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  4. October 30,2017 LOS ANGELES – OWN’s long-running, NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” featuring soul food entrepreneur Miss Robbie Montgomery her son Tim Norman and their exuberant family returns to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for its fifth season. Produced by Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Media Group, the series follows the fun-loving, musical Montgomery family through their highs and lows as they work to expand their soul food empire. On an all-new season full of equal parts family fun and jaw-dropping drama, Miss Robbie and Tim attempt to mend their mother/son relationship by dividing the family business. Tim heads to Houston to rebound by opening up a new, full-service restaurant, while continuing his relationship with reality star Jennifer Williams – who puts on the pressure to get engaged. Charles and Chloe leave Los Angeles and strap on their cowboy boots to follow Tim to the Lone Star State, while he also brings Monique down from St. Louis to manage the bar and live entertainment. Just as the Houston restaurant seems to find its groove, Hurricane Harvey hits, shutting its doors and scattering this work family across the country. Not to be outdone, Miss Robbie thinks she’s keeping it simple by pursuing her dream of owning a classic burger joint while continuing to run Upper Crust, perform for her fans and spend time with her growing grandson, TJ. But as her 77th birthday approaches, the Montgomery family’s matriarch contemplates her legacy as she seriously considers retirement. “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” is produced by Pilgrim Media Group. Executive producers are Craig Piligian, Melodie Calvert, Robbie Montgomery, Tim Norman, Jeff Keane, Tim Breitbach and Steve Luebbert. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s Launch Promo (with embed code): www.Oprah.com/SweetiePiesSeason4B For photography and additional information, please visit the OWN press site: https://press.discovery.com/us/own/programs/welcome-sweetie-pies/ About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in original scripted and unscripted programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and https://press.discovery.com/us/own/. About Pilgrim Media Group Pilgrim Media Group produces a wide variety of unscripted and scripted content for TV, film and digital platforms. Among the company’s hit series are two-time NAACP Award-winner Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s for OWN; Fast N’ Loud, Street Outlaws, Misfit Garage and Garage Rehab for Discovery; The Ultimate Fighter for FS1; My Big Fat Fabulous Life and Ghost Brothers for TLC; Wicked Tuna andWicked Tuna: Outer Banks for National Geographic; Bring It! for Lifetime; David Tutera’s CELEBrations for WE tv; and Zombie House Flipping for FYI. Pilgrim also produced the scripted series Recovery Road for Freeform and multiple original movies for Lifetime, and is in development on numerous other scripted projects for TV, film and streaming outlets. Pilgrim’s feature documentarySoufra (Arabic for “feast”), which won two awards at Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival, will soon premiere in the U.S. at DOC NYC. # # #
  5. OWN Rings In The New Year With The Series Premiere Of Tyler Perry’s Comedy “The Paynes” January 16, 2018 Los Angeles – OWN’s new Tyler Perry comedy “The Paynes” will have its series premiere on Tuesday, January 16 with two back-to-back episodes at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. “The Paynes,” a spin-off of beloved Perry comedy “House of Payne,” follows Ella and Curtis Payne (Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis) through the ups and downs of retirement. The series also stars Emmy-winning actress Jackée Harry (“227”). Additionally, Perry’s hit drama series “The Haves and the Have Nots,” starring Tika Sumpter and John Schneider, will return for a fifth season on Tuesday, January 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and drama series “If Loving You is Wrong” will return with all-new episodes on a new day and time, Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. To date, “The Haves and the Have Nots” is the #1 original series on all of cable for African-American women and the year’s #1 original scripted series on all of cable for African-American total viewers. Additionally, “If Loving You is Wrong,” is the #2 original scripted cable series for African-American women and total viewers. “The Paynes,” “The Haves and the Have Nots” and “If Loving You Is Wrong” are created, written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry and are co-produced for OWN by Tyler Perry Studios. Please find additional information for each series below: “The Paynes” (Series Premiere Tuesday, January 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT; moves to regular timeslot Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on January 20) In Tyler Perry’s new comedy series, “The Paynes,” Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis reprise their roles as Ella and Curtis Payne, from the hit series “House of Payne.” As Curtis and Ella are enjoying their retirement, a death in the family takes them on the road to Florida, where Curtis is roped into a real estate deal that will tumble their lives like clothes in a dryer – with plenty of laughs and life lessons along the way. “The Paynes” also stars Emmy-winner Jackeé Harry, Stephanie Charles, Markice Moore, JD McCrary, Sanai Victoria and Anthony O. Dalton. “The Haves and the Have Nots” (New episodes premiere Tuesday, January 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT) “The Haves and the Have Nots,” starring John Schneider and Tika Sumpter, portrays the ongoing drama between the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family. The most explosive season yet, season five picks up with no one unscathed by scandal, destruction, life-threatening moments and even death. The series also stars Angela Robinson, Renée Lawless, Crystal Fox, Peter Parros, Aaron O’Connell, Tyler Lepley, Gavin Houston. “If Loving You is Wrong” (New episodes premiere Wednesday, January 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) “If Loving You Is Wrong,” delves into the lives of neighbors and friends-turned-frenemies Alex (Amanda Clayton), Kelly (Edwina Findley Dickerson), Marcie (Heather Hemmens), Esperanza (Zulay Henao) and Natalie (April Parker-Jones). Season three continues to unfold as the neighborhood that once was the perfect picture of suburban life is still dealing with the repercussions of the scandalous affair that tore apart two marriages, and jeopardized every friendship the couples held close. The series also stars Joel Rush, Eltony Williams, Aiden Turner, Charles Malik Whitfield, Denzel Wells and Jay Hunter. About Tyler Perry Studios Tyler Perry Studios (TPS) was formed by actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, and develops and produces motion picture films, in addition to drama and comedy television programming for the multi-platform U.S. television market. TPS' former studio lot was situated on a 200,000-square foot former Delta Airlines campus of over 60 acres in the Greenbriar area of southwest Atlanta. During the course of its operation, the space was home to production of 10 films and over 700 episodes of Mr. Perry's five television series. In 2015 TPS expanded operations with the acquisition of Fort McPherson, a former army base, which sits on over 330 acres minutes from downtown Atlanta. Mr. Perry and the studio's Georgia-based employees are in production of Perry's current television series and feature films, in addition to providing state of the art facilities and services to major feature films and television shows filming in Atlanta. Production is already underway at the new studio, which will contain twelve soundstages ranging in size between 10,000 and 60,000 square feet. About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today's most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and https://press.discovery.com/us/own/. ###
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  7. BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards

    Annual event hosted by Erykah Badu to air on BET and BET HER, November 26th at 8PM ET #SoulTrainAwards WHAT: BET PRESENTS: 2017 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS took place on Sunday, November 5, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The godmother of soul, Erykah Badu, returned to the stage as host and producer, with her eccentric sense of humor and legendary style. The annual event honoring the best in soul and R&B featured powerful performances by Toni Braxton, SWV, Method Man, Tamar Braxton, Keyshia Cole, Kirk Franklin, Jessie J, 112, Tank, Daniel Caeser, DVSN, Le’Andria Johnson, Demetria McKinney, Ledisi, Luke James, MAJOR., Ro James and U-God. GRAMMY award-nominated, multi-platinum female R&B trio SWV was presented with the second annual Lady of Soul Award, while multi-platinum and GRAMMY award-winning, singer-songwriter Toni Braxton was honored with the night’s highly coveted Legend Award. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards kicked off with Lady of Soul honoree SWV, who performed a medley of their top hits such as, “I’m So Into You,” and “Weak.” The trio were joined by Method Man and U-God for their final song, “Anything,” getting the entire crowd out of their seats and singing along, including newcomer Kehlani. Erykah Badu, ever the powerhouse entertainer and visionary, opened the show making an impactful statement by taking a knee before the crowd. Her laugh-out-loud, yet poignant, monologue focused on current events and included everything from faux Trump tweets to fake news. Throughout the show she brought her sharp sense of humor, including, “Irma’s Lost Soul Files,” a bit where her alter ego was superimposed into some of Soul Train Awards’ greatest past performances. For the third year, the awards show unveiled a powerful “Soul Cypher,” featuring a mix of legendary and contemporary R&B and soul singers coming together. Badu DJed the cypher while Faith Evans, Fantasia, Bilal and Mali Music brought powerhouse vocals. Bell Biv Devoe presented SWV with the Lady of Soul Award, where the honorees delivered a heartfelt speech, speaking of their trials and tribulations, noting they’d been nominated for everything and yet to win anything – until now. Anthony Anderson introduced Ro James, performing “Seven Whole Days,” Jessie J., performing, “You Mean the World to Me,” and Luke James, performing, “Unbreak My Heart,” before presenting Toni Braxton with the coveted Legend Award. The incomparable multi-platinum, multi GRAMMY award-winning artist then took the stage, to a standing ovation and roaring round of applause, performing a medley of her classics including, “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “You’re Making Me High,” and, “He Wasn’t Man Enough for Me.” Following his inspirational performance, featuring MAJOR., Daniel Caeser, Ledisi, and Le’Andria Johnson, Kirk Franklin lead the audience in a touching moment of reflection honoring those affected by the recent Las Vegas tragedy. AIR DATE: BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET Her on Sunday,November 26 at 8:00pm E.T. PHOTOS: For photos, please visit the BET Press Room BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Debra Lee and Connie Orlando from BET, and Jesse Collins from Jesse Collins Entertainment
  8. Special Will Follow a 90-Minute Extended Season Finale Episode Written by Acclaimed Creator and Executive Producer Ava DuVernay LOS ANGELES – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it will air a “Queen Sugar” finale after-show special, “Queen Sugar Season Finale Special, Oprah & The Cast,” on Wednesday, November 15 at 10:30p ET/PT, immediately following a 90-minute extended season finale episode of the acclaimed series at 9 p.m. ET/PT written by creator and executive producer Ava DuVernay. Hosted by Oprah Winfrey, who is also an executive producer on the popular drama, the after-show special will feature exclusive interviews with DuVernay, the ensemble cast and an audience of fans. Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford and other cast members will give fans a chance to ask burning questions as the juicy details and behind-the-scenes moments from season two are revealed. The “Queen Sugar” midseason premiere (10/3) garnered 2.4 million viewers (L+3) and ranked as the week’s #1 cable telecast for African American women and the #1 scripted cable telecast for African American total viewers. The episode also ranked as the night’s #2 cable telecast in women 25-54 and for the week ranked as a Top 4 scripted series on cable. “Queen Sugar Season Finale Special, Oprah & The Cast” is produced by OWN Studios and sponsored by Procter & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful and Toyota. About “Queen Sugar” From award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, the contemporary drama “Queen Sugar” follows the Bordelon siblings who struggle to move forward with their lives as they strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner, “Unforgettable”) relocates to Saint Josephine, Louisiana to help run the family business. As the only black female sugarcane mill owner, she must fight to regain her independence while rebuilding her relationships with her estranged siblings. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe, “Girls Trip”) struggles to transform from a formerly incarcerated single father to a landowner in the eyes of his family as he works to restore his relationship with his son’s mother. Nova (Rutina Wesley, “True Blood”) finds herself torn between her activism and her desire to be loved. Together, they must learn to rely on one another as they navigate their tenuous bonds as family. The expansive cast also includes Tina Lifford (“Parenthood”) as the siblings’ free-spirited Aunt Violet; Omar J. Dorsey (“Ray Donovan,” “Selma”) as Violet’s much younger boyfriend, Hollywood Desonier; Dondré T. Whitfield (“Mistresses”) as trusted Bordelon family friend Remy Newell; Timon Kyle Durrett (“Single Ladies”) as Charley’s estranged husband and pro basketball player Davis West; Nicholas L. Ashe (“The Lion King” National Tour) as Charley and Davis’ teenage son, Micah; Ethan Hutchison (“The Path”) as Ralph Angel’s son, Blue; and Bianca Lawson (“Rogue”) as Darla, Blue’s mother who battles drug addiction. Additionally, guest star Henry G. Sanders (“Rocky Balboa”) recurs as Prosper Denton, a farmer and longtime friend of the late Bordelon family patriarch, Ernest. “Queen Sugar” is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. The series is based on the book by Natalie Baszile. About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today's most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and https://press.discovery.com/us/own/. About Warner Horizon Scripted Television A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT; People of Earth for TBS; American Woman for Paramount Network; Famous in Love for Freeform; Fuller House and Longmire for Netflix; Krypton for SYFY; Love Is___, Queen Sugar and the Untitled Tarell Alvin McCraney Project for OWN; and You for Lifetime. # # #
  9. Laila Ali, host of “Home Made Simple” Healthy Lifestyle Expert, Author and Cooking Enthusiast Joins Popular DIY Show Which Expands to Hour-Long Format September 7, 2017 LAILA ALI JOINS OWN’S DAYTIME EMMY-WINNING ‘HOME MADE SIMPLE’ AS HOST OF SEASON SEVEN Healthy Lifestyle Expert, Author and Cooking Enthusiast Joins Popular DIY Show Which Expands to Hour-Long Format Los Angeles, CA ­ OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Procter & Gamble announced today that Laila Ali, undefeated four-time boxing world champion, cookbook author, lifestyle brand creator, inspirational speaker and youngest daughter of Muhammad Ali, will join Daytime Emmy award-winning DIY series “Home Made Simple” as the new host for season seven. “Home Made Simple,” which recently earned its fourth consecutive Daytime Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lifestyle Program, will return with an all-new hour-long format on Saturday, November 4 at 9 a.m. ET/PT. Home Made Simple’s easy-to-follow DIY projects, delicious recipes and dramatic home makeovers are featured on P&G’s popular website www.homemadesimple.com. “I am thrilled to join the OWN family as the new host of ‘Home Made Simple,’” said Laila Ali. “Being able to merge my passion for cooking with my longtime love of interior design and the desire I have to help families, all on a network created by Oprah Winfrey, a woman I have always admired, is truly an honor.” Please click here for a sneak peek of the new season of “Home Made Simple” (with embed code): WatchOWN.tv/HomeMadeSimpleSeason7 Creating homes that deserving families love to live in is at the core of “Home Made Simple.” The show pairs inspiring families, a team of professional designers, carpenters and special guest artists, who work together with the families to create simple solutions to everyday home challenges and design dilemmas. Host Laila Ali will be working alongside families as they transform their living, work and play spaces, revealing the compelling and inspiring stories of the families behind the makeovers. Laila, who describes herself as a “home cook,” will also teach the families delicious, easy recipes from her upcoming cookbook “Food For Life,” which will be published in January 2018. About Laila Ali Laila Ali is a self-made woman who, over the course of her life, has evolved from professional manicurist at age 15, to nail salon owner at 18, to undefeated pro boxer and sports hall of famer to television host/personality to actress to author and inspirational speaker. She hosted “All in with Laila Ali,” “Everyday Health,” “Late Night Chef Fight” and “American Gladiators,” is a regular contributor on “We Need to Talk” and has appeared on scripted series “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Strong Medicine,” “The Parkers” and “One on One,” as well as nearly every talk show on American television. She is a two-time winner of the celebrity version of “Chopped” and was a finalist on “Dancing With the Stars.” She has partnered with T.J. Maxx to launch The MaxxYou Project, an ongoing initiative designed to inspire and enable women to let their individuality shine. Her weekly podcast series, “Laila Ali Lifestyle,” is one of the leading shows downloaded on digital platforms worldwide. She authored the memoir Reach!: Finding Strength, Spirit, and Personal Power, and her new book, Food for Life: Delicious & Healthy Comfort Food From My Table to Yours! is slated for release in early 2018. About “Home Made Simple”: “Home Made Simple” is based on the style principles featured on Procter & Gamble¹s popular website, http://www.homemadesimple.com/. The Emmy-winning television series features fresh design ideas, delicious recipes, money and space saving solutions for deserving homeowners. “Home Made Simple” empowers viewers to take on simple do it yourself household projects with confidence. Viewers can go online to www.HomeMadeSimpleTV.com to learn more about the series, steps to execute projects, and valuable tips and tricks for home improvement. At Home Made Simple, it’s the personal touch that matters most. Whether it’s an inspiring décor idea or a refreshing approach to organizing, everything at Home Made Simple is designed to empower and inspire you to make your home even better and live your life a little easier. “Home Made Simple” is produced by Green Harbor Productions. Executive producers are Michael Williams, Rob Eric, Rob Mancini and Gerrit Folsom. Follow OWN on Twitter @OWNTV, follow Home Made Simple on Twitter @HomeMadeSimple and join the conversation using #HomeMadeSimple. About Procter & Gamble: P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands. About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand and the magnetism of the channel. OWN is a leading destination for premium scripted and unscripted programming from today's most innovative storytellers. OWN connects with its audience wherever they are, inspiring conversation among a global community of like-minded viewers on social media and beyond. Launched on January 1, 2011, OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. Access OWN anytime, anywhere on WatchOWN.tv or across mobile devices and connected TVs. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and https://press.discovery.com/us/own/. # # # Media Contacts: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Morgan Di Stefano Director, Communications (323) 602-1734 morgan_distefano@own.tv The Procter and Gamble Company Victoria Schooler (513) 634-0706 schooler.v@pg.com
  10. Network Premiere Set for September 19 August 24, 2016Contact - Kristin Brown Contact - Morgan Di Stefano Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is acquiring the rights to air “T.D. JAKES” from TEGNA Media and T.D. Jakes Enterprises. “T.D. JAKES” is the new syndicated daily one-hour talk show hosted by T.D. Jakes. Seventy affiliates will premiere the show locally on September 12, followed by OWN’s launch of the show on Monday, September 19. The network will air “T.D. JAKES” Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Produced by 44Blue Productions, EnLight Productions and T.D. Jakes Enterprises, the show is currently filming in Los Angeles with Ianthe Jones serving as showrunner. “Oprah and OWN have a wonderful, long-running relationship with Bishop Jakes,” said Erik Logan, President, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. “We are thrilled to welcome his new talk show and unique, inspirational voice to the OWN family. “Oprah Winfrey is an icon and a business mogul who has become a national treasure impacting our nation with her creativity,” said T.D. Jakes. “I consider her a personal friend and I’m honored to have her support of my new show.” T.D. Jakes is one of America’s top pastors, a best-selling author and visionary thought leader whose entertaining wit and signature wisdom will help viewers navigate critical issues of our times. In addition, T.D. Jakes has an extensive and loyal following. More than 11 million strong, his social “village” turns to him daily for inspiration. The show will deliver social audiences original and interactive content experiences across Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and more. About “T.D. JAKES”“T.D. JAKES” is produced by TEGNA Media, Emmy-nominated 44 Blue Productions, Jakes’ own TDJ Enterprises and EnLight Productions. Executive producers are 44Blue’s Emmy-winning president and cofounder Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, as well as Jakes, Derrick M. Williams and EnLight’s Emmy-award winning president Adriane Hopper Williams. Stephanie Eno is Executive in Charge of Production. About TEGNATEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and other powerful brands such as G/O Digital and Cofactor. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com. About OWN: Oprah Winfrey NetworkOWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/ownand https://press.discovery.com/us/own/. ###
  11. September 6, 2016Contact - Morgan Di Stefano Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and O, The Oprah Magazine announce the newest Oprah’s Book Club selection, Love Warrior, by Glennon Doyle Melton, available on Amazon and in bookstores nationwide. This astonishing memoir depicts Melton’s journey after she discovers her husband's infidelity and uses her grief and anger as a path to her own redemption. Love Warrior captures the beauty that unfolds when one woman refuses to settle for good enough, stops numbing or denying her pain, and makes her own rules for love and life. Harpo Films has optioned the film and television rights to the book.Click here for a message from Oprah (link with embed code):http://oprah.com/bookclubvideo“To have Oprah Winfrey – the woman who taught the world not to fear raw, intimate discussions – help introduce ‘Love Warrior’ to the world feels like magic to me,” said Glennon Doyle Melton. “I trust Oprah, and I’m honored.”The cross-platform book club selection kicks off with Oprah’s interview with Melton in the October issue of O, The Oprah Magazine (on sale September 13). Oprah.com will feature a reading guide as well as Oprah’s personal thoughts about the book, and the official Oprah’s Book Club group on Goodreads (Goodreads.com/OprahsBookClub), will feature content and encourage discussions about the new book club selection. Oprah.com and Amazon.com will feature video clips of Oprah speaking with Glennon Doyle Melton about the book and readers can enjoy a free sample by clicking on Kindle instant preview on either site. Glennon Doyle Melton will join Oprah Winfrey on “Super Soul Sunday” on September 11 for a conversation about how sharing the truth of our lives is a key to unlocking a true spiritual connection with those around us. Additionally, Glennon Doyle Melton and OWN Lifeclass teacher Brené Brown will launch a groundbreaking digital eCourse entitled “The Wisdom of Story.” With Love Warrior as a foundation, this digital eCourse will lead students to experience how owning and sharing our stories can transform our lives, our families and our communities, and how honest storytelling blazes a path to courage and connection. The four-part online workshop launches on Brene Brown’s COURAGEworks platform on September 12.Love Warrior is available for purchase Tuesday, September 6 on Amazon.com/oprahsbookclub, on Audible and in bookstores nationwide.About Oprah’s Book ClubIn June 2012, Oprah Winfrey reintroduced her popular book club as an interactive, multi-platform reading club that harnesses the power of social media, bringing passionate readers together to discuss inspiring stories. After being selected as the club’s inaugural book, Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf) returned to the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list and spent six consecutive weeks at #1. Other selections include The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking), Ruby by Cynthia Bond (Hogarth), The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (Knopf), Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead and Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. About OWN: Oprah Winfrey NetworkOWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand ­ and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/ownand https://press.discovery.com/us/own/.About O, The Oprah MagazineO, The Oprah Magazine (oprah.com/omagazine) encourages confident, intelligent women to reach for their dreams, express their individual style and make wise choices, guided by the values of one of the most charismatic women in the world, O Editorial Director Oprah Winfrey. With an emphasis on personal growth, the magazine inspires, addressing every aspect of a woman's life – the material, the intellectual and the emotional – and deeply connects with more than 15 million readers every month (MRI, 2011 Doublebase). From the moment it launched, O, The Oprah Magazine carved out a unique position in the marketplace and created an entirely new category in women’s magazines, delivering the Live Your Best Life message through thoughtful, ever-evolving content and the trusted advice provided by well-known experts. Throughout the years, O, The Oprah Magazine has been recognized with the publishing industry’s highest honor, winning multiple American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) awards. Follow O, The Oprah Magazine on Twitter @O_Magazine and Instagram at @OprahMagazine.O, The Oprah Magazine is a co-venture between Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching 78 million readers (Spring 2016 MRI/GfK at 79.5 million) and 54 million site visitors each month (comScore), with a social media following of 110 million. # # #MEDIA CONTACTS:OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network:Morgan Di Stefano323-602-1734Morgan_DiStefano@own.tvO, The Oprah Magazine:Randi Friedman212-649-2578rfriedman@hearst.comFlatiron Books:Marlena Bittner646-307-5078Marlena.Bittner@flatironbooks.com
  12. “Greenleaf” is the Summer’s #1 New Cable Series July 11, 2016 Contact - Morgan Di Stefano Los Angeles – An all-new episode of OWN’s popular drama series “Greenleaf” on Wednesday, July 13 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) features Oprah Winfrey in a recurring role as Mavis McCready and Grace’s (Merle Dandridge) return to preaching for the first time since her return home. The acclaimed drama premiered to record ratings earlier this summer, becoming OWN’s #1 series debut and is currently the summer’s #1 new cable series among women and total viewers, with the season averaging over 3 million viewers in Live+3. In Wednesday’s upcoming episode, the Bishop (Keith David, “Community”) -- despite protestations from both Grace (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”) -- appoints Grace to preach on Sunday in his absence, forcing Grace to deal with her conflicted feelings about returning to the pulpit and forcing Lady Mae to admit that the Bishop blames her for her daughter’s death. Meanwhile, Jacob's (Lamman Rucker, “Meet the Browns”) plans to score a television deal to broadcast Calvary services in an attempt to get reinstated takes an unexpected turn when the television executive takes a liking to Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne, “Rake”). Additionally, Kevin's (Tye White, “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”) flippant advice to Charity (Deborah Joy Winans, “Whitney”) on how to hire a new music director backfires, bringing up some of Kevin's deep-seated issues. And, Mavis (Oprah Winfrey, “Selma”), has a heart to heart with Bishop Greenleaf about Grace’s true intentions now that she’s returned home. Click here for clips from the upcoming episode (with embed code): Clip: Mavis and the Bishop http://www.greenleafown.tv/video/mavis-bishop-take-walk Clip: Grace Steps Up to the Pulpit http://www.greenleafown.tv/video/grace-steps-pulpit Clip: Bishop Greenleaf Blames Himself and Lady Mae for Faith’s Death http://www.greenleafown.tv/video/bishop-lady-mae-responsible-faiths-death *Broadcast clips available upon request. About “Greenleaf” The new original drama series from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”), executive producers Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) and Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”), “Greenleaf” takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lies a den of iniquity -- greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values -- that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together. “Greenleaf” stars Merle Dandridge (“The Night Shift”) as Grace Greenleaf; Keith David (“Community”) as Bishop James Greenleaf; Lynn Whitfield (“The Josephine Baker Story”) as Lady Mae Greenleaf; Kim Hawthorne (“Rake”) as Kerissa Greenleaf; Lamman Rucker (“Meet the Browns”) as Jacob Greenleaf; Tye White (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) as Kevin Satterlee; Deborah Joy Winans (“Whitney”) as Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee; Desiree Ross (“Falling Skies”) as Sophia; and Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) in a recurring role as Mavis McCready. “Greenleaf” is produced for OWN by Lionsgate. About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and https://press.discovery.com/us/own/. ###
  13. Series Joins Network’s Popular Saturday Night Lineup As the Peetes Lovingly Work to Balance Busy Careers With Their Hectic and Always Hilarious Family Life February 25, 2016Contact - Kristin Robinson Los Angeles – The new comedic, dramatic and intimate OWN docu-series “For Peete’s Sake” following the lives of husband and wife duo Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete will join the network’s popular Saturday night line up on Saturday, March 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Click here for a first look (with embed code): "For Peete's Sake" First Look Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete were two of the brightest stars in their fields in the 80’s and 90’s. Holly lit up the small screen from an early age with starring roles in "21 Jump Street" and "Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper," and her husband and NFL quarterback Rodney Peete dominated the league for 16 years. Now the duo are giving viewers an intimate look at their hectic and often-times comical lives as they attempt to balance raising their four kids, running a charity (the HollyRod Foundation) and spending time with Holly’s über-manager mother Dolores who is still wheeling and dealing even as she approaches 80 years young. In a household where constant activity and change are the norm, the series celebrates the chaotic, yet loving dynamic of life in this magnetic American family.In its premiere season, the Peetes fully display their knack for getting the most out of life no matter what curveballs might be thrown their way. Holly and Rodney are loving parents to their 17-year-old son RJ who has autism and was told he would never speak. Today, not only can’t he stop talking, but he enjoys advocating for special needs children. Meanwhile his twin sister Ryan is trying to decide whether to go to college or jumpstart a career in music. Thirteen-year-old son Robinson caught the athletic gene from his father and would love to follow in his footsteps, but all the latest concussion studies have Holly wishing for a less dangerous choice. Rodney is beginning to feel the aches and pains in retirement, prompting Holly to have him visit a doctor to get tested after so many years playing football. And as a self-proclaimed “black-tress” of a certain age, Holly has struggled in recent years to find acting roles suitable for her and is ready to branch out and develop a lifestyle brand of her own. Whether they’re setting up for their next big fundraiser, coaching their kids into lives of their own, or just trying to keep that special spark alive in their marriage, there’s never a dull moment with the Peetes.“For Peete’s Sake” is produced for OWN by Tremendous! Entertainment. Executive producers are Colleen Needles Steward, Shannon Keenan Demers and Andy Meyer from Tremendous! Entertainment as well as John Ferriter, Kyell Thomas, Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete. About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORKOWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit http://www.oprah.com/own and http://press.discovery.com/us/own/.About Tremendous! EntertainmentTremendous! Entertainment (TEI) is a television production company built on the mission “where character matters,” which drives its approach both on and off screen. For 20 years, TEI, led by Founder and CEO Colleen Needles Steward, has been committed to telling uplifting stories featuring passionate characters with the audacity to try to change the world. This fuels the company’s success in numerous unscripted genres from docu-series, survival and paranormal to food, history and travel. Current series include Daytime Emmy Award and two-time Parents’ Choice Programming Award-winning travel series Rock the Park (ABC), reality innovators like two-time James Beard award winner Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel), Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (Travel Channel), Ghost Asylum (Destination America) as well as the upcoming docu-series For Peete’s Sake (OWN), among others. TEI has state-of-the-art production and post-facilities in Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY. For more information, visit http://tremendousinc.com/

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