After an 11-year hiatus and an awkward on-air encounter with her mentor Oprah Winfrey last year, spiritual coach Iyanla Vanzant is poised to make a return to TV.
Vanzant's new show "Fix My Life" is set to debut this fall on Winfrey's OWN Network, with an hour-long sneak peek airing on Saturday, June 2.
"They call this a show, but I'm calling it a workshop," Vanzant says of the show, whose premiere episode tackles a family crisis spanning three generations.
"I believe that the wounds that cut us the deepest and hurt the most are inflicted by the ones that we love," Vanzant says. "I'm here for one purpose -- to support us in remembering the truth of who we are."
Vanzant's personal struggles are the cornerstone of her approach to fixing other's lives, OWN Network says.
In February last year, Vanzant sat face-to-face with Oprah to clear the air about why their relationship abruptly came to an end more than a decade prior, revealing how her life completely fell apart during the hiatus.
According to Oprah.com:
She lost everything, including her home, her marriage, her multimillion-dollar book deals, her fortune and her daughter, Gemmia, who died after battling cancer.
In a show of reconciliation, Vanzant also appeared on an episode of Oprah's weekly Lifeclass webcast last fall, where she coached an audience member on how to bring joy back into her life after divorce. The duo then took their self-help advice on the road for a two-hour special on stopping the pain holding back viewers' lives.
Taped mostly in field with some segments taking place at Harpo Studios in Chicago, "Fix My Life" aims to tackle issues around broken families, love lives, personal mistakes, and family secrets.