Oprah Winfrey's network to infiltrate eating disorder clinics
The Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it will add a new show called Inside Rehab to its prime time lineup when the cable network debuts in January. Over the course of eight episodes, the docu-series will offer “a rare look inside an eating disorder treatment facility where patients face their demons and struggle to come to terms with what’s behind the food.”
“Inside Rehabtakes viewers into the world of eating disorders in a raw and transformative way,” said Lisa Erspamer, chief creative officer, in a statement. “Whether you have issues with food or know someone who does, this series offers perspective, hope, and the possibility to see food-based issues in a new light.”
The show was developed by Winfrey’s Harpo Studios and produced by the team behind the docu-series Obsessed. OWN will bow in roughly 80 million homes and will feature shows like Oprah’s Next Chapter, a new one-hour show that will feature Winfrey hitting the road to have “more riveting conversations with the people we all want to hear from, in some very unexpected places,” along with Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind; Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star and Why Not? With Shania Twain.