OWN Orders ‘Flex & Shanice’ to Series

Reality show following the actor and ’90s pop singer joins Oprah Winfrey Network’s Saturday night lineup

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 4:35 PM

OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) ordered eight episodes of reality series “Flex & Shanice.”

The weekly show follows husband and wife — actor Flex Alexander (“One on One”) and ’90s pop singer Shanice (“I Love Your Smile”) — and their extended family, all who live together under one roof.

A sneak preview on May 31 10 p.m. delivered 25 percent growth in the network’s key women 25-54 demo in the time period compared to a year ago.

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The series joins OWN’s Saturday night line-up, which includes “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” “Six Little McGhees,” “Deion’s Family Playbook,” “Life with La Toya,” “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” and “Raising Whitley.”

“Saturday nights on OWN have become the place to be for viewers seeking great family entertainment, and we are pleased to share the newest members of our family with our audience,” said Sheri Salata, president, OWN. “Flex, Shanice and their big, loud, loving brood are not unlike many families today who have combined resources in order to get through some tough times. Seeing how their love, laughter, and enduring faith in one another makes even the most challenging of days worthwhile is both entertaining and inspiring. We think our viewers are really going to connect with them.”