Scoop: September Highlights on OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK
Wednesdays (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
In season three of "Greenleaf," all the turbulent forces that Grace's (Merle Dandridge) return to Memphis unleashed threaten to destroy not just the church her family built, but THE FAMILY itself. Fallout from last season's shocking revelation of Bishop's (Keith David) infidelities with Lady Mae's (Lynn Whitfield) sister, as well as reverberations from his current dalliance with that insidious Jezebel, Rochelle Cross (LeToya Luckett) that lead to all-out war in the GREENLEAF home, setting the Bishop and Lady Mae on a collision course, unless God or Grace intervenes, can only end one way: divorce. In the wake of the marital mayhem, Lady Mae rushes to reconnect with Maxine Patterson (guest star Patti LaBelle), an old friend and now a world-famous Christian motivational speaker, in an attempt to reclaim her forsaken call to PREACH and thus do what no First Lady has done before - survive as the sole head pastor of a megachurch after a major rift between its founding couple. Grace, meanwhile, works undercover in the company of Rochelle, hoping to discover Rochelle's motives and true identity before the Bishop is swept away on a raging river of vanity and desire. Across town at Triumph, Jacob (Lamman Rucker) and Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) try not to make the same mistakes Bishop and Lady Mae made as they work to build their own evangelical EMPIRE and manage parenting their teenage daughter Zora (Lovie Simone), but the roots of sin delve deep and old habits die hard. Sophia's (Desiree Ross) faith is tested when an unforeseen medical issue arises; Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) struggles to make peace with Kevin (Tye White) and find her place in the world; and Grace works to keep an abused woman from DEATH ROW for the crime of defending her own life. Meanwhile, Darius (Rick Fox) finds himself in conflict due to being entangled in an increasingly strained relationship with Grace.
The Bishop (Keith David) sends Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) into a tailspin when he surprises her with DIVORCE papers. Grace (Merle Dandridge) does a newspaper interview in Mae's place, while deploying Darius (Rick Fox) to investigate Rochelle (LeToya Luckett). (P) Wednesday, September 12 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Underdog
Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) visits world famous Pastor Maxine Patterson (guest star Patti LaBelle) and endures the Bishop's (Keith David) final attempt to win her back at a round table party. Connie (Jen Harper) asks if Grace (Merle Dandridge) is interested in running Calvary. (P) Wednesday, September 19 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Closing Doors
The Bishop (Keith David) and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) make alternate plans after Clara (Donna Biscoe) denies them the check for the IRS bill. Grace (Merle Dandridge) tends to Sophia (Desiree Ross) when a medical emergency sends her daughter to the hospital. THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS
Tuesdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
Tyler Perry's "The Haves and the Have Nots," starring John Schneider and Tika Sumpter, portrays the ongoing drama between the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family. The most explosive season yet continues with no one unscathed by scandal, destruction, life-threatening moments and even death. The series also stars Angela Robinson, Renée Lawless, Crystal Fox, Peter Parros, Aaron O'Connell, Tyler Lepley and Gavin Houston. (P) Tuesday, September 4 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Damned Defibrillator
David (Peter Parros) may be in the hospital but Veronica (Angela Robinson) gets a shock of her own. (P) Tuesday, September 11 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Laugh Not To Cry
Veronica (Angela Robinson) tries to convince RK (Rome Flynn) to do some of her dirty work. THE PAYNES
Fridays (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
In Tyler Perry's new comedy series "The Paynes," Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis reprise their roles as Ella and Curtis Payne from the hit series "House of Payne." As Curtis and Ella are enjoying their retirement, a death in THE FAMILY takes them on the road to Florida, where Curtis is roped into a real estate deal that will tumble their lives like clothes in a dryer - with plenty of laughs and life lessons along the way. "The Paynes" also stars Emmy-winner Jackée Harry, Stephanie Charles, Markice Moore, JD McCrary, Sanai Victoria and Anthony O. Dalton. (P) Friday, September 7 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: No Room for Payne
Curtis (LaVan Davis) realizes he was right about Nyla (Stephanie Charles) all along. (P) Friday, September 14 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: No Sticks or Bricks
Curtis (LaVan Davis) reconciles within his household. (P) Friday, September 21 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A Payneful Hunch
Curtis (LaVan Davis) and Nyla (Stephanie Charles) make a truce.
(P) Friday, September 28 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Syncopal
Nyla (Stephanie Charles) meets a handsome man named Terrance (Anthony O. Dalton). IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE
Saturdays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)
In dramatic new episodes, life coach Iyanla Vanzant helps those who are struggling, guiding them toward a new way of living and encouraging them to do the work necessary for real change. 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 1 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Broken Housewives of Reality TV
What happens when "Real Housewives of Potomac" star, Charrisse Jackson-Jordan, and "Second Wives Club" star, Veronika Obeng, step into Iyanla's realm of reality? A whole mess of breakdowns, truths and tears as they struggle to heal from their public divorces. (P) Saturday, September 8 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Basketball Lies: Brandi & Jason Maxiell
Former NBA star Jason Maxiell has cheated on his wife Brandi for their entire 17-year relationship. Iyanla sits them down to determine if they should rebuild their toxic relationship, or if the clock has run out on their marriage. (P) Saturday, September 15 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Female Felons: Healing is the New Black (Part 1)
What happens when your prison daughters and biological daughters start comparing notes? For Matilda, who served 17 years, a long buried secret gets unearthed. Luckily, Iyanla is on board to figure out the who, what, where and why of it all. (P) Saturday, September 22 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Female Felons: Healing is the New Black (Part 2)
What happens when Matilda is forced to face charges in the court of life? Admitting she thought she was going to get away with everything, both her prison daughters and biological daughters take the stand to testify, and "judge Iyanla" delivers her verdict. (P) Saturday, September 29 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Broken Reality: Malorie & Cynthia Bailey
Iyanla works with Malorie and Cynthia Bailey from "Real Housewives of Atlanta". Since the moment her husband walked out, Malorie's life has UNRAVELED into a full-blown self-identity crisis - and her perception as "Cynthia's sister" is only MAKING IT worse. MIND YOUR BUSINESS WITH MAHISHA
Saturdays (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
Powerhouse business owner Mahisha Dellinger turned a creative idea into the multi-million-dollar hair company Curls, a family of organic hair care products targeted for women embracing their natural textures. Now, in "Mind YOUR BUSINESS with Mahisha," she is taking on a whole new challenge: helping other female entrepreneurs live out their dreams and take their small businesses to greater heights. In each standalone episode, Mahisha meets with entrepreneurs and guides them with inspiration and a little bit of tough love. She tests their passion and determination while demanding that they give it their all - just like she did - in order to reach their goals. (P) Saturday, September 1 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Manager Meltdown At The Girl Cave
Unruly employees, stealing, and chaotic stores bring Mahisha to visit Lia, owner of The Girl Cave LA, a chain of beauty supply stores. After she gets the lowdown from the employees, however, she wonders if this business is better off closing its doors. (P) Saturday, September 8 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Proof Is In The Puddery
Sisters Janel and Shanel are trying to resurrect their failed BANANA pudding business, but they've also failed to change with the times. Luckily, Mahisha is on board with some hard truths to get this dying food truck business back on the road to success. (P) Saturday, September 15 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Fashion Nightmare At Style House
Emerging designer Maxie J. owns a trendy boutique on Melrose Avenue, but isn't making a profit. When Mahisha learns that a tooth grills business rents out space in her dressing room, it becomes clear why Maxie's sales are literally walking out the door. (P) Saturday, September 22 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: It's Poppin' Off At Aunt Emma's Popcorn
Mahisha bites off more than she can chew when she visits a small popcorn company with a big production problem. When the business owner refuses to release her secret recipe for mass production, Mahisha worries how this niche company will ever survive. (F) Saturday, September 29 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: "Cupcakery Wars"
Mahisha arrives as Christy and Rebecca are closing the doors on their family-owned cupcake store. Can the two-time winners of "Cupcake Wars" evolve their business, or are they destined to dissolve with the fad that put them on the map?