OWN Announces June 2014 Highlights
OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announces JUNE 2014 programming highlights:
NEW SERIES & SEASONS
(P) Denotes: Premieres
Series Premiere - Monday, June 23 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
"Operation Change" follows Bill & Tani Austin and their son Steven Sawalich from the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a global non-profit organization that gives free hearing aids to those in need, as they are joined by celebrities and philanthropists to tackle some of the most challenging issues plaguing our world today. The series features former President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Sir Elton John, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Donna Karan, and Harry Connick, Jr. among many others, each working to benefit a different region and local organization. From the West Bank of Palestine to the wilds of Papua New Guinea, this documentary series reveals the untold stories of some of the world's seemingly insurmountable challenges, as well as its greatest heroes.
(P) Monday, June 23 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Haiti
Three years after one of the most horrific earthquakes ever recorded, the team comes face to face with a nation struggling to survive. In the tent cities of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, lives a man who ties himself to his children at night because he fears they will be kidnapped. In Jacmel, a woman is still reeling from the death of her son, whom she lost shortly after the earthquake. The team works with fashion designer Donna Karan, actress Maria Bello, entrepreneur Bill Rancic, and non-profit organizations including World Wide Village, We Advance (co-founded by Bello) and Karan's Urban Zen.
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
Season Premiere - Wednesday, June 25 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
From prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, "Love Thy Neighbor" is a half-hour comedy set at The Love Train Diner, a family run restaurant where every day the menu serves up good food, great laughs, valuable life lessons and a whole lot of love. Diner owner and feisty family matriarch Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely) has her hands full not only managing her customers but her family drama, too. Her daughter Linda (Kendra C. Johnson), recently moved into her mama Hattie's home after finally giving her philandering husband the boot. Linda's son Danny (Andre Hall), a recent college grad, moves into a bachelor pad with his best friend Sam (Jonathan Chase) and lands a job at a hot internet design firm. He quickly establishes himself as a rising star...that's when he's not distracted by Sam's hard-partying ways and their beautiful co-workers Marianna (Zulay Henao) and Drew (Darmirra Brunson). Meanwhile, Uncle Floyd (Palmer Williams) is an ever-present thorn in the Love family's side. Like old luggage, they can never seem to get rid of him. As the new season unfolds Linda finally jumps back into the dating scene. Her decision will scare her son Danny almost to death, but will yield great results as she meets two handsome suitors. It is feast or famine when it comes to dating for Linda, but when she meets Will (Thai Douglas) and Phillip (Tony Grant), the famine is officially over. It turns out that Hattie's Tough Love pays off as Linda comes roaring back to her vibrant self.
(P) Wednesday, June 25 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Love Thy Condiments
Danny (Andre Hall) decides that he isn't going to use condiments anymore, but Hattie (Patrice Lovely) hears something else - she thinks he said he isn't using condoms anymore. After Hattie tells Floyd (Palmer Williams) and Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) what she heard, they try to figure out who would be the best person to confront Danny about his reckless behavior.
LIFE WITH LA TOYA
Season Premiere - Saturday, June 7 (Two back-to-back episodes 10 p.m - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and 10:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
"Life With La Toya" takes viewers inside the outrageous world of La Toya Jackson-the wild card of one of showbiz's most famous families-as she juggles her career, love and maybe even marriage, all on her own unpredictable terms. In this season, La Toya is taking charge of her life and finds that life on top also comes with its challenges. She tackles some long-harbored issues in therapy, giving her a newfound confidence, which presents an issue for her business partner and constant companion, Jeffré, who's not used to sharing her with anyone.
(P) Saturday, June 7 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: There's Something About La Toya
La Toya is finally ready to reconcile her past and meets with a therapist. Then over lunch, La Toya's gal-pals put Jeffré in the hot seat. Finally, La Toya and Jeffré crash a gay wedding - sparking thoughts that could change their entire relationship.
(P) Saturday, June 7 (10:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: What Happens in Vegas
To prep for her Off-Broadway musical in NYC, La Toya takes an improv class, then ends up onstage with comedian Kym Whitley. Meanwhile, a nervous Jeffré heads to Vegas to asks La Toya's father for her hand in marriage.
(P) Saturday, June 14 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Put A Ring On It
After La Toya's father blabs to her about Jeffré's Hawaiian getaway plans, he hints that she's in for a big surprise. Then, after shopping for the world's "blingiest" engagement ring, Jeffré gets La Toya to Honolulu.
(P) Saturday, June 21 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Proposal
It's proposal day in paradise, so after a yacht cruise, Jeffré sends La Toya to the spa while he transforms their suite into a romantic wonderland. When she returns, it's on - flowers, candles, dinner... and the question that will change their lives forever.
(P) Saturday, June 28 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: La Toya Takes A Bow
Soon after La Toya and Jeffré's trip to Hawaii, they jet off to NYC. The clock is ticking as La Toya must dive into rehearsals for her big Off-Broadway debut. This showbiz veteran will soon find out if she's suddenly in way over her head.
OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Season Premiere - Sunday, June 8 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" features updates on some of the biggest newsmakers and most memorable Oprah show guests of all time. This all-new season offers revealing, never-before-seen follow ups with Candy Spelling, "Full House" star Dave Coulier, "The Love Boat" and "Knots Landing" co-stars, Sheila E., Spice Girl Mel B., Fran Drescher, Brigitte Nielsen, original Dreamgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jaclyn Smith, Geraldo, Olympian Scott Hamilton, Charo, D.B. Sweeney, Scott Wolf, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tom Green, Elvira and more.
(P) Sunday, June 8 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Love Boat Reunion, Charo, Dave Coulier, DB Sweeney and OMG Makeovers
A reunion with the cast of "The Love Boat"; at home with '70s icon Charo; "Full House" star and cartoon voice phenom Dave Coulier today, and Hollywood veteran and "Cutting Edge" star D.B. Sweeney on his latest career move.
(P) Sunday, June 15 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Candy Spelling, Knots Landing Reunion
Candy Spelling made headlines for her public feuds with daughter Tori. Today, from her penthouse condo overlooking Los Angeles, the family matriarch talks about their complex mother-daughter relationship. Then, "Knots Landing" battling blondes, Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills, reunite to reveal the truth about their enduring off-camera friendship.
(P) Sunday, June 22 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Legendary Singer-Drummer Sheila E., Olympian Scott Hamilton, Kim Goldman
Grammy-nominated Prince protégé, Sheila E., reveals the surprising way fame changed her; Olympic skater Scott Hamilton opens up about the devastating loss that shaped his career, and Kim Goldman talks about the rage that nearly drove her to vigilantism.
(P) Sunday, June 29 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Darva Conger, Brigitte Nielsen & Original Dreamgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph
CONTINUING SERIES (New Episodes)
(P) Denotes: Premieres
SUPER SOUL SUNDAY (60 Minutes)
Sundays (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT)
The Emmy award-winning series delivers a thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. The series features exclusive interviews and all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, filmmakers and spiritual leaders. Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, wellness, spirituality and conscious living, "Super Soul Sunday" presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today's world.
(P) Sunday, June 1 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah & Shawn Achor - The Secret of Happy People Part 2
Oprah's conversation with New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor continues, as they delve deeper into the correlation between happiness and success. A Harvard-trained researcher and sought-after teacher in the area of Positive Psychology, Shawn shares how we can increase our own levels of happiness, and help do the same for others. Plus, Shawn's personal path to happiness.
(P) Sunday, June 8 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah & Whole Foods Co-Founder John Mackey: The Conscious CEO
Oprah sits down with Whole Foods Market co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey for a rare conversation about the mindfulness, creativity, adventure and love that goes into running this billion-dollar business. A strong believer in the adage "follow your dreams," John shares his inspiring personal story and why he believes it is critical that we all strive to live more conscious lives. They also discuss his New York Times bestselling book "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business."
(P) Sunday, June 15 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah & Russell Simmons: Success Through Stillness
Oprah sits down with media mogul turned spiritual seeker Russell Simmons, who shares his secret to success: meditation. Known as the godfather of Hip Hop and the co-founder of Def Jam Records, Russell shares how we can all live calmer, healthier and more mindful lives through the practice of meditation. They also discuss his new book, "Success Through Stillness, The Simplest Path To Meditation."
OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS
Sundays (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
The acclaimed, Emmy nominated series "Oprah's Master Class" returns for its fourth season featuring unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of entertainers we love, respect and admire, with modern masters hand-picked by Oprah Winfrey for their unique impact on the world. From award-winning actors and musicians to groundbreaking journalists, "Oprah's Master Class" tells the stories you've never heard from the people you thought you knew best. This season includes Justin Timberlake, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim McGraw, Robin Roberts, Barbara Walters, Lionel Richie, Vanessa Williams, Billy Bob Thornton and Sharon Stone.
(P) Sunday, June 1 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Whoopi Goldberg
Bona fide comedy legend Whoopi Goldberg talks candidly about her childhood growing up in New York City and shares her most valuable life lessons, including personal stories about how to accept success in all of its forms and open the door to opportunity.
(P) Sunday, June 8 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw, multiple Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actor, sits down for an emotional conversation about his childhood, the family secret that would change his life forever, his marriage to Faith Hill and what he's learned from fatherhood.
(P) Sunday, June 15 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Robin Roberts
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts opens up about her brave battle with breast cancer, how she overcame adversity; plus, her most valuable life lessons learned, including how to be true to yourself and listen to your inner voice.
(P) Sunday, June 22 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Lionel Richie
Music mastermind Lionel Richie opens up about his childhood in Tuskegee, Alabama, the prejudices he endured, and what he learned from his father about conquering adversity.
(P) Sunday, June 29 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Barbara Walters
Legendary journalist Barbara Walters' career is unrivaled. In this rare glimpse into her personal journey, she details how she got her big break and why she chose to step away from the multiple Emmy-winning daytime show she created, "The View."
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS
Tuesdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
From prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, "The Haves and the Have Nots" follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion set in Savannah, Georgia. The series stars John Schneider ("Dukes of Hazzard") and Tika Sumpter ("Gossip Girl").
(P) Tuesday, June 3 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Confession
In the wake of Wyatt's (Aaron O'Connell) arrest, Jim (John Schneider) conspires a cover-up to save his son. Benny's (Tyler Lepley) condition improves. Candace (Tika Sumpter) comes clean about her pregnancy. Veronica (Angela Robinson) continues to push her agenda with Jeffery (Gavin Houston.)
(P) Tuesday, June 10 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Donald
As Jim (John Schneider) continues to proclaim his son's innocence, Hanna (Crystal Fox) gets a frightening surprise visit pertaining to Candace's (Tika Sumpter) whereabouts.
(P) Tuesday, June 17 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Awakening
Benny's (Tyler Lepley) health takes a surprising turn.
(P) Tuesday, June 24 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Vulnerable
Jim (John Schneider) finds his fall guy and takes Amanda (Jaclyn Betham) home to get help. Hanna (Crystal Fox) makes plans to testify against Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell,) as Benny (Tyler Lepley) prepares to be released from the hospital.
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
Wednesdays (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
"For Better or Worse," about the ups and downs of dating and marriage, centers on Angela Williams (Tasha Smith, "Why Did I Get Married?," "Why Did I Get Married Too?," "Couples Retreat"), the owner of a successful beauty salon, and her husband of 13 years, Marcus (Michael Jai White, "Why Did I Get Married?," "Why Did I Get Married Too?," "Spawn"). Marcus is a former professional football player who is partnered with Richard Ellington (Kent Faulcon, "American Beauty") and Joseph Jetson (Jason Olive, "Raising Helen") on a sports program called "C-Sports Now." Marcus's business relationship with Richard and Joseph is complicated, however, by the fact that Richard is Married to Keisha (Kiki Haynes, "Nora's Hair Salon"), Marcus's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his teenage daughter. In addition, Joseph's ex-girlfriend, successful real-estate agent Leslie (Crystle Stewart, Miss USA 2008), is Angela's best friend, which sometimes makes it difficult for everyone to keep their business and private lives from mingling.
(P) Wednesday, June 4 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Who's My Daddy Part 1
During one of Richard (Kent Faulcon) and Keisha?s (Kiki Haynes) many arguments, Dominique (Teka Brandon) accidentally overhears them admit that Marcus is not her father. Later, Dominique goes to Angela?s (Tasha Smith) salon looking for answers from Marcus (Michael Jai White.)
(P) Wednesday, June 11 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Who's My Daddy Part 2
Angela (Tasha Smith) explains to Marcus (Michael Jai White) that Dominique (Teka Brandon) came by the salon looking for him earlier in the day. That night Keisha (Kiki Haynes) shows up at Marcus and Angela?s doorstep looking for Dominique, who has gone missing.
OUR America WITH LISA LING
Thursdays (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
After 44 episodes, the acclaimed series --- known for its thought-provoking look at American life and in-depth explorations of the nation's most controversial issues --- will cap its last season with 10 one-hour episodes. With new topics including gun violence in Philadelphia, ADHD in American families, the largest foster care system in the country, criminal informants, the HIV epidemic in the African American community and the emotional story of a woman held captive for months, the new season features some of the most powerful episodes in the series' four-season history.
(P) Thursday, June 5 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Transgender Lives: 3 Years Later
Three years ago, Lisa Ling explored the very private worlds of four different transgender people across America. Now she revisits each of them on their journeys of transformation - from the sex they were born, to the one they feel they really are.
(P) Thursday, June 12 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The ADHD Explosion
Lisa Ling explores ADHD, one of the most disputed and misunderstood medical conditions today. In addition to joining three families in their journeys of diagnosis and treatment, she finally has the courage to ask herself if she could she have it too.
(P) Thursday, June 19 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Criminal Informants
Lisa explores the world of criminal informants, untrained civilians who perform undercover operations for law enforcement. By targeting the vulnerable, are police coercing citizens into risking their lives despite uncertain and often deadly circumstances?
(P) Thursday, June 26 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Black America's Silent Epidemic
Lisa explores why the HIV rate is disproportionately high in black America by looking at the social and economic forces that drive the epidemic. She'll meet HIV-positive black men and women who are fighting both the stigma and the disease.
IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE
Saturdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
In the new season of "Iyanla: Fix My Life," Iyanla hits the road again to help individuals in Crisis across the country fix what is broken and holding them back in their lives and relationships. Tensions are high from the start in the season premiere as Iyanla travels to New York to work with rapper/actor and reality TV star Saigon and his on-again-off-again lover and mother to his son, Erica. Many know the couple for their tumultuous relationship displayed on the reality series "Love & Hip Hop NY." Iyanla's challenge is to help the pair understand how years of fighting, resentment and a failure to forgive is preventing them from being the best parents for their son, Steven.
(P) Saturday, June 7 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Fix My Double Life
Iyanla Vanzant heads to Pennsylvania to do the work with a desperate wife and her husband who says he's lied, cheated and led a double life for twenty years.
(P) Saturday, June 14 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Fix My Angry Father
Iyanla Vanzant travels to New York where a father's rage after years of past drinking and not feeling valued threaten to destroy his marriage and relationship with his children.
(P) Saturday, June 21 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Fix My Family Love Triangle
Iyanla Vanzant travels to Los Angeles to meet with the Sullivans, a family caught in the middle of a love triangle between an adult son and his feuding mother and wife.
(P) Saturday, June 28 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Fix My Headline-Making Mistake
Iyanla Vanzant heads to rural Minnesota to help a former nurse whose family refuses to forgive her after her headline-making mistake threatens to ruin the family's reputation.