Raising Whitley

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Raising Whitley
Raising Whitley Title Card.jpg
Genre Reality
Starring Kym Whitley
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 34
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Craig Piligian
  • Kym Whitley
  • Melodie Calvert
Running time 22 minutes
(Season 1)
42 minutes
(Season 2–)
Production company(s) Pilgrim Studios
Release
Original network Oprah Winfrey Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release April 20, 2013 (2013-04-20) – present
External links
Website

Raising Whitley is an American reality television series that premiered April 20, 2013, on the Oprah Winfrey Network.[1][2][3]

Premise[edit]

Raising Whitley chronicles the daily life of actress-comedian Kym Whitley and her group of friends—whom she refers to as "The Village"—as they raise baby Joshua, the child that Kym unexpectedly gained custody of. Joshua was left to Whitley after a troubled young woman, who she mentored for 15 years, had mysteriously escaped the hospital immediately after giving birth and left behind only Kym's contact information.[4][5]

Production[edit]

It was announced in June 2013 that the Oprah Winfrey Network had ordered a ten-episode second season.[6] Season 2 premiered on January 4, 2014, and expanded to hour-long episodes.[7] On April 29, 2014, OWN announced that Raising Whitley has been renewed for another season.[8] On July 31, 2015 OWN announced that Raising Whitley will return with brand new episodes beginning November 14, 2015.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 8 April 20, 2013 (2013-04-20) June 15, 2013 (2013-06-15)
2 10 January 4, 2014 (2014-01-04) March 8, 2014 (2014-03-08)
3 8 January 3, 2015 (2015-01-03) February 21, 2015 (2015-02-21)
4 8 November 21, 2015 (2015-11-21) January 16, 2016 (2016-01-16)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 1 "Meet Kym Whitley" April 20, 2013 (2013-04-20) 0.78[9]
2 2 "Help Wanted" April 27, 2013 (2013-04-27) 0.63[10]
3 3 "Mama's Manhunt" May 4, 2013 (2013-05-04) 0.39[11]
4 4 "My Two Daddies" May 11, 2013 (2013-05-11) 0.42[12]
5 5 "It Cakes a Village" May 18, 2013 (2013-05-18) 0.49[13]
6 6 "Palm Springs Shimmy" June 1, 2013 (2013-06-01) 0.49[14]
7 7 "Flirting With Disaster" June 8, 2013 (2013-06-08) 0.37[15]
8 8 "Friends With Benefits" June 15, 2013 (2013-06-15) 0.40[16]

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
9 1 "Momma Sexy is Back" January 4, 2014 (2014-01-04) N/A
10 2 "Move Out of My Man-Space" January 11, 2014 (2014-01-11) N/A
11 3 "A Stuffer's Kerfuffle" January 18, 2014 (2014-01-18) N/A
12 4 "The Blind Leading the Blind" January 25, 2014 (2014-01-25) N/A
13 5 "Cleveland Roots" February 1, 2014 (2014-02-01) 0.53[17]
14 6 "Here Today, Gondola Tomorrow" February 8, 2014 (2014-02-08) N/A
15 7 "Enough is a Muff" February 15, 2014 (2014-02-15) N/A
16 8 "The Last Straw" February 22, 2014 (2014-02-22) N/A
17 9 "Joshua's Birthmother" March 1, 2014 (2014-03-01) N/A
18 10 "What's Best for Joshua?" March 8, 2014 (2014-03-08) 0.78[18]

Season 3 (2015)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
19 1 "Growing Up Whitley" January 3, 2015 (2015-01-03) 0.54[19]
20 2 "Wendell's Struggle" January 10, 2015 (2015-01-10) 0.60[20]
21 3 "One Night Only" January 17, 2015 (2015-01-17) N/A
22 4 "Rodney's Remorse" January 24, 2015 (2015-01-24) 0.50[21]
23 5 "Runaway Bride" January 31, 2015 (2015-01-31) 0.46[22]
24 6 "My Baby’s Going to School" February 7, 2015 (2015-02-07) 0.45[23]
25 7 "Harold’s Big Break" February 14, 2015 (2015-02-14) N/A
26 8 "Beauty Shop Returns" February 21, 2015 (2015-02-21) N/A

Season 4 (2015-16)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
27 1 "The Whitley Intervention: Part 1" November 21, 2015 (2015-11-21) 0.66[24]
28 2 "The Whitley Intervention: Part 2" November 28, 2015 (2015-11-28) 0.49[25]
29 3 "To Z or Not to Z" December 5, 2015 (2015-12-05) 0.56[26]
30 4 "My Baby’s Turning Four!" December 12, 2015 (2015-12-12) 0.53[27]
31 5 "Mickey Don’t Play" December 26, 2015 (2015-12-26) 0.53[28]
32 6 "Village Vacation" January 2, 2016 (2016-01-02) 0.63[29]
33 7 "Movin’ On Up" January 9, 2016 (2016-01-09) 0.62[30]
34 8 "Telling Joshua" January 16, 2016 (2016-01-16) 0.51[31]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2014 20th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Reality Show Nominated
2016 22nd Annual NAMIC Vision Awards Reality Show Nominated

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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