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OWN cancels reality show about man with 34 kids and 17 baby mamas, here’s why

Photo credit: OWN Network

Photo credit: OWN Network

Remember Jay Williams, the Atlanta resident with 34 kids and 17 baby mamas that nabbed a reality show on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network? Well, the dream is over!

In a statement released by OWN this week, the network says that production has officially ended and they will not air the docu-series… at all.

“OWN has decided not to move forward with the Jay Williams docu-series. 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.”

Here’s why (allegedly): According to theGrio, sources close to production claim the docu-series wasn’t going in the direction the network had hoped.

In March, OWN announced that a show with a working title the “Untitled Jay Williams Project” would center around the father of 34 kids as he worked to put his life and relationships in order with spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant holding him accountable every step of the way.

Although the reason behind the cancellation is extremely vague, we hope that Williams will continue to move forward and heal these relationships as well as make new, healthy connections!


  1. honeybutter on June 4, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    im HORRIFIED OPRAH WOULD EVEN ATTEMPT TO GLORIFY SOME PENIS SWING , IGNORANT , LOW WORTH DOG .. WHO RAN around purposely impregnanting several women and then turn around and try to make himself a star , all he wanted to be is a star . cause once your out there OUR IGNORANT WORLD OF INSANE PEOPLE WILL MAKE THEM AND HIS KIDS AND BABYMOMAS A STAR .. THEY ALL WILL CLAM TO BE RAPPERS ,SINGER, MODEL WHAT EVER DOORS OPEN … and the story purpose will be lost . im sure oprah and her team of greedy experts IYANA VANZANT TOO ALL knew this would be a train wreck .. the man is not responsible enough to be no role model for no one he is a nutt ..
    he symbolize how so many black men have kids out there they never knew and dont want to find .. if you sleep with a man and dont know his last name then you want know your baby daddy simple as that . .. . women need to get back to birth control and condoms in the purse .. . men dont care they just wanna a nutt and then they feel good UNTIL THE CHILD SUPPORT ROLLERS COME CHASING

  2. honeybutter on June 4, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    1. THEY usually hate all women the color of the baby moma
    2. they try to make a deal with her to pay cash instead of child support
    3. some work under the table and the back child support is adding up and they go 10 years without paying and owe the state thousands ,, yet they madd at the babymoma
    4. they are usually self serving and tell people the baby moma is out to get them is jealous of their success and want to bring them down
    5. they never take responsibility for not wearing a condom and claim to be trapped or tricked
    6. some are alcholics and addicts and used the woman to get drugs and sleep with her as a bargaining tool then she get pregnant he cry foul ….
    7. they tend to think she is evil , and vindictive when she files on him .. he didnt see it comeing cause he been pacifying her until he realize she put her kid first and not him and his penis and mind games of wanting to be with her

    8. these black men are so in denial .. and usually have a awkward relationship with thier moma . and low self worth , mental issues ., or plan dumb .
    9. rarely do you see them .. planning time with the kid , ,cause they dont want to give up freedom to do as they please . so all the responsibility goes on the wife …
    10, a major reason for their bitterness is the babymoma refuse abortion he recommmed some women want the baby and try to figure out late how to get his money and he become ssssssssssooo bitter at her

    • Nigg.Newton on June 4, 2015 at 7:06 pm

      Child SUPPORT has FAILED the Black COMMUNITY…

      Plain and Simple.

      You wrote a dictionary when the truth is she is just as responsible as the man. Two wrongs never make it right.

      • Janice L. Mathis on June 5, 2015 at 1:01 pm

        CS system not designed to handle 70% of black kids and half of all marriages. More family planning needed

      • honeybutter on June 5, 2015 at 9:49 pm

        my point was lost this becomes more about him cause he has to pay her , she usually aint worried because eventuall he will pay , once his azz is locked up to wake up .. yes she made a mistake but if im the man , im the only one who eventually will have to pay for not using condoms , even more than her, well hell ,, dont you think he is more bitter than her ? some courts over pay these women out of just evil .. some courts throw the book at him some judges side with the one they fell sorry for the woman .. . with him reading on this subject you would think he would HAVE CONDOMS ON BACK ORDER AT CVS .. not her fault cause he gotta pay its his

    • reg joe on June 5, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      What kind of men are you dealing with??????? I was a single dad and I have one other child that lives with her mother. I cant relate to anything you’re saying, at all. My philosophy is that a man is just as responsible to raise the child as the mother. I believe that abandonment charges should be brought up on any man that doesn’t take care of his child. I don’t mean just financially. Instill responsibility and maybe this silliness wont keep happening.

      • honeybutter on June 5, 2015 at 9:55 pm

        if a man and a woman dont get alone you cant force that , some people dont know how to co parent , some were raised in single parent homes and have no idea , how to co parent so they can get alone . black men think that once its over , you run from a woman . and dont look back but that is not so …. if children are involved , but rarely do they do what you did and communicate , if they hate each other at the end of the relationship they will hate each other more when its over . ….. and the child becomes a casualitie of this .. to bad ignorant folks cant co parent , ,and dont even try .. .. no law will prevent this abandonment law . hhaaaaa . lmao aint never seen jails more full than if they handed down that law .. white men also abandon thier kids but they make sure they are cared for .. .a lot of young black men will run instead of doing that ..

  3. RandomGuy on June 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

    They already had like 7 episodes with the guy. He wasn’t a problem. He was up on child support and everything. The interesting part was his family. They all had interesting stories about their dad. Some were doing good.(one died due to gun violence)

  4. Janice L. Mathis on June 5, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Maybe No. 35 is on the way

  5. VNON on June 5, 2015 at 9:22 pm