Country of origin
No. of seasons
No. of episodes
40 to 43 minutes
Oprah Winfrey Network
480i ( SDTV)
1080i ( HDTV)
February 16, 2013
– March 23, 2013
is an American Blackboard Wars reality documentary television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network that premiered on Saturday February 16, 2013, at 9/8c. [1 ]
Premise [ edit ]
The series encompasses
John McDonogh High School, a school stricken with violence and failing academic performance, as they work to transform the school into the best it's been in years. Steve Barr and new principal Marvin Thompson have trained the new staff to maintain a standard for student behavior and daily attendance all the while providing a safe environment. Viewers also see challenges the staff face as their students struggle with a range of emotionally demanding obstacles which includes teenage pregnancy, gang violence, homelessness and drug abuse. [2 ] [3 ]
Dr. Marvin Thompson - Principal [4 ]
- CEO of charter organization Steve Barr Future is Now Schools. [4 ]
Ms. Baye Cobb - Math Teacher [4 ]
Ms. Emily Wilcox - Math Teacher [4 ]
Ms. Irnessa Marie Campbell - Head of the Math Department [4 ]
Ms. Neisha Riley - Student Counselor [4 ]
Episodes [ edit ]
February 16, 2013
March 23, 2013
Season 1 (2013) [ edit ]
Awards and Nominations [ edit ]
2013 CableFAX’s Program & Top Ops Awards - Best Show or Series Documentary – Other – NOMINATION
[11 ] 2013 CableFAX’s Program & Top Ops Awards - Best Show or Series – Professions – WINNER
[12 ] Fall 2013 CINE Golden Eagle – Televised Reality Division – Verite/Lifestyle – WINNER
[13 ] 2014 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards – BRONZE MEDAL WINNER
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "New Original Docu-Series 'Blackboard Wars' Premieres Saturday, March 2 on OWN". TV by the Numbers . Retrieved . February 13, 2013
^ "OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces New Original Programming for 2013". the Futon Critic . Retrieved . February 13, 2013
^ "New Original Docu-Series "Blackboard Wars" Premieres Saturday, March 2 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network". the Futon Critic . Retrieved . February 12, 2013
^ a b c d e f "Cast Biographies". Oprah Winfrey Network . Retrieved . February 24, 2013
^ Bibel, Sara (February 20, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Wins Night, 'NBA All Star Game', 'Real Housewives of Atlanta', 'Ax Men', 'Shameless', 'Bar Rescue' & More". TV by the Numbers.
^ Bibel, Sara (February 26, 2013). "Sunday Cable Ratings: 'The Walking Dead' Wins Night + 'Live From the Red Carpet, 'Ax Men', 'Bar Rescue', 'Shameless', & More". TV by the Numbers.
^ "Saturday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Tops Charts with College Basketball Doubleheader". the Futon Critic. March 6, 2013.
^ "Saturday's Cable Ratings: College Basketball, "Wendell & Vinnie" Top Viewers". the Futon Critic. March 13, 2013.
^ "Saturday's Cable Ratings: College Basketball, UFC Prelims Top Demos". The Futon Critic. March 20, 2013.
^ "Saturday's Cable Ratings: NCAA Coverage, "Kids' Choice Awards" Top Charts". The Futon Critic. March 26, 2013.