? air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET

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 the students amidst intense scrutiny from the community. New episodes of Blackboard Wars air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, with the finale airing Wednesday, April 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

All times ET.