OWN Announces September Highlights

OWN Announces September Highlights

The OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK (OWN) has released highlights of its upcoming September 2014 schedule. (P) Denotes: Premieres


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: Fix My Father With 34 Children: 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: Fix My Father With 34 Children: Part 2

Iyanla meets with Jay's mother, sisters and several of the mothers of Jay's children. They work through issues they have with each other and Iyanla pushes them on the issues they have with Jay. Then, Iyanla meets with some of Jay's adult children and the meeting does not go well.

Saturday, September 20 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Fix My Father With 34 Children: Part 3

Iyanla brings Jay face-to-face with a few of the mothers who confront him on the mixed messages he's been sending all of them. He gets upset and storms out. Next, she brings together Jay, his son Jay Wes, and his father Wes and later encourages Jay to read a "confession" to the mothers.


Season Premiere - Saturday, September 6 (10 p.m. - 11 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.


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.

Sunday, September 21 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Alanis Morissette

Oprah sits down with seven-time Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette for a conversation about passion, art and the spiritual lessons that have helped her remain grounded despite the rollercoaster ride of stardom and success. In 1995, Alanis's U.S. debut album "Jagged Little Pill" went on to sell more than 33 million copies worldwide, catapulting her to international fame. Alanis and Oprah discuss her rise to fame, how she learned to channel previous pain into self-growth, and how her commercial success compares to the deeper connection she has now found through a more conscious way of living.

Sunday, September 28 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Marianne Williamson

Oprah speaks with bestselling author and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson about the lessons she learned from her recent run for congress and why she believes spirituality belongs in politics. Though she was defeated in the primary, Marianne's ideas about the importance of reform and creating inclusive policies opened up a new dialogue in the political arena. They also discuss what it means for a spiritual pioneer like Marianne to take a leap of faith at 62-years-old. A longtime friend of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Super Soul Sunday," Marianne's books include "The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles" and "Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife."


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: Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success with Steve Harvey

Oprah welcomes Steve Harvey to the Lifeclass stage to talk about his rise to success and the lessons he's learned from his personal life. In front of a live studio audience and viewers participating worldwide via social media, the comedian and talk show host at the top of his game, lends his advice to real people. Lessons from his latest book, "Act Like a Success, Think Like A Success: Discovering Your Gift and The Way To Life's Riches," include: how to define success, let go of excuses, embrace fear and failure, and when to get rid of dead weight holding you back from your dreams.

Sunday, September 14 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Ask Steve Harvey Anything!

In part two of Oprah's conversation with Steve Harvey, the comedian and talk show host, answers real questions, with his signature brand of humor, from studio audience members who need advice on relationships, money and success. Viewers from across the country skype in with their most compelling questions. Nothing is off limits as Steve advises on real life "Family Feuds," friends in disagreement, and workplace drama questions.

Sunday, September 21 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Families in Parenting Crisis: An Intimate Look Confessions of Stressed Out Parents

Oprah welcomes Dr. Shefali Tsabary to the Lifeclass stage once again for an enlightening and uplifting conversation, this time, in a more intimate setting with a circle of couples who are in the midst of a parenting crisis. Best-selling author of "The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children," Dr. Shefali digs deep with these families to explore the parents' own upbringing and past pain to illustrate how their shadow beliefs are fueling their children's misbehavior.

Sunday, September 28 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah and Dr. Shefali: The Children Speak Out

Oprah's enlightening conversation with Dr. Shefali Tsabary continues delving deeper into personal parenting issues.This time, the children reveal what they really want their parents to know about how they feel. As part of a live studio audience of concerned families, the children's parents react to what their kids have to say on tape. Dr. Shefali moderates the discussion and introduces new lesson points, illustrating how all parents can better connect with their kids. She also incorporates practical advice and "in the moment" parenting solutions from her book "Out of Control: Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn't Work and What Will."


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 14 (12 p.m. - 12:30 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 21 (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 28 (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.


Season Premiere - Tuesday, September 9 (9 p.m. - 11 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.


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.


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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.



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.