OWN's SUPER SOUL SUNDAY Wins 2nd Daytime Emmy
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's popular Sunday morning series "Super Soul Sunday," from Harpo Studios, won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series at Friday night's (June 20) 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony. This is the second win and third nomination for the series in the three years that it has been on the air.
"'Super Soul Sunday' has become appointment viewing on Sunday mornings for our viewers," said Sheri Salata, president, OWN and Harpo Studios. "Oprah is passionate about providing network programming that not only entertains but also feeds the soul, and we are thrilled that the academy and its members have recognized this series with another Emmy win."
All-new episodes of "Super Soul Sunday" will return in September 2014.
About "Super Soul Sunday" (Sundays at 11 a.m. ET/PT): "Super Soul Sunday" is the multi-award winning daytime series that delivers a timely 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. Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with two Daytime Emmy awards, the Alliance of Women in Media Foundation with a Gracie award and the Religion Communicators Council with a Wilbur award, "Super Soul Sunday" features all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders. Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality and conscious living, guests who have appeared include Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, Dr. Maya Angelou, Gary Zukav, Marianne Williamson, Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, indie.arie, Coach Phil Jackson, don Miguel Ruiz, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Home to Oprah's Book Club 2.0, the series has helped surge book sales of bestselling author Cheryl Strayed, debut novelist Ayana Mathis and bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd. A truly unique television experience, this groundbreaking series has attracted one of the most loyal, active and engaged social communities in television. Every episode has ranked in the top ten most social shows in broadcast television and cable, frequently spiking to number one (source: Bluefin Data). "Super Soul Sunday" presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today's world. This series is produced by Harpo Studios with Jill Barancik serving as executive producer and Corny Koehl, Amy Ward and Lisa Weiss as co-executive producers.
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, visit www.oprah.com/own.