OWN Announces April 2016 Programming Highlights
OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announces its April 2016 programming highlights. New series and seasons. (P) Denotes: PremieresFOR BETTER OR WORSE: Season Premiere Friday, April 1 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT - Two Episodes Back-to-Back) Comedy series "For Better or Worse" from Tyler Perry follows the ups and downs of dating and marriage and centers on Angela Williams (Tasha Smith), the owner of a successful beauty salon, and her husband of 13 years, Marcus (Michael Jai White). In this new season, Marcus and Angela, after dealing with a trying period of finding out that Marcus has a daughter, decide to explore expanding their family. Meanwhile, Joseph (Jason Olive) and Leslie (Crystle Stewart) are navigating the trials and tribulations of married life. Additionally, Jennifer (Cocoa Brown) and Richard (Kent Faulcon) form an unlikely alliance while they learn that all things happen for a reason. The series also stars Brad James. Throughout the season, this close-knit group of friends bring humor to the ups and downs of everyday life. (P) Friday, April 1 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Getting Help
Richard (Kent Faulcon) deals with the aftermath of his short temper. (P) Friday, April 1 (9:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Evil is Knocking
Keisha (Kiki Haynes) tries to manipulate a situation for her advantage. (P) Friday, April 8 Episode: TBA (P) Friday, April 15 Episode: TBA (P) Friday, April 22 Episode: TBA (P) Friday, April 29 Episode: TBA CONTINUING SERIES
(P) Denotes: Premieres
(F) Denotes: Finales FOR PEETE'S SAKE
Saturdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
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. "For Peete's Sake" takes a comedic, yet intimate look at the hectic and comical lives of the Peetes 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. 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. (P) Saturday, April 2 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: Do I Have Autism Still?
Holly and RJ travel to Detroit to open a new RJ's Place at the Children's Hospital. Rodney takes Ryan on a college tour of his GLORY days at USC, while Robinson gets stuck at home on his 13th birthday without a party...until Uncle Matt shows up to save the day. (P) Saturday, April 9 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: HollyRod or Bust
Holly is swamped prepping for her star-studded annual HollyRod fundraiser and Rodney struggles to pick up the slack with the kids. Meanwhile, with Dolores' encouragement, Ryan works up the confidence for her first audition with a big-shot music producer. (P) Saturday, April 16 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: Black-tress of a Certain Age
As a self-proclaimed "Blacktress of a certain age" Holly pursues her dream of owning a lifestyle brand and a "mom cave" at home. Rodney leads a support group for dads of autistic kids and Ryan lobbies for a puppy to help RJ prepare for life with her away at college. (P) Saturday, April 23 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: There Goes the Neighborhood
When Dolores suddenly needs a place to live, Holly is forced to give up her brand new "mom cave," and Rodney fears that she may get too comfortable. Meanwhile ten year-old Roman is tired of getting bullied and tries to bulk up and Ryan shoots her first music video. (P) Saturday, April 30 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: Because I Said So
After Holly pressures Rodney to get a head MRI due to NFL career injuries, they struggle to decide whether or not to let Robinson play football. Dolores begins to wear out her welcome when she challenges Rodney's discipline style. IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG
Tuesdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
With a diverse cast and storylines ranging from heartfelt to scandalous, the sexy, sleek drama from Tyler Perry 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. Throughout the season, "If Loving You Is Wrong" continues to follow Alex (Amanda Clayton), Kelly (Edwina Findley Dickerson), Marcie (Heather Hemmens), Esperanza (Zulay Henao) and Natalie (April Parker-Jones) on their quest to find love in the midst of managing very complex lives. For these women, love is an ever-present necessity in spite of the high price that sometimes must be paid. (P) Tuesday, April 5 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: Randal's Wicked Web
Randal (Eltony Williams) strikes back at Alex (Amanda Clayton) and Brad (Aiden Turner). (P) Tuesday, April 12 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: A Mother's Love
Alex (Amanda Clayton) discovers the depth of Randal's (Eltony Willaims) evil.
(P) Tuesday, April 19 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: Betting on Tina
A nurse becomes a formidable opponent for Eddie (Joel Rush). (P) Tuesday, April 26 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: The Brown Paper Bag
Lushion (Charles Malik Whitfield) frantically searches for a piece of evidence. OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Saturdays (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" rediscovers "Oprah Show" guests who made you laugh and made you cry. Find out where they are now, plus see what has happened to some of the biggest newsmakers of all time, and how their lives changed after sudden fame and notoriety turned their worlds upside down. (P) Saturday, April 2 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: OJ Simpson Special
TV journalist NANCY GRACE reveals how this case forever changed TV crime coverage, while major players in the case, including Marcia Clark, Chris Darden, Kato Kaelin and Kim Goldman reflect on the trial and its impact on their lives. (P) Saturday, April 9 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: Mackenzie Phillips, Broadway and Television Star Audra McDonald & Jose Conseco
Oprah sits down with Mackenzie Phillips for an in-depth update on her life following the frenzy surrounding her tell-all autobiography; celebrity updates include six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald and baseball legend Jose Canseco. (P) Saturday, April 16 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: General Hospital's Genie Francis, Supermodel Iman, Child Prodigy Greg Smith
Oprah revisits child genius Greg Smith, who entered college as a ten year-old; celebrity interviews include "General Hospital's" Genie Francis, supermodel Iman, THE VOICE of iPhone's Siri, and six-time Olympic Gold Medalist Amy Van Dyken. (P) Saturday, April 23 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)Episode: Icon Diahann Carroll, Candy Queen Dylan Lauren, Actress Lela Rochon.
Oprah sits down with transgender author Jenny Boylan, who has become a friend and advisor to Caitlyn Jenner; celebrity updates include the legendary Diahann Carroll at 80, candy queen Dylan Lauren, and actress Lela Rochon. (P) Saturday, April 30 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Honey Boo Boo and family, Brian McKnight, Laura San Giacomo
The stars of the controversial reality TV show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" weigh in on LIFE AFTER the show ended; celebrity updates include 16-time Grammy nominee Brian McKnight, actress Laura San Giacomo, record producer extraordinaire L.A. Reid and Josie Bissett from "Melrose Place."
Sundays (11 a.m - 12 p.m. ET/PT)
"SuperSoul Sunday" is the two-time Emmy award-winning series that delivers timely, thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. The series features all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality, conscious living and what it means to be alive in today's world. (P) Sunday, April 3 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Tracy Morgan
Oprah talks to actor/comedian Tracy Morgan for a rare conversation as he begins to step back into the spotlight following a devastating multi-car crash in 2014, leaving him with life-threatening injuries and taking the life of his close friend. (P) Sunday, April 10 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Cheryl Strayed
Oprah is joined by number one New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed for a conversation about finding inspiration in the written word, the importance of exploring our own stories and her most recent bestselling book "Brave Enough." (P) Sunday, April 17 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Reza Aslan
Oprah speaks with bestselling author and religious scholar Reza Aslan about the universal power of faith and the human desire to seek out spiritual connection. They also discuss the Islamic faith and what it means to be Muslim in a post 9/11 world. (P) Sunday, April 24 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Iyanla Vanzant
Oprah Winfrey sits down with Iyanla Vanzant, bestselling author, spiritual life coach and host of OWN's "Iyanla, Fix My Life," about one of life's most difficult lessons: learning to trust. HOME MADE SIMPLE
Saturdays (9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET/PT)
This Emmy-winning television series features fresh design ideas, delicious recipes and money and space saving solutions for deserving homeowners. "Home Made Simple" empowers viewers to take on simple do-it-yourself household projects with confidence. New host, Jeremiah Brent, along with his team of experts deliver stylish and smart designs, clever crafts and "why-didn't-I-think-of-that?" ideas while continuing to celebrate truly inspiring homeowners. Each week culminates with an emotional room reveal packed with surprises in addition to a new inviting space for friends and family to enjoy. (P) Saturday, April 2 (9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: From Awkward Space to Happy Place
Host Jeremiah Brent and designer Kim Myles jump in to show a young homeowner the steps to taking an awkward shaped living room to a party space for her large family. It's a colorful DIY revamp complete with fireplace fun. (P) Saturday, April 9 (9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: Crafting a New Home
It's time to bring the heart into an empty vintage living room for an inspiring mother and new homeowner who works tirelessly for families with developmentally challenged children. The team warms up this large space just in time for their first party.