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OWN orders La Toya Jackson reality series

'Life With La Toya' to premiere in 2013

OWN has ordered a reality series that centers on singer La Toya Jackson.

Titled “Life With La Toya,” show will give viewers an up close and personal look at Jackson’s lifestyle as she juggles the many demands of her famous family, finding time for lifelong friends and dealing with a growing entertainment business empire.

Series, to be produced by World of Wonder with Ja-Tail Television, is set to premiere in 2013. Exec producers are Jackson, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Jeremy Simmons, Jeffré Phillips and Charles Cook.

Bailey and Barbato have worked with the cabler before, serving as exec producers on docu “Becoming Chaz” – the transformation of Chaz Bono from a woman to a man.

Jackson is the fifth child of a family that consists of nine siblings.

“I am so pleased to be working with television legend Oprah Winfrey and to be a part of the OWN family,” Jackson said. “This will be one of the most exciting adventures of my life.”

OWN co-president Sheri Salata said the docuseries had been in development for months, while adding, “We are delighted to work with La Toya to bring this new show to OWN viewers.”

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