Iyanla: Fix My Life

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Iyanla: Fix My Life
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Genre Reality
Presented by Iyanla Vanzant
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 47
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Jill Van Lokeren
  • Jon Sinclair
  • Iyanla Vanzant
Running time 41 to 44 minutes
Production company(s) Harpo Studios
Broadcast
Original channel Oprah Winfrey Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15) – present
External links
Website

Iyanla: Fix My Life is an American reality television series hosted by life coach and relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant on the Oprah Winfrey Network. A sneak preview episode aired on June 2, 2012, and the series debuted with a two-part series premiere on September 15 and September 16, 2012.[1]

Background[edit]

Iyanla: Fix My Life features Vanzant helping people overcome difficulties in their lives. Each episode focuses on a specific problem posed by the story of one guest (or group of guests), with pre-taped production pieces at the guest's home and interviews with Iyanla that provide commentary throughout the show. Iyanla attempts to bring a different perspective to the situation and updates are provided to viewers at the close of each episode regarding the guest's progress since the date of filming.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 13 September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15) November 24, 2012 (2012-11-24)
2 6 April 13, 2013 (2013-04-13) May 18, 2013 (2013-05-18)
3 12 July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27) December 14, 2013 (2013-12-14)
4 16 May 10, 2014 (2014-05-10) October 18, 2014 (2014-10-18)

Season 1 (2012)[edit]

The first season of Iyanla: Fix My Life aired weekly on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturdays at 10/9c. A sneak preview episode aired on June 2, 2012, with the two-part series premiere on September 15, 2012, and September 16, 2012.

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "Fix My Broken Family" June 2, 2012 (2012-06-02) 0.38[2]
In the sneak preview episode, Iyanla hits the road to help a family in crisis. She lays the foundation for healing as she helps three generations of women—Bernetta, Brenda and Corrine—begin to tell the truth. Iyanla provides the tools to restore mother-daughter relationships and offers advice on how to keep lines of communication open.
2 2 "Fix My Reality Star Life: Part 1" September 15, 2012 (2012-09-15) 1.12[3]
In the series premiere, Iyanla travels to Miami to visit Evelyn Lozada, star of Basketball Wives, weeks before the headline making news of the alleged domestic violence incident between her and her NFL star husband, Chad Ochocinco Johnson. To be continued...
3 3 "Fix My Reality Star Life: Part 2" September 16, 2012 (2012-09-16) 1.59[4]
In Part 2 of the series premiere, Iyanla heads to New York to support Evelyn Lozada, star of Basketball Wives, after the headline making news of the alleged domestic abuse incident between her and husband, Chad Ochocinco Johnson.
4 4 "Fix My Family Secret" September 22, 2012 (2012-09-22) 0.45[5]
Iyanla heads to Dallas, Texas to help a local DJ and his mother heal from a secret that has torn them apart. Iyanla will work with the son to forgive his mother for lying to him about the identity of his biological father.
5 5 "Fix My Mistake" September 29, 2012 (2012-09-29) 0.54[6]
Iyanla heads to Battle Creek, Nebraska to help heal a family in crisis. She works with a mother who has run away from her family after having an affair. Now three years later, the mom is desperate to re-connect with her two sons and ex-husband.
6 6 "Fix My Backstabbing Friends" October 6, 2012 (2012-10-06) 0.65[7]
Iyanla dishes out relationship advice to the bloggers of Six Brown Chicks.
7 7 "Fix My Absent Father" October 13, 2012 (2012-10-13) 0.53[8]
Iyanla helps four adult siblings deal with complicated emotions about their drug-addicted father, who was in prison for most of their lives.
8 8 "Fix My Feuding Sisters" October 20, 2012 (2012-10-20) 0.55[9]
Iyanla works with estranged sisters after their mother's death.
9 9 "Fix My Transgender Life" October 27, 2012 (2012-10-27) 0.47[10]
Iyanla advises a transgender man in Los Angeles who is struggling to get his father to accept him.
10 10 "Fix My Love Life" November 3, 2012 (2012-11-03) 0.56[11]
Iyanla shows single women how to pull back the curtain on their broken relationships, let go of the lies that are holding them back and start facing the truth about themselves and their dating patterns. What men want and what women need is also discussed.
11 11 "Fix My Cheating Husband" November 10, 2012 (2012-11-10) 0.95[12]
Iyanla stops in Shreveport, Louisiana to help a couple in turmoil. A married pastor says that he has had affairs with women in his church and fathered a child with one of his mistresses. His wife says she is contemplating divorce and needs to make a decision.
12 12 "Fix My Celebrity Life" November 13, 2012 (2012-11-13) 0.91[13]
Iyanla heads to Los Angeles to support actress Maia Campbell, best known for her TV role as Tiffany on In the House. Through the years, Maia has struggled with addiction and was publicly humiliated when shocking videos of her hit the internet.
13 13 "Fix My Blended Family" November 24, 2012 (2012-11-24) 0.65[14]
In the season finale, a blended family with relationship issues get counsel from Iyanla.

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

The second season of Iyanla: Fix My Life aired weekly on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturdays at 9/8c. Season 2 premiered on April 13, 2013, with a special 90-minute episode featuring DMX.

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
14 1 "Fix My Rap Star Life" April 13, 2013 (2013-04-13) 1.41[15]
Iyanla travels to DMX's hometown of Yonkers, New York. Things go awry as DMX's emotions run high and his temper takes over. She also sits down with DMX’s 19-year old son, Xavier and his estranged wife, Tashera.
15 2 "Fix My Celebrity Ex-Spouse" April 20, 2013 (2013-04-20) 0.98[16]
Iyanla works with former Real Housewives of Atlanta 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.
16 3 "Fix My Diva Life" April 27, 2013 (2013-04-27) 0.80[17]
Iyanla travels to Stockbridge, Georgia to help the family of popular radio personality "Sasha the Diva", who is caught in the middle of a rocky relationship between her 42-year-old husband of two-years, Kevin, and her 17-year-old son, Dominique.
17 4 "Fix My Broken Mother" May 4, 2013 (2013-05-04) 0.39[18]
Iyanla travels to Birmingham, Alabama to visit daughters Kim and Annette, whose relationship with their mother Charlene is at a breaking point.
18 5 "Fix My Sexless Marriage" May 11, 2013 (2013-05-11) 0.52[19]
Iyanla works with Tiffany and Nick, a couple from Knoxville, Tennessee who say that they are trapped in a sexless marriage.
19 6 "Fix My Overweight Family" May 18, 2013 (2013-05-18) 0.66[20]
Iyanla works with members of the acclaimed gospel group The Anointed Pace Sisters who are all fighting the same lifelong battle with weight.

Season 3 (2013)[edit]

The third season of Iyanla: Fix My Life aired weekly on the Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturdays at 9/8c. Season 3 premiered on July 27, 2013, with an episode featuring R&B recording artist Syleena Johnson. Season 3 returned on November 2, 2013, with an episode featuring football player Terrell Owens.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
20 1 "Fix My R&B Family" July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27) 0.81[21]
Iyanla travels to Atlanta, Georgia to help mend the volatile relationship between R&B recording artist and reality TV star Syleena Johnson and her mother.
21 2 "Fix My Full House" August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03) 0.77[22]
Iyanla supports fourteen family members living in chaos and pain under one roof.
22 3 "Fix My Raging Spouse" August 10, 2013 (2013-08-10) 0.43[23]
Iyanla travels to Miami to counsel a couple on the brink of divorce and their two daughters caught in the middle.
23 4 "Fix My Hoop Star Life" August 17, 2013 (2013-08-17) 0.57[24]
Iyanla travels to Atlanta to support retired WNBA professional basketball player Chamique Holdsclaw, as she struggles with personal demons.
24 5 "Fix My Suburban Lie" August 24, 2013 (2013-08-24) 0.67[25]
Iyanla helps parents Traci and Andre, both overwhelmed by disappointment in the life choices of their two adult children.
25 6 "Fix My Football Star Life" November 2, 2013 (2013-11-02) 0.97[26]
Iyanla supports NFL star Terrell Owens as he works through a personal crisis.
26 7 "Fix My Secret Addiction" November 9, 2013 (2013-11-09) 0.83[27]
Iyanla counsels a 28-year-old meth addict.
27 8 "Fix My Abusive Marriage" November 16, 2013 (2013-11-16) 0.75[28]
Iyanla travels to Dallas to help a wife as she confronts her abusive husband.
28 9 "Fix My Dysfunctional Sisterhood" November 23, 2013 (2013-11-23) 0.73[29]
Iyanla provides support as two San Antonio sisters work through a feud that began years earlier.
29 10 "Fix My Fractured Family" November 30, 2013 (2013-11-30) 0.73[30]
Iyanla counsels a couple with three children, as they work on their troubled marriage.
30 11 "Fix My Secret Affair" December 7, 2013 (2013-12-07) 0.63[31]
Iyanla travels to Detroit to support a married couple who are dealing with dishonesty and infidelity.
31 12 "Fix My Fatherless Family" December 14, 2013 (2013-12-14) 0.73[32]
Iyanla helps two brothers to confront their absentee father, who they claim hid a secret for nearly 40 years.

Season 4 (2014)[edit]

The fourth season of Iyanla: Fix My Life began airing on Saturday May 10, 2014 at 9/8c, with an episode featuring Saigon and Erica Jean from the reality series Love & Hip Hop.

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
32 1 "Fix My Celebrity Parenting Nightmare" May 10, 2014 (2014-05-10) 0.62[33]
Iyanla helps the stars of Love & Hip Hop to co-parent respectfully with one another.
33 2 "Fix My 600-Pound Secret" May 17, 2014 (2014-05-17) N/A
Iyanla counsels a 600 lb. woman as she attempts to leave her bed for the first time in years.
34 3 "Fix My Toxic Family Business" May 24, 2014 (2014-05-24) 0.56[34]
Iyanla supports sisters as they address their dysfunctional relationship.
35 4 "Fix My Freeloading Family" May 31, 2014 (2014-05-31) N/A
Iyanla provides guidance for an overcrowded family household.
36 5 "Fix My Double Life" June 7, 2014 (2014-06-07) 0.62[35]
Iyanla works with a cheating husband, who has led a double life for twenty years, and helps him come to terms with his family.
37 6 "Fix My Angry Father" June 14, 2014 (2014-06-14) N/A
Iyanla provides support for a father with anger and alcohol problems.
38 7 "Fix My Family Love Triangle" June 21, 2014 (2014-06-21) N/A
Iyanla helps a woman and her mother-in-law see eye to eye.
39 8 "Fix My Headline-Making Mistake" June 28, 2014 (2014-06-28) 0.67[36]
Iyanla counsels a family that is devastated after a husband's affair.
40 9 "Special Report: Healing in Ferguson" August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26) N/A
Iyanla takes a trip to Ferguson, Missouri to empower citizens and help them formulate a plan for peace and healing in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown.
41 10 "Fix My Father With 34 Children, Part I" September 6, 2014 (2014-09-06) N/A
Iyanla Vanzant provides support for a 44-year-old video producer, Jay, who has fathered 34 children with 17 different women, in addition to adopting 9 other children.
42 11 "Fix My Father With 34 Children, Part II" September 13, 2014 (2014-09-13) 0.86 [37]
Iyanla meets with Jay’s mother, sisters and some of the mothers of Jay’s children. Then, she connects with some of Jay's adult children.
43 12 "Fix My Father With 34 Children, Part III" September 20, 2014 (2014-09-20) 1.15 [38]
Iyanla brings Jay together with a few of the mothers, who confront him on the mixed messages he's been sending all of them. Next, Jay meets with his son and father.
44 13 "Fix My Father With 34 Children: Follow-Up Special" September 27, 2014 (2014-09-27) N/A
Iyanla hosts a follow-up special to her "mega-fix" by tackling the issue of wounded women settling for wounded men.
45 14 "Fix My Father With 34 Children: Jay Returns" October 4, 2014 (2014-10-04) N/A
In Part 2 of a follow-up special, Iyanla meets with Jay and moderates an in-studio discussion with a group of men about love, infidelity and the responsibilities of being a father.
46 15 "Fix My Father With 34 Children: Jay Returns, The Reaction" October 11, 2014 (2014-10-11) 0.65[39]
Iyanla continues an in-studio discussion with a group of men about love, infidelity and the responsibilities of being a father.
47 16 "Fix My Father With 34 Children: Jay Returns, Season Finale" October 18, 2014 (2014-10-18) TBA
Iyanla continues an in-studio discussion with a group of men about love, infidelity and the responsibilities of being a father.

Reception[edit]

Iyanla, Fix My Life debuted to largely positive reviews by critics. As writer and columnist Nancy Colasurdo proclaimed, Fix My Life is "what "reality" television can be. It’s what it should be. Reaching for our best selves. Focusing on what can make our lives meaningful. Learning from others’ mistakes because they are so often our own. Having hard conversations." Colasurdo further recognizes Vanzant's gutsy, honest approach to handling difficult situations.[40]

Critic Jon Caramanica proposes that Vanzant possesses "a mystical air but with a deeply grounded approach. She speaks in a soothing, encouraging voice, makes phenomenal eye contact and has an evident distaste for polish. Iyanla: Fix My Life is Intervention and daytime talk distilled to core principles. Much of the show is given over to long, hard conversations, shot up close, a tactic of discomfort." He goes on to critique that "her truth-teller presentation can go overboard at times: In a later episode, she literally ties family members together with string to illustrate how bonds work, then uses scissors to emphasize a point about abandonment. But mostly, it’s bracing watching her poke holes in the delusions of her charges."[41]

Ratings[edit]

Zap2it reported that "the premiere of the new original series Iyanla: Fix My Life with life coach Iyanla Vanzant scored 1.18 W25-54 rating and 1,136,000 million viewers ranking No.2 in its time period in W25-54 among all ad-supported cable networks. The series posted triple digit growth (+808% W25-54, +952% total viewers) versus year ago numbers and built in the half hour, growing +5%. The premiere, which featured Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada, continued ratings momentum with part two scoring 1.73 W25-54 rating and 1,590,000 million total viewers, ranking No,3 in its time period among ad-supported cable in W25-54 and W18-49, posting quadruple digit growth (+1231% W25-54, +1506% total viewers) versus year ago numbers. The Sunday episode also ranked No.1 in the time slot across all broadcast and cable with African-American W25-54 (9.66) and W18-49 (9.12)."[42]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2014 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Reality Series Won
Gracie Awards Outstanding Host- Entertainment/ Information Won
20th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Reality Show- Social Issues Nominated

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