OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces September Highlights

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces September Highlights

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced September 2017 highlights! Check out the listings below!



NEW SERIES & SEASONS
(P) Denotes: Premieres

RELEASED
Series premiere Saturday, September 30 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)?
Through a diary-like lens the new documentary series, "Released" presents autobiographical portraits of formerly incarcerated individuals as they walk out of the prison doors for the first time. During their first 90 days out of prison, each attempt to reconnect with their loved ones, establish their independence and begin the long, hard work of resurrecting their abandoned lives.

(P) Saturday, September 30 (10 p.m. ­- 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: It's Over
In the series premiere, former inmates Kevin, Kay and Jermaine complete their prison sentences. Some return to loving family and eager friends, but the overwhelming joy they feel dampens when faced with the challenges of adjusting to life in a changed world. Her sixth time out, Kay is now sober with a new attitude. Jermaine's daughter refuses to forgive him and Kevin makes the long trip home from San Quentin to Los Angeles.

IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE
Season Premiere Saturday, September 30 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
Spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant tackles many thought-provoking issues on the all-new season of OWN's award-winning series "Iyanla: Fix My Life." In eight emotional episodes, Iyanla helps those who are struggling, guiding them toward a new way of living and encouraging them to do the work necessary for real change. Vanzant is a bestselling author, spiritual life coach, television host and living testament to the power of acting on faith. Iyanla has lived a unique life filled with personal struggles, which she has overcome and used to do the work in her own life. Through emotional heart-to-heart conversations and often a dose of tough-love, Iyanla helps individuals confront unresolved issues that are causing turmoil. She coaches guests and gives them the tools to fix their own lives, seeking to break the negative patterns that are preventing true happiness.

(P) Saturday, September 30 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Rappers Remorse
Turk, of Hot Boys fame, and his wife Erica are struggling to save their marriage from Turk's deep-seeded paranoia. Iyanla uncovers the layers of trauma in both of their lives that have prevented them from moving forward together.

IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG
Season premiere Tuesday, September 19 (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. This season, the neighborhood that once was the perfect picture of suburban life has never recovered from the scandalous affair that tore apart two marriages, and jeopardized every friendship the couples held close. The series stars Amanda Clayton (Alex), Edwina Findley Dickerson (Kelly), Heather Hemmens (Marcie), Zulay Henao (Esperanza) and April Parker-Jones (Natalie).

(P) Tuesday, September 19 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A Difficult Path
The small Maxine community is left reeling after an incident threatens the lives of all the children in the neighborhood.

(P) Tuesday, September 26 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Justice
Kelly (Edwina Findley Dickerson) finds herself in legal troubles that threaten her freedom. Also, Randal (Eltony Williams) continues to antagonize Brad (Aiden Turner) and Marcie (Heather Hemmens).

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

GREENLEAF
Wednesdays (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
OWN's original drama series "Greenleaf," from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright ("Lost," "Six Feet Under") and executive producers Oprah Winfrey ("Selma") and Clement Virgo ("The Book of Negroes"), takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the GREENLEAF family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous SECRETS AND LIES are as numerous as the faithful. In the series' second season, the GREENLEAF FAMILY TREE will split at the root as Jacob (Lamman Rucker, "Why Did I Get Married?") ventures off to begin his new career with long-time rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop James GREENLEAF (Emmy-winner Keith David, "Community"), while his mother, Lady Mae GREENLEAF (Golden Globe nominee and Emmy-winner Lynn Whitfield, "The Josephine Baker Story"), struggles with Jacob's decision to abandon the family. Meanwhile, after exposing her uncle Mac's (GregAlan Williams, "The Accountant") crimes, but failing to bring him to justice, Grace "Gigi" GREENLEAF (Merle Dandridge, "The Night Shift") finds herself intrigued with someone new, Darius Nash (Rick Fox, "Dope"), a local journalist who's been closely following the ongoing threats plaguing the GREENLEAF empire.

(P) Wednesday, September 6 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Silence And Lonliness
A series of recurring nightmares leaves Grace (Merle Dandridge) unnerved. Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) looks to take her relationship with Jabari (guest star Sean Dominic) to the next level. The Bishop (Keith David) gives Basie (Jason Dirden) an ultimatum.

(P) Wednesday, September 13 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Father's Will
Lionel (guest star Tim Reid) returns and drops a bombshell on the Bishop (Keith David) and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield). Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) receives GREAT NEWS from Jabari (guest star Sean Dominic). Jacob (Lamman Rucker) encounters resistance on his first day as head of Triumph.

(P) Wednesday, September 20 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Two By Two
Charity's (Deborah Joy Winans) plan hits a roadblock. Skip Leonard (guest star Arnell Powell) offers Jacob (Lamman Rucker) an enticing deal. Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) suddenly finds herself at odds with the Bishop (Keith David).

(F) Wednesday, September 27 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Pearl
The tensions in Zora (Lovie Simone) and Isaiah's (guest star Roshon Fegan) relationship come to a head at the Cotillion. Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) makes an overture of peace to Mavis (recurring guest star Oprah Winfrey) and the result is a revelation that sends Lady Mae into a tailspin.

BLACK LOVE
Saturdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
"Black Love," highlights intimate first-person love stories from the Black community and seeks to answer the burning question, "What is the secret to making a marriage work?" The docu-series dives into how love begins while showing the reality of what life-long love looks like, and offers proof that while it can happen for everyone, it isn't a cakewalk. "Black Love" shares honest, emotional and sometimes cringe-worthy always-true love stories. Featured couples include Oscar-winner Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon, Hollywood power couple Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, NAACP Image Award-winner Tia Mowry and husband/actor Cory Hardrict, NAACP Image Award-nominee Flex Alexander and Grammy nominated recording artist Shanice, gospel singer Erica Campbell and husband/music producer Warryn Campbell, and couples from around the country.

(P) Saturday, September 2 (9 p.m. ­- 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Tripping Over Hurdles
Nine couples share stories about the early hurdles that could have ended their relationships and describe with jaw-dropping honesty just what it took to stay together. Featuring stories from: Viola Davis, Edwina Findley Dickerson, Tia Mowry, Chris Spencer and more.

(P) Saturday, September 9 (9 p.m. ­- 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Falling Down
Seven couples share the darkest times in their relationships. Whether it was one tragic event that changed everything or working together through years of turmoil, they discuss how they managed to stay together. Featured couples include "Insecure" actor Neil Brown Jr. and wife Catrina and "If Loving you Is Wrong" actress Edwina Findley Dickerson and husband Kelvin.

(F) Saturday, September 16 (9 p.m. ­- 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Getting To Forever
Actress Viola Davis shares her personal story on THE JOURNEY to finding lifelong love.
She shares the importance of loving the natural changes that come with your partner over time.

THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS
Tuesdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
OWN's hit drama series from prolific producer Tyler Perry starring John Schneider (Jim Cryer) and Tika Sumpter (Candace Young) portrays the ongoing drama between the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family. This season, things heat up as everyone is tested like never before. As always, revenge will come down like a weight of steel and what goes around will come back around with catastrophic consequences.

(P) Tuesday, September 5 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: For The Team
Jim (John Schneider) works to mend fences for the greater good.

(F) Tuesday, September 12 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Veronica Show
Veronica (Angela Robinson) turns on Jeffery (Gavin Houston) and Officer Justin (Nicholas James).

OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS
Saturdays (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
*Two episodes will air back-to-back on Saturday, September 23 (9 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
Featuring unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of entertainers and public figures we love, respect and admire, "Oprah's Master Class" tells the stories you've never heard from the people you thought you knew best. From award-winning musicians and box-office busting actors to groundbreaking leaders, true modern masters share the greatest lessons they've learned along the way, including their successes, failures, triumphs, disappointments and heartbreaks.

(P) Saturday, September 2 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Steve Harvey
Standup comic, TV host, radio host and bestselling author Steve Harvey's journey to success has been anything but easy. Steve discusses the highs and many lows - including years of homelessness - that ultimately paved his road to stardom.

(P) Saturday, September 9 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: LL Cool J
As a Grammy-winning hip-hop legend, TV and film star and devoted husband and father, LL Cool J has accomplished it all. But to hear him tell it, LL says he couldn't have done any of it without learning to forvive, a lesson he was taught by his mother.

(P) Saturday, September 16 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Shaquille O'Neal
At over seven feet tall, NBA Hall of Famer and four-time champion Shaquille O'Neal was born to play basketball, but that doesn't mean it came easy. Shaq leaned on his loving mother and disciplined stepfather who shaped and guided him every step of the way.

(P) Saturday, September 23 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Usher
R&B superstar Usher Raymond IV catapulted from breakout teen performer to multi-platinum music sensation. Usher details how he dealt with fame at a young age and the role that family has played in shaping his career and life along the way.

(F) Saturday, September 23 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Gladys Knight
"Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight reflects on coming-of-age in the music business, the harsh reality of touring in the 1950's segregated south, finding her own voice late in her career, and learning to understand the kind of commitment marriage requires.

SUPER SOUL SUNDAY
Sundays (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT)
"Super Soul Sunday" is the three-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, September 10 (11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A.R. Bernard
Oprah Winfrey is joined by pastor A.R. Bernard, founder and senior pastor of Brooklyn's Christian Cultural Center, to discuss the turning points that led to his spiritual journey and his life calling.

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