OWN Pulls Reality Show About Father of 34 Children

Jay Williams: OWN Pulls Reality Series
Courtesy of OWN

OWN has scrapped plans to air a reality series centered around the life of Jay Williams, the Atlanta-based music producer who is also a father to 34 children by 17 women.

“OWN has decided not to move forward with the Jay Williams docu-series,” the network said in a statement. “The series aimed to follow Jay as he worked to put his life and fractured relationships in order and to hold him accountable every step of the way. The intention was to help Jay work to establish new connections with his family, his children and the mothers of his children. Production has ended and the series will not air.”

Williams gained notoriety — and spawned some controversy — when he appeared on OWN’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” a series centering on the life coach and relationship expert. His series would have been a spinoff from his “Iyanla” segment and had a planned September premiere. It was to be produced by OWN and Evolution Media.

OWN did not elaborate on why the series was pulled.

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  1. response99 says:

    They should put his penis in the Smithsonian Museum. What is wrong with these women

  2. W tym systemie solary można zamontować zarówno podczas układania pokrycia,
    jak też później – na gotowym dachu.

  3. Sandy Muller says:

    Ahhhh stereotypes.

  4. Dunstan says:

    Had this show aired, it might have set the bar even lower than it already is for most “reality” television shows. If only we could get rid of Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, it would be an amazing trifecta of crap removal.

  5. robRmh says:

    Obviously a polygamist, did this man financially support these children? why must men wish to have so many children?

  6. chris says:

    why oprah…WHY???? pull the plug? awesome portrayal of an african american guy?!
    #role #model

  7. the real "reality" is says:

    OWN needs to re-group. And I don’t mean with this one.

  8. GRH says:

    Jay Williams’ show got pulled. Jay should have pulled something else.

    • Donna says:

      OWN is the new Tyler Perry network, Oprah has sunk to a new low just to keep the network running so she won’t have failed at something. I had high hopes for this channel but I avoid it like a plague except Sunday mornings.

  9. Yikes O says:

    Paging Jerry Springer!

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