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OWN Announces Revised August 2014 Highlights



Monday, August 4 (6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET/PT)
The Emmy-nominated documentary "Running From Crazy" from two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple examines the personal journey of Academy Award-nominated actress and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of writer Ernest Hemingway, as she strives for a deeper understanding of the suicide and mental illness that have afflicted so many of her family members, including her supermodel sister, Margaux Hemingway and her oldest sister, artist Joan "Muffet" Hemingway. Intimate verite footage and raw, emotional interviews with Mariel herself are interwoven with stunning, rarely seen archival footage of the three Hemingway sisters and their parents. Audiences are taken back in time to revisit the famous family and their remarkable, though often heartbreaking legacy, and see how it resonates today. As Mariel comes to terms with the tragedies that have shaped the course of her life, she finds a way to overcome a similar fate for herself and her daughters by embracing a conscientious and active lifestyle, which includes the daily practice of yoga and meditation, healthy eating and discovering new relationships. She becomes deeply committed to promoting this lifestyle and to bringing awareness to an issue she cares deeply about -- suicide prevention. Through it all, Mariel comes to discover the inner strength, happiness and peace that have eluded her for so long. "Running From Crazy" is a true testament of the sheer power of the human spirit and our ability to rise above the sadness of our past to find a better, happier tomorrow.

Kiyah, Bershan, Chenoa and Tiffany have known each other for more than ten years, and are constant sources of inspiration, support, competition and companionship to one another. Kiyah, an ambitious and successful celebrity hair stylist, is the link who brought the four friends together, and New York City's legendary Harlem neighborhood is where the quartet come together on a regular basis ... over drinks, lunches, dinners, you name it. Two are married, two are single, and all are strong and fiercely independent women who believe in living out their dreams and not letting anyone or anything get in their way. Through the group's adventures, misadventures, romances, successes and life-altering struggles, they may not always see eye-to-eye, but when push comes to shove, they are there for each other with solid and unwavering support as they each face their own unique challenges and triumphs.

Sunday, August 10 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: What's Love Got To Do With It
Kiyah makes the cross-country move to New York and leaves her boyfriend behind, Chenoa is living on her own after separating from her husband, Bershan reveals life-changing news, and Tiffany opens up about a secret that shocks her friends.

Sunday, August 17 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Secrets Revealed
Chenoa and Bershan are frantically putting together a fabulous birthday party for Kiyah's 40th, but Tiffany is making it impossible. Bershan tells Kiyah that she needs to move out. Chenoa gets an intriguing proposition from her estranged husband, Carlyle.

Sunday, August 24 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Nobody Said Sexy Was Easy
Kiyah finds a new apartment and starts to get serious about having a baby. Bershan asks Chenoa to help spice up her marriage by doing a sexy, lingerie photo shoot. Chenoa takes the girls to a lesbian bar to test drive the idea of a second wife.

Sunday, August 31 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Miseducation of Kiyah Wright
Tiffany questions Brian's commitment but still wants him to meet her mom. Chenoa gets a photography job that may interfere with her work on the donut shop. Bershan races to her dad after a car accident, and Kiyah has her own emotional family visit in D.C.

(P) Denotes: Premieres

Sundays (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.

(P) Sunday, August 3 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Singing Star Brandy, 80s Heartthrob Lorenzo Lamas & 'The Human Ken Doll'
Oprah sits down with Grammy-winning singer Brandy to discuss her tragic car accident, brother Ray J and why she lied to Oprah on national television; plus updates with '80s heartthrob Lorenzo Lamas and the man many call "The Human Ken Doll."

(P) Sunday, August 10 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Former Idol Judge Randy Jackson, RHNJ Danielle Staub & Sam Champion
Oprah interviews "American Idol's" Randy Jackson; plus, more updates with former "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion and "Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Danielle Staub.

(P) Sunday, August 17 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Jermaine Jackson, Ali Landry, Star Trek's George Takei & 70s Star Rex Smith
Oprah sits down with Jermaine Jackson; plus, more updates with "Star Trek's" George Takei, former Miss USA Ali Landry, teen idol Rex Smith, and former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair who resigned amid accusations of plagiarism.

(P) Sunday, August 24 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Pat O'Brien, Janice from Friends, Jack Wagner & Star Search's Sam Harris
Oprah interviews legendary broadcast journalist Pat O'Brien; plus updates with actor Jack Wagner, Star Search champion Sam Harris, Maggie Wheeler who played Janice on the hit sitcom "Friends" and Chris Burke, star of the hit 80's show "Life Goes On."

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.

*Season Finale* (P) Sunday, August 3 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Cicely Tyson
Multiple award-winning actress, Cicely Tyson, is a living legend whose remarkable dedication to her life's purpose with standout roles in hit movies and on Broadway is reflected in her illustrious career. From her childhood growing up in New York City to her early days as a model and her most recognized portrayal of Kunta Kinte's mother, Binta, in the epic historical miniseries "Roots," this iconic performer decided early on that her work would be more than a job: she'd use her opportunities to help make a difference. In this rare, unprecedented first-person account, Ms. Tyson, who shows no signs of slowing down, opens up about the valuable lessons she's learned from her experiences, including: know what came before you, always put joy into work, find your calling and follow your intuition.

Mondays (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, August 4 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: South Africa
Beyond bringing HIV/AIDS medication to the wild bush lands, the team travels out to aid local clinics that work to provide much-needed food, water and education before the epidemic claims another life. The team works with Sir Richard Branson and non-profit organizations including Virgin Unite, Bhubezi Health Centre and Ulusaba Pride 'N Purpose.

(P) Monday, August 4 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Malaysia
In a booming Asian metropolis, one segment of the population has been deemed a burden by society, and the team fights to change perceptions and create opportunities, while discovering just how able the disabled really are. Here, the team works with Sir Elton John, World Champion Boxer Manny Pacquiao and the non-profit organization The Beautiful Gate Foundation.

(P) Monday, August 11 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Ethiopia
More than one million Ethiopians suffer from an unsightly, yet preventable condition, Mossy Foot disease, which renders them outcasts from society. Providing assistance and education, Bill, Tani and Steven work with the non-profit organization Mossy Foot Foundation to overcome the fear and prejudice surrounding this disease.

(P) Monday, August 18 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: India
This episode explores the millions of orphans who face abusive households and flock to India's large cities, only to become victims of sex trafficking and child slavery. While these children beg, borrow, and steal for survival, the team struggles to educate them before they become prey to the ruthless life of the streets. The team works with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the non-profit organization Salaam Baalak Trust.

(P) Monday, August 25 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Papua New Guinea
In the land of the unexpected, the team travels into a jungle to help a village plagued by tribal warfare fueled by the drug trade. They work with the non-profit organization Touching The Untouchables.

Saturdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
In an all-new season, Miss Robbie and her son, Tim, prepare to expand their restaurant empire beyond St. Louis with a new location on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Getting the restaurant together is no easy task as they prepare to renovate the new location and find staff to train in time for the summer rush. Meanwhile, back in St. Louis, Tim struggles with planning the move to Memphis while continuing to manage the local restaurants, and hires a new district manager, Ma'ri, who quickly implements change and starts ruffling the staff's feathers. As if Miss Robbie's plate wasn't full enough, she's also moving ahead with launching her new Sweetie Pie's Sweet Tea line. It's all systems go as this family works hard to expand their brand - one recipe at a time.

(P) Saturday, August 2 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Good Cop, Bad Cop
Miss Robbie breaks her wrist roller-skating, but rallies to attend the career fair in Memphis with Tim and Charles as she's not going to trust anyone else to hire cooks for the new restaurant. Back in St. Louis, Monique worries about a bullying situation that's affecting her daughter Nya at school, and new district manager Ma'ri replaces the old time clock system with a digital one that uses fingerprints, much to the frustration of the staff.

(P) Saturday, August 9 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Running Out of Time
Frustrated by the lack of progress at the new restaurant in Memphis, Miss Robbie sends Tim, Charles, and Ike down to see if they can get the ball rolling on construction. After giving it his best effort, Tim worries that their collective elbow grease isn't going to get the space ready to open in May as originally planned, so he brings in a crew to help them start tearing down walls. At the same time, the staff hasn't been able to figure out how to use Ma'ri's new time clock system, causing Miss Robbie to miss payroll for the first time in 17 years. Angry, Miss Robbie demands Ma'ri find a way to fix the problem or find herself a new job.

(P) Saturday, August 16 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Ready to Launch
After almost two years of being single, Jenae goes on a date with a man she meets at the gym - and is even open to going out with him on a second date. Meanwhile, Miss Robbie and Tim are excited to learn that Schnuck's, a local grocery chain that earlier expressed interest in carrying Sweetie Pie's Tea in a limited number of their locations, has decided to stock it in all 100 of their stores. After a successful launch event for the tea, Tim and Robbie head back to Beale Street. As Miss Robbie tries to decide what their next steps in Memphis should be, Tim declares that he's still feeling the pull to start the new restaurant in Houston instead and has to decide if he's going to help his mom finish renovating her dream, or head to Texas to follow his own.

Saturdays (10 p.m. - 10:30 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, August 2 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Meet The Parents
With marriage around the corner for La Toya and Jeffré, it's time for the in-laws to finally meet. But since La Toya and Jeffré come from two different worlds, their relationship may be threatened. Only time will tell.

*Season Finale* (P) Saturday, August 9 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Big Announcement
Finally ready to go public with their engagement, La Toya and Jeffré plan an elegant cocktail party to make the big announcement. But once the celebration begins, it becomes clear that the happy couple is no longer on the same page about the wedding.

*Season Finale* (P) Saturday, August 9 (10:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Meltdown
With the party is in full swing, it's time to announce La Toya and Jeffré's engagement. But things do not go as planned and the bride-to-be runs off the stage in a panic.

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, Lionel. 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, August 6 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Gotcha Part 1
Danny (Andre Hall) suspects a potential client of being the woman who duped his mother out of three thousand dollars.

(P) Wednesday, August 13 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Gotcha Part 2
Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) is heartbroken after discovering that Will (Thai Douglas) conned her.

(P) Wednesday, August 20 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Make Love To Me
Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) decides to throw caution to the wind and indulge in a night of passion with Philip (Tony Grant).

(P) Wednesday, August 27 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A Night Away
Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) is shocked and disappointed when she wakes up and finds herself in Philip's (Tony Grant) bed.


Premiere - Saturday, August 16 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
"Wingmen" introduces Corey and Ramone, two best friends and creative geniuses who have big dreams for 2 Fat 2 Fly, their small-town food truck business. The Columbia, South Carolina duo invented a revolutionary twist on a culinary classic: stuffed chicken wings. Their secret stuffing technique puts savory dishes like jambalaya and mac & cheese inside a chicken wing. For Corey and Ramone, this isn't just another food trend, it's their meal ticket and chance to strike it rich. "Wingmen" will follow the pair as they attempt to get their crazy business habits in order and make their dreams of owning a million-dollar wing empire a reality.

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