OWN Announces August 2016 Programming Highlights

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced August 2016 programming highlights, including new series and seasons and returning series and seasons.

NEW SERIES & SEASONS
(P) Denotes: Premieres

SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
Season Premiere Sunday, August 7 (11 a.m - 12 p.m. ET/PT)
"Super Soul 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, August 7 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Oprah Winfrey talks with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Shefali Tsabury about the revolution of conscious parenting, creating an awakened family and raising confident children.

(P) Sunday, August 14 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Tony Robbins & His Wife Sage
Oprah Winfrey speaks with motivational speaker Tony Robbins about developing the skills to transform your life today. Tony's wife Sage also joins the conversation to discuss the insights they have discovered through their journey as a couple.

(P) Sunday, August 21 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Wayne Pacelle
Oprah Winfrey is joined by New York Times best-selling author and President/CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, Wayne Pacelle, to discuss an unprecedented spiritual awakening in our treatment of animals.

(P) Sunday, August 28 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good
Oprah Winfrey sits down with Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good as they open up about their faith, courtship and marriage, as well as the key to their successful relationship.

CONTINUING SERIES
(P) Denotes: Premieres
(F) Denotes: Finales

GREENLEAF
Wednesdays (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
OWN's new drama "Greenleaf" centers on THE JOURNEY of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace "Gigi" Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, "The Night Shift") who has returned home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister. As she reenters the world of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, the Memphis megachurch run by her powerful parents Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David, "Community") and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield, "The Josephine Baker Story"), it becomes evident that things are not as virtuous as they seem and that the family's outward display of faith hides sin and misdeeds.

(P) Wednesday, August 3 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Broken Road
A debate erupts about security at Calvary. Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) confronts Kevin (Tye White). Mac (Gregory Alan Williams) plans to leave the country setting off a chain of events with potentially catastrophic consequences.

(P) Wednesday, August 10 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: March To The Sea
Mac's (Gregory Alan Williams) attempt to blackmail the Bishop (Keith David, "Community") is thwarted by Grace (Merle Dandridge). Grace has to deal with Sophia's (Desiree Ross) father, Ray (guest star Michael Rodrick), who has doubts about Grace's parenting. Charity (Deborah Joy Winans), fed up with being disrespected, finally speaks up.

(P) Wednesday, August 17 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Men Like Trees Walking
The church, beset on all sides by scandal, is hemorrhaging money and members. Ray (Michael Rodrick) takes Grace (Merle Dandridge) to court for custody of Sophia (Desiree Ross). Jacob's (Lamman Rucker) offers to help at Calvary are declined. Kevin (Tye White) gets closer to Adrian (guest star Gary Weeks).

(P) Wednesday, August 24 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Veni, Vidi, Vici
Directed by actress/director Regina King (American Crime).
Grace (Merle Dandridge), Ray (guest star Michael Rodrick) and Sophia (Desiree Ross) go to court for a custody hearing. Basie (guest star Jason Dirden), the Bishop (Keith David) and Jacob (Lamman Rucker) meet to discuss an opportunity at Triumph. Deacon Sykes (guest star Jen Harper) suggests to hold a "women's day" at a smaller venue and asks Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) about letting Grace preach. Adrian (guest star Gary Weeks) gets the wrong idea about his lunch meeting with Kevin (Tye White). Mavis (guest star Oprah Winfrey, "Selma") runs into problems with her club. Kevin openly discusses his feelings with Charity (Deborah Joy Winans).

(F) Wednesday, August 31 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: What Are You Doing Here?
Deacon Sykes (guest star Jen Harper) is not sold on the idea of Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) preaching at "women's day." Basie (guest star Jason Dirden) reveals he wants Jacob (Lamman Rucker) to run Triumph's new community center that will be built very near Calvary. Lady Mae confronts her sister Mavis (guest star Oprah Winfrey).

THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS
Tuesdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
Starring John Schneider (Jim Cryer) and Tika Sumpter (Candace Young), OWN's popular series from prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, portrays the ongoing drama between the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family.

(P) Tuesday, August 2 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A Tragic Assumption
Katheryn (Renee Lawless) learns information about Wyatt (Aaron O'Connell) that sends her over the edge.

(P) Tuesday, August 9 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: I Am Wolf
Jim (John Schneider) forms an unlikely alliance with a former foe to assist him in his ploy against Candace (Tika Sumpter).

(P) Tuesday, August 16 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Back In Business
David (Peter Parros) receives information that allows him to understand the genealogy of Mitch's (Brett Davis) family.

(P) Tuesday, August 23 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Fugitive
The police search for a fugitive that has very close ties to Katheryn (Renee Lawless).

(P) Tuesday, August 30 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The SILK Hankerchief
Benny (Tyler Lepley) is heartbroken to learn the truth of how Candace (Tika Sumpter) financed his property.

FLEX & SHANICE
Saturdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
"Flex & Shanice" follows the lives of husband and wife duo, actor Flex Alexander ("One on One"), and Grammy-nominated singer Shanice ("I Love Your Smile"). Eight years ago, this celebrity couple asked their hilarious extended family to move in and they never left. Now Flex and Shanice, their two children Imani and Elijah, Shanice's mother Crystal and her husband Mike, Uncle Spirit, and cousin Ruba all live under one roof, and while sometimes it takes a village, most of the time eight people under one roof is a recipe for pure pandemonium. Through good and bad, this big-hearted family is working hard to hold it all together until they can catch their next big break.

(P) Saturday, August 6 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Bullies & Breakdowns
When Elijah admits that he's being bullied at school, Flex goes into high alert and Shanice feels torn between finishing her album and taking care of her son. Meanwhile Crystal, determined to manage Imani's budding career, makes a scene at an audition.

(P) Saturday, August 13 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Basketball, Boys & Bad Behavior
When Shanice's superstar duet partner drops out an unexpected replacement steps in. Flex works with Elijah to turn his frustrations into fuel on the basketball court.

(P) Saturday, August 20 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Moving Up & Moving On
Shanice revs up to debut her new music for industry execs as Flex helps Elijah produce a video project for school. Ruba has moved in to Brooklyn's tiny apartment. Crystal finds a new client, to Mike's chagrin.

(F) Saturday, August 27 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Hawaiian Honeymoon...For 8
After waiting 16 years for a honeymoon, Flex and Shanice plan a romantic trip to Hawaii, but it quickly becomes a family affair. Imani and Elijah refuse to be left behind, while Uncle Spirit leads Ruba on a spiritual journey and Mike and Crystal go missing in the jungle.

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR
Fridays (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)?
"Love Thy Neighbor" is a half-hour comedy from Tyler Perry 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.

(P) Friday, August 5 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Hattie's Memories
Hattie (Patrice Lovely) decides to write her memoirs and causes issues amongst her friends and family.

(P) Friday, August 12 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: I Want My Mama
Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) reaches the point where she needs her mother's care and attention.

(P) Friday, August 19 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Crying Wolf
Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) gets a shocking phone call.

(P) Friday, August 26 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:Tired
Troy (Leigh-Ann Rose) reaches her limit with Danny's (Andre Hall) family after a heated discussion.


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