Friday, November 18, 2011
Oprah Orders 10 More Episodes of ‘Welcome To Sweetie Pies’
According to media Guru, Jawn Murray, Oprah’s struggling OWN Network has ordered up 10 more episodes of its #1 rated show ‘Welcome To Sweetie Pies’.
According to STLToday.com, ‘Sweeties’ averages 388,000 viewers per episode, up 73 percent from a year earlier.
The show follows owner Robbie Montgomery — a former original back-up singer for Ike & Tina Turner — as she serves her mother’s soul food recipes at her popular St Louis-based “Sweetie Pie’s restaurant.
Miss Robbie, who at age 72 has never been married, was in Atlanta yesterday attending the 2011 Soul Train Awards with her family. Her oldest son, Tim, who helps run the business, told blogger Tami of Talkingwithtami.com that he was incarcerated for 10 years and turned his life around when he got out. Tim and his girlfriend, Jenae, have a son who was born prematurely during taping of the show [Thanks, iscream].