OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces April Highlights
OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announces APRIL 2015 HIGHLIGHTS:
NEW SERIES & SEASONS
(P) Denotes: Premieres
DEION'S FAMILY PLAYBOOK
Season Premiere Saturday, April 25 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
"Deion's Family Playbook" follows celebrated sports legend Deion Sanders as he raises his own five kids and five others with the help of his devoted mom, Connie, and longtime girlfriend, Hollywood producer and TV host, Tracey Edmonds. This season, Deion and the family finally start to settle into their new, smaller home, as the kids learn that the days of being spoiled are over. From sharing rooms to helping with housekeeping, Deion and Connie are laying down the law. But boys will be boys, and Shilo's constant tormenting of his brothers and sisters and Florida's playful attempts to sneak girls into the house come to a boiling point in the close quarters. Meanwhile, Tracey and Deion try to create a new normal for their long-distance relationship when Tracey starts her new full-time co-hosting gig on "Extra!." While Shilo continues to pursue a music career and finds a new outlet in boxing, Florida struggles with whether or not to move back in with his mother after she moves the family to Dallas. Finally, Deion deals with one of the toughest challenges of his life when he faces the threat of having Prime Prep Academy, the institution he built from the ground up, TAKEN AWAY from him.
(P) Saturday, April 25 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Connie Takes Charge
Tracey surprises Deion during his visit to L.A. by reuniting him with her mother, Jackie, on live TV. With Deion out of town, Florida and Shedeur try to sneak girls past Connie's watchful eye...until Bossy spoils their plans.
(P) Denotes: Premieres
(F) Denotes: Finales
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG
Tuesdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
"If Loving You Is Wrong" is the 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.
(P) Tuesday, April 7 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Fatherless Boys
Kelly's (Edwina Findley Dickerson) son, Justice (Timmy Richardson), reveals that his father doesn't call or talk with him anymore. Meanwhile, Joey (Matt Cook) has an interview for a job at a dangerous chemical plant that Natalie (April Parkter-Jones) disapproves of.
(P) Tuesday, April 14 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Who Knew
Brad (Aiden Turner) seeks revenge against Randal (Eltony Williams), and questions the ladies to find out who knew about the affair between Alex (Amanda Clayton) and Randal.
(P) Tuesday, April 21 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Marcie and Brad
Marcie (Heather Hemmens) gives Randal (Eltony Williams) divorce papers. She tells Brad (Aiden Turner) that she wants to sleep with him to get back at Randal and Alex (Amanda Clayton).
(P) Tuesday, April 28 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Who's Baby
After Alex (Amanda Clayton) is rushed to her doctor for her contraction-like symptoms, Brad (Aiden Turner) shows up and asks for a paternity test.
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
Fridays (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
"For Better or Worse" 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). This new season, Keisha (Kiki Haynes) and Richard's (Kent Faulcon) messy divorce causes tensions among their entire group of friends as well as creates problems for C-Sports. Richard leans heavily on his friendship with Marcus and Angela as he is forced to move in with them during this difficult time. Meanwhile, Joseph (Jason Olive) and Leslie (Crystle Stewart) are settling into life together and begin the harrowing task of planning a wedding. Despite it all, this season delivers more laughs than ever as this cast of characters deal with these uncanny situations in the most eclectic and unconventional ways. The series also stars Brad James and Cocoa Brown.
(P) Friday, April 3 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Who Got The Keys
When the guys get locked out of the studio, Richard (Kent Faulcon) tries to break the door down and hurts himself.
(P) Friday, April 10 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Healing Hands
Miss V. (Chandra Currelley) heals Richard?s (Kent Faulcon) ailing back.
(P) Friday, April 17 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A Few Days
Keisha (Kiki Haynes) starts working at C-Sports, and Richard (Kent Faulcon) vows to get even with her.
(P) Friday, April 24 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Keisha's Corner
Keisha (Kiki Haynes) has added a segment to the guys? show called "Keisha?s Corner."
WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S
Saturdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
When Robbie Montgomery, a 1960s backup singer and former Ikette, suffered a collapsed lung and had to stop singing, she decided to pour her talents into another creative venture: a soul food restaurant called Sweetie Pie's. At her family-centered eateries, which include Sweetie Pie's at the Mangrove, Sweetie Pie's Upper Crust and the original Sweetie Pie's established in 1996, which Miss Robbie runs with her son, Tim, both hilarity and drama are offered in equal measure. This docu-series follows the loud, loving and often singing Montgomery family as they work to expand their empire, one soulful dish at a time.
(P) Saturday, April 4 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: 312
Miss Robbie and Tim visit their new spot in Los Angeles, praying it doesn't become another money pit like Memphis. Back in St. Louis, Charles struggles to stay on the right path, and the managers scramble to get Lindbergh open before Miss Robbie returns.
(P) Saturday, April 11 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: 313
As Miss Robbie hustles to get the finishing touches done on her cookbook, Charles seems to have found his vocation at the restaurant - much to the relief of his family. Meanwhile, the drive-thru location finally has its soft opening - which does not go smoothly - causing one of Tim's key employees to quit Sweetie Pie's for good.
(F) Saturday, April 18 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: 314
As Tim and some of the Sweetie Pie's staff meet with youth in the community, Miss Robbie has the time of her life when she heads back into the studio to record an old favorite. Later, with spoon in hand, Miss Robbie sets out to save the drive-thru.
2 FAT 2 FLY
Saturdays (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
The docu-series "2 Fat 2 Fly" 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. "2 Fat 2 Fly" 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.
(P) Saturday, April 4 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Chicken or the Egg?
When a local entrepreneur shows interest in 2 Fat 2 Fly, Corey is inspired to create a mass-production prototype for their wings. Meanwhile, Ramone plans a surprise party feast for Corey's 30th birthday in hopes of curing his best friend's homesickness.
(P) Saturday, April 11 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: First Class Opportunity
Ramone's family makes a visit to Atlanta to check in and Clarence suits up to experience a day-in-the-life on The Fonz. Then, 2 FAT 2 FLY is thrown into the lion's den when a new business mentor arranges a presentation in front of potential investors.
(F) Saturday, April 18 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Emergency Landing
With their budget running thin, 2 FAT 2 FLY tries crowdfunding to generate extra cash and Corey's wing-stuffing machine is put to the test. When The Fonz suffers a major setback, tensions reach a boiling point and the future of 2 FAT 2 FLY may be in jeopardy.
SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
Sundays (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.
(P) Sunday, April 5 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah and Life Coach Tim Storey: Finding Your Calling
Oprah sits down with acclaimed author, motivational speaker and life advisor Tim Storey for a conversation about finding deeper meaning in your life and how to transform a setback into a comeback at any age. In the episode, they discuss how Tim has helped guide people through some of life's most difficult circumstances, including cancer, drug addiction, depression, and divorce, and how to move forward when your situation seems insurmountable. They also talk about the power of manifesting dreams and how so many of us have the desire to live our dreams, yet very few of us have learned the strategies for doing it. A doctor of theology and known as a "pastor to the stars," Tim's message of life transformation is widely received by people all over the world.
(P) Sunday, April 12 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah and Jon Kabat-Zinn: Practicing Mindfulness
Oprah and Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn offer an introduction to mindfulness meditation, and the benefits it can bring to our everyday lives. Kabat-Zinn, founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, shares with Oprah how mindfulness meditation can be used to help manage stress, anxiety, pain and chronic illness. They also discuss his books including the bestseller "Wherever You Go, There You Are," and "Coming to Our Senses." Plus, a simple "test" to help you begin cultivating your own mindfulness practice.
(P) Sunday, April 19 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Brian Grazer
Oprah sits down with prolific film and television producer Brian Grazer for a conversation about expanding our curiosity, a trait he attributes to his success and says should be as much a part of our culture as creativity and innovation.
OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Sundays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
This all-new season of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" features updates with the biggest newsmakers and celebrated stars of our time.
(P) Sunday, April 5 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Charles Spencer, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider & "Erin" from The Waltons
Oprah sits down with Charles Spencer to talk about his real life as an Earl and the enduring legacy of his sister, Princess Diana; plus Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, "The Waltons" actress Mary Elizabeth McDonough and the original Gerber baby.
(P) Sunday, April 12 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Ricki Lake, DL Hughley, Garcelle Beauvais & Brutus the Grizzly Bear
Oprah sits down with former Emmy-winning television host Ricki Lake; plus, more updates with comedian D.L. Hughley, Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais, and ANIMAL rights activist Casey Anderson with Brutus the 900 pound Grizzly Bear.
(P) Sunday, April 19 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah talks to Rusty Yates about Ex-wife Andrea & Their Relationship Today
Oprah sits down for an exclusive interview with Rusty Yates, whose ex-wife Andrea confessed to drowning the couple's five children in their bathtub in 2001.
(P) Sunday, April 26 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: "Happy Days" stars, Angie Harmon & the World's First Openly Gay Prince
Oprah sits down with Henry "The Fonz" Winkler; plus more celebrity updates include his "Happy Days" co-stars Don Most and Anson Williams; plus award-winning actress Angie Harmon and the world's first openly gay prince.