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OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces September 2014 Highlights

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OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces September 2014 Highlights

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announces September 2014 Highlights SEPTEMBER 2014 HIGHLIGHTS



NEW SERIES & SEASONS

(P) Denotes: Premieres



IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE

Season Three Premiere - Saturday, September 6 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)

In the popular self-help series, bestselling author, spiritual life coach and television host Iyanla Vanzant goes behind closed doors to help people whose relationships and lives have broken down.



Saturday, September 6 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode 1: Part 1

In a special multi-episode "Iyanla: Fix My Life," spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant attempts her first mega-fix on a 44-year-old video producer, Jay, who has fathered 34 children with 17 different women, in addition to adopting 9 other children. Jay finds it difficult to provide for his kids and it is clear that he will not be able to successfully fulfill his role as a father to 42 children until he addresses the underlying reasons behind his past reckless behavior.



Saturday, September 13 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode 2: Part 2

Iyanla must help Jay, who has fathered 34 children with 17 different women, in addition to adopting 9 other children, come face-to-face with feelings of emotional abandonment by his parents, which have left him hurt and resentful. The emotional void stemming from these unresolved issues have locked Jay in a seemingly endless negative cycle of women and children.



SIX LITTLE MCGHEES

Season Premiere - Saturday, September 6 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

In the new season, Columbus, Ohio's first sextuplets, Josiah, Madison, Olivia, Issac, Rozonno Jr. and Elijah, aren't so little anymore. Inches taller and a whole lot more vocal and active, the kids are developing their own personalities, which means there are bigger tantrums...and even bigger adventures. Now that the kids are four years old, parents Mia and Ro need to expand the size of their home to fit their growing family. Conflicts arise as the couple, who don't always see eye-to-eye, learn to compromise when it comes to either investing in a new home or in their ever expanding family carpet cleaning business. While balancing the challenges of raising the unforgettable brood, from enrolling them in new activities and searching for preschools, the McGhees prove every step of the way that "it takes a village" when it comes to their unique family and that love can overcome any obstacle.



Saturday, September 6 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Pending Approval

The McGhees are back and Mia and Ro reveal their answer to last season's most pressing question. Meanwhile, the business is expanding and the kids aren't so little anymore, which means bigger tantrums...and even bigger adventures.



Saturday, September 6 (10:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Barbells and Ballerinas

The Six Little McGhees are growing and it's time to introduce them to new activities. Mia takes the girls to ballet class, while Ro decides to take the boys to a weightlifting competition, which quickly brings out the competitor in him.



Saturday, September 13 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Not Enough Hours in the Day

The Six Little McGhees have been acting out, so Ro decides to introduce some new disciplinary tactics. Then, Mia and Ro arrange a romantic date night out, but unexpected business threatens to derail their plans.



Saturday, September 20 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Class Is In Session

Mia and Ro explore preschool options for the six little McGhees, including trying their hand at homeschooling. At the office, things get heated when Mia and Ro argue in front of the staff.



Saturday, September 27 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Cilky to the Rescue

Issac, the most precocious little McGhee, is constantly running off to play hide and seek without telling the others. After he disappears in a furniture store and then an indoor playground, Cilky, the McGhee's loving grandmother, takes it upon herself to swoop in and save the day.



SUPER SOUL SUNDAY

Season Premiere - Sunday, September 7 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT)

The two-time 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.



Sunday, September 7 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Paulo Coelho Part 1

Oprah is joined by Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller "The Alchemist." With more than 65 million copies sold, his beloved parable has become one of the bestselling books in history, focusing on the importance of following your dreams. Oprah visits with Paulo at his home in the picturesque city of Geneva, Switzerland, discussing how his colorful and rebellious upbringing influenced the man he is today, and how following his heart's desire has positioned him as one of the most successful authors in the world. In his first ever interview on American television, Paulo tells Oprah about the process of writing "The Alchemist," and how the story of the shepherd boy pursuing his treasure is a universal metaphor for life. His most recent release, "Adultery," marks his 31st published book. He's now sold an unprecedented 150 million books worldwide.



Sunday, September 14 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Paulo Coelho Part 2

Oprah's conversation with bestselling author Paulo Coelho continues at his home in Geneva, Switzerland. In part two of this exclusive interview, Paulo shares his unique spiritual journey and how he never lost faith in his dream of becoming a world-class writer. He also talks about his days as a hippie traveling across North America with his wife, Christina Oiticica, and how "The Road to Santiago," a 500 mile trek from France through northern Spain, became a seminal moment in his spiritual life. As the bestselling author of the acclaimed worldwide phenomenon, "The Alchemist," Paulo has sold an unprecedented 150 million books worldwide. His most recent release, "Adultery," marks his 31st published book.



OPRAH'S LIFECLASS

Season Premiere - Sunday, September 7 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)

The Emmy award-winning "Oprah's Lifeclass" is a richly interactive worldwide social experience for millions of students who participate in inspiring conversations with Oprah Winfrey on-air, online and via social media. For each episode, Oprah is joined by a hand-picked expert, and together they interact with viewers to share principles and tools that can help people live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.



Sunday, September 7 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Steve Harvey Part 1

Oprah talks with comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey as he offers lessons from his latest book, "Act Like a Success, Think Like A Success: Discovering Your Gift and The Way To Life's Riches."



Sunday, September 14 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Steve Harvey Part 2

Oprah talks with comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey as he offers lessons from his latest book, "Act Like a Success, Think Like A Success: Discovering Your Gift and The Way To Life's Riches."



Sunday, September 21 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Dr. Shefali Tsabary Part 1

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, parenting expert and author of the best-selling book, "The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children," advises families who are in the midst of a parenting crisis, by illustrating what beliefs fuel children's misbehavior.



Sunday, September 28 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Dr. Shefali Tsabary Part 2

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, parenting expert and author of the best-selling book, "The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children," advises families who are in the midst of a parenting crisis, by illustrating what beliefs fuel children's misbehavior.



HELP DESK

Series Premiere - Sunday, September 7 (12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET/PT)

"Help Desk" is an all-new series hosted by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Gotham Chopra, Deepak Chopra's son, as he introduces today's top thought leaders who bring their spiritual wisdom to the streets in different cities across the country, offering life-changing answers to hard-hitting questions about relationships, health, spirituality and personal transformation. These are challenging times and there is a deepening hunger among people for meaning and purpose. Where do they go for guidance? The simple truth is that spiritual advice has more impact when it's given to real people who have real questions. So, that sparked an idea; set up a desk in a busy public place, sit down with today's most celebrated spiritual teachers, and let the public ask them whatever is on their mind.



September 7 (12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Deepak Chopra

From the Help Desk in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Deepak Chopra, world-renowned pioneer in mind-body medicine and best-selling author, responds to questions from people who are dealing with grief after the unexpected passing of loved ones, emotional eating, and overcoming fear.



September 7 (12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Iyanla Vanzant

From the Help Desk at Union Station in Washington, D.C., Iyanla Vanzant, best-selling author, spiritual life coach, and star of OWN's popular series "Iyanla: Fix My Life," shares her unique style of advice-giving to people dealing with questions about emotionally-unavailable romantic partners, overwhelming stress and building better communication patterns with family.



September 14 (12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Gary Zukav

From the Help Desk in Portland, Oregon, Gary Zukav, bestselling author of "Seat of the Soul" and internationally renowned teacher, shares advice on how to choose a fulfilling career and discover the connection between physical and spiritual health.



September 21 (12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: DeVon Franklin

From the Help Desk in Los Angeles, California, DeVon Franklin, a Hollywood movie producer, preacher and author of "Produced By Faith," responds to questions about marriage, dealing with mistakes from the past and pursuing a career in the arts with courage and faith.



September 28 (12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Carolyn Myss

From the Help Desk in San Francisco, California, Caroline Myss, a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker, responds to questions on how to discover your personal talents, overcome addictions and be more assertive in a work environment



IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG

Season Premiere - Tuesday, September 9 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)

"If Loving You Is Wrong" is the new dramatic series created for television by writer/director Tyler Perry. With a diverse cast and storylines ranging from heartfelt to scandalous, the sexy, sleek drama takes viewers into the lives of a group of husbands, wives and friends that live and love in the same middle class neighborhood. On the surface they are true-to-life, relatable people - raising children, working jobs, finding and maintaining romance - but just below the veneer of happiness, their lives are entangled by heartbreak, deceit and lies that threaten to destroy everything.



Tuesday, September 9 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A Twisted Affair

In the series opener it is discovered that two Married people, Alex (Amanda Clayton) and Randal (Eltony Williams), are entangled in a torrid affair.



Tuesday, September 9 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Shots Fired

Edward (Joel Rush) discovers the identity of Esperanza's (Zulay Henao) new man, Julius (Octavio Pizano). Kelly (Edwina Finley) buys a house in Alex (Amanda Clayton) and Marcie's (Heather Hemmens) neighborhood.



Tuesday, September 16 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Alex Is Pregnant

While Brad (Aiden Turner) suspects that Alex (Amanda Clayton) might be having an affair, Alex reveals that she is pregnant while helping Kelly (Edwina Finley) move into her new house.



Tuesday, September 23 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Colombian

Esperanza (Zulay Henao) learns that Julius' (Octavio Pizano) father is the head of a Colombian cartel. Travis (Denzel Wells) returns from his mission in Haiti with a surprise for Kelly (Edwina Finley).



Tuesday, September 30 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The War Begins

Alex (Amanda Clayton) is relentlessly trying to confirm that father of her child is indeed Brad (Aidan Turner). Also, Kelly (Edwina Finley) gets the shock of her life when Travis (Denzel Wells) reveals that he is engaged to another woman.



FOR BETTER OR WORSE

Season Premiere - Wednesday, September 17 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)

"For Better or Worse," the popular comedy series from Tyler Perry about the ups and downs of dating and marriage, returns with all-new episodes that center on Angela's (NAACP Image Award-nominated actress Tasha Smith) ongoing suspicions that her husband Marcus (Michael Jai White) is having an affair. Additionally, Richard (Kent Faulcon) and Keisha (Kiki Haynes) are working on relationship problems of their own, while Leslie (Crystle Stewart) and on-again-off-again boyfriend Joseph (Jason Olive) could be headed toward wedding bells. Meanwhile, Todd (Brad James) and Jennifer (Cocoa Brown) are each up to no good.



Wednesday, September 17 (9 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Too Much Sex

Marcus' (Michael Jai White) sudden voracious sex drive causes Angela (Tasha Smith) to wonder if he is fantasizing about other women. Meanwhile, as Joseph (Jason Olive) is on The Hunt for Leslie's (Crystle Stewart) dog's missing fertility pills, Richard (Kent Faulcon) discovers a possible mix-up in medications.



Wednesday September 24 (9 p.m. - 9:30 pm ET/PT) Episode: Shawn - Part 1

A young pregnant girl named Shawn stops by Angela's (Tasha Smith) salon and mentions that the father of her child is named Marcus. Later, an angry Angela storms into C-Sports and accuses Marcus (Michael Jai White) of cheating on her with this young girl. However, Shawn points out that the Marcus she knows has a different identity.



CONTINUING SERIES(New Episodes)

(P) Denotes: Premieres



LOVE THY NEIGHBOR (30 Minutes)

Wednesdays (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)

"Love Thy Neighbor," the situation comedy by writer and director Tyler Perry, features a middle-class family and their daily joys, struggles, triumphs, and fumbles. Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely) lives in the simple home that she and one of her husbands bought some time ago. Linda (Kendra C. Johnson), her daughter, splits her time between Hattie's home and the apartment she sometimes shares with her on-again, off-again husband. Danny (Andre Hall), Linda's son, is his mother's pride and joy. He is young, handsome, smart, and adjusting to Life After college. Floyd (Palmer Williams, Jr.), the uncle, through his late brother's marriage to Hattie Mae, is an ever- present thorn in the family's side. Like old luggage, they can never seem to get rid of him.



(P) Wednesday, September 3 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Did Philip Get Away

Six weeks after sleeping with Philip (Tony Grant), Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) discovers that he has started a relationship with another woman. Floyd (Palmer Williams, Jr.) hooks Philip up with a woman in his building after Linda turns Philip down once and for all. Linda tries to act like she doesn't care about Philip's new relationship, but she goes to Danny's (Andre Hall) apartment with the hopes of running into Philip.



(P) Wednesday, September 10 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Morning Sickness

Linda (Kendra C. Jonhson) questions her recent lingering nausea after an evening she spent with Philip (Tony Grant). Later, Philip introduces everyone to his new lady friend, Sarah.



SPECIALS / MARATHONS



THE SPECIALS

Premiere - Sunday, September 7 (2:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET/PT)

This groundbreaking docu-series shares the funny, honest story of five housemates with intellectual disabilities living the classic student lifestyle in England. Filmed over four years and narrated by housemates Sam, Hilly, Lucy, Lewis and Megan, all between the ages of 19-23 and close friends since childhood, "The Specials" shares the ups and downs of their daily lives from first love to heartbreak, from leaving college to finding a job, as well as the day-to-day interactions and complications of sharing a house together. The housemates live life to the max - they enjoy everything from Surfing and karaoke to even competing in the Special Olympics. The award-winning series was originally produced as short form, 10-minute webisodes in England. OWN will televise fresh, newly adapted episodes following housemates as they continue to support each other through major changes in their lives -- everything from breakups, to a parents' divorce and finally an engagement. The series truly highlights that we are all more alike than different.


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