Will OWN’s New Show Depict Black Women In a Positive Way?


By: Krystle Crossman

The Oprah Winfrey Network is known for shows such as Oprah, Deliver Me, and Sweetie’s Pies. Now there is a new reality show that is being added to the mix. It is called “Crazy.S*xy.Life”. The show follows four women from Harlem, New York a la “S*x in the City”. The show includes a woman named Kiyah who is a celebrity hairstylist who brings three other women, Chenoa, Tiffany, and Bershan together. They have all been friends for over ten years, two are married, two are single.

The show focuses on the relationship dynamics of these four black women and has an absence of drama that is often seen in other reality shows. This is how it has an edge over so many other reality shows. It shows how women in the black community have real relationships.

Kiyah has a 27 year old boyfriend. She knows that her clock is ticking to have a child, but her boyfriend doesn’t seem to hear that clock as loudly as she does.

Chenoa is a professional photographer and stay at home mother. She put her photography on hold for her family. Sadly due to all of the fertility treatments that she needed to have that family they are now $150,000 in debt with medical bills. She is unsure if she wants a traditional marriage anymore because of this debt.

Both Tiffany and Bershan have survived breast cancer. They are not great friends however, despite this very major life even that they both experienced. Bershan is married to a very wealthy man but doesn’t like giving up her independent personality. Tiffany is single and enjoys her art loft in Soho. She doesn’t believe in being co-dependent and is a very free spirit.

A sneak peak of the show will air on September 3rd, 2013 after “The Haves and Have Nots”. The show itself will not actually air until 2014.



  1. It should be real. If that means at times it is not positive, then that is life. It should show that black women are like all other women with the good, the bad and the ugly.

  2. If they’re not jumping over tables and beating up on each other, cussing each other out and sneaking around with the other lades’s man, it will not make it. We don’t like to see rational and sane women of any race.Maybe OWN will make a difference.

  3. Krystle Crossman, it’s “Sweetie Pie’s.” Is that so difficult? “Sweetie’s Pies” means something altogether different.

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