When Iyanla sat down with Oprah last year to clear the air about why she fell off the face of the Oprah universe, Iyanla’s fans began to hope that a show for the spiritual guru would be in the works. Now the former Oprah stand-in and host of her own Barbara Walter’s produced show will have another chance to heal the hearts and minds of America. Her upcoming show, tentatively titled “Iyanla Fix My Life,” will air on OWN later this year and follows appearances by the guru on Oprah’s Lifeclass series. Of the new project, Vanzant says:

After much prayer and conscious consideration I am choosing to move forward with this project as my next step in service to the world. I am so humbled and grateful to have this opportunity to do what I love; on a network that gives me the freedom to be myself; working with people who value what I bring to the table; offering to the people I love (that would be you) a consistent dose of something I believe will facilitate and support the personal growth and spiritual evolution of individuals, families and communities.

Following her groveling appearance on Oprah, Iyanla Vanzant’s book made its way to the best-seller list and she was again fully-embraced by the Oprah fold, so it makes sense that the next step would be her own show (even if many could view this as a desperate attempt by OWN to bump up sagging ratings). I remember reading Iyanla’s book In The Meantime in 1999 and taking the advice to focus on myself after ending a relationship, which is a process that I still follow. But I’m curious about how Iyanla’s advice has aged since she last had her own forum for spiritual guidance.

What do you think? Is Iyanla worthwhile as a spiritual guru? Will you watch her show?

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  • Yes I will definitely watch iyanla vanzants program. I was so impressed with In the Meantime that I pirchased over 20 tapes and gave them out to all of my sisters and many women I came in contact with because there was a message on there for all women. I got so many positive reactions from both sisters Nd friends that it brought me to tears. I have been praying and waiting for her return to television. I am so very excited about the.return of the show. PLease keep me posted.

  • Yes Iyanla deserves another chance. I was on her show when she was with Barbara Walters. She was a nice sweet person.

  • Arturo Schultz

    I would love to watch your show, which is why I looked it up when I saw it bon Steve Harvey HOWEVER.. Will not.. I am not paying extra to see OWN.. Sorry, not worth the cable charge. Ms Winfrey had our support from DAY 1 when she arrived in Chicago.. While I am happy she is doing what she wants and wish her success, she snubbed Chicago and America and because her network is in red ink up to it’s ears does not mean we will bail her out. she doesn’t even have the show on her own Network that MADE HER ! Sorry.