“Why Not?“, the docu-reality series chronicling country-pop superstar Shania Twain‘s “emotional journey from heartbreak back to the top,” has been given a start date of May 8 on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
In a double-scoop of programming meant to define the new network, Twain’s premiere episode will follow the season finale of “The Judds,” which stars Nashville icons, Naomi and Wynonna Judd. From the first look offered from OWN’s website , “Why Not?” seems like TV’s equivalent of a country song, with Twain opening up, according OWN’s press release, “about her life-altering heartbreak and how she’s moving on.”
“Viewers will follow Twain as she begins her climb back to the top through a personal journey filled with risk, revelations and unexpected adventures,” continued the release. “In the series, Twain sets out on a tour of healing, sharing and rediscovering her voice. She returns to her childhood home in Timmins, Northern Ontario, Canada with her sister, Carrie Ann, to revisit the memories of their adolescence and their parents shocking death.”
“She then continues on her journey with her bandmates and closest confidants as she steps out of her comfort zone on a cross-country adventure. Along the way, Twain meets with vocal doctors and coaches, as well as a grief counselor to work through the emotional connection of her vocal restrictions. She also meets with people and families that have experienced similar hardships in their lives, and has intimate one-on-one conversations with experts in the music industry including Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie and David Foster, who provide guidance and inspiration as she attempts to reclaim her voice.”