September 10, 2010 at 05:30 PM EDT

The Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it will air a six-part docu-series titled Finding Sarah that addresses the “personal struggle” of Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. The new series will premiere in the first quarter of 2011.

“Sarah Ferguson will share with our viewers her personal struggle to rebuild her life,” said Lisa Erspamer, OWN’s chief creative officer, in a statement.  “With the help of experts Dr. Phil McGraw, Suze Orman, Martha Beck, and others, The Duchess will open up about her recent public troubles and explore her lifelong battles with weight, relationships, and finances. She will look to put the past behind her and move forward to a positive future.”

Ferguson released a statement of her own: “I’m doing this because I need to heal my mind, body and spirit. After 22 years of raising my two amazing daughters, it’s time for me to mother myself. My hope is that sharing my journey will help someone else.”

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