By Chris Witherspoon (Article originally published on theGrio.com)
The wait is finally over for “Preachers of L.A.” fans. Oxygen has announced plans to pick-up a second season of the hit docu-series. All six pastors are returning for season 2, and on the heels of the show’s success, Oxygen’s casting for new editions in New York, Atlanta, Dallas and Detroit.
“’Preachers of L.A.’ touched the heart strings of our Oxygen viewers. They were captivated by the triumphs and tribulations of these men of God and the amazing women and families that stood alongside them.” said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development for Oxygen Media. “We look forward to bringing more of these compelling stories to life both in LA and around the country.”
The series follows Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Wayne Chaney and Bishop Ron Gibson, and gives viewers a candid, yet revealing look at the dynamic lives of these mega-pastors in Southern California.
“Preachers of L.A.” is Oxygen’s most watched freshman series in network history among key demos, averaging over one million total viewers. Delivering digital success as well, the series averaged more full episode streams per week in season than any other Oxygen original series and was the No. 10 most social cable reality program in October and November.
“Preachers of L.A.” is produced by L. Plummer Media in association with Relevé Entertainment, with Lemuel Plummer and Holly Carter serving as Executive Producers.