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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Premiere Weekend Launch Schedule and Regular Daytime and Primetime Lineup for January
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[via press release from OWN]

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Premiere Weekend Launch Schedule and Regular Daytime and Primetime Lineup for January

OWN To Exclusively Air "Best Of Dr. Phil"

OWN Announces "Your OWN Channel" Online Destination Designed For Viewer Participation

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2010 -- OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announces its premiere weekend schedule for the channel's debut at noon on January 1, 2011, as well as the regular daytime and primetime lineup.

"During our launch weekend, the audience will see a little of everything OWN has to offer," said Christina Norman, chief executive officer, OWN. "Oprah as they've never seen her in 'Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes,' expert advice from Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil and Suze Orman to get their year started right on 'Ask Oprah's All-Stars,' and sneak peeks at the kinds of shows we believe really fulfill our mission to be entertaining and inspiring."

OWN programming at launch will include original series and specials, all focused on entertaining, informing and inspiring people to live their best lives. Programming joining the network at launch includes "Ask Oprah's All-Stars" with Suze Orman, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, "Cristina's Big Bowl of Love" with Cristina Ferrare, "Enough Already With Peter Walsh," "The Gayle King Show," "In The Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman," "Kidnapped By The Kids," "Miracle Detectives," "Oprah Presents Master Class," "Our America with Lisa Ling," "Searching For...," "Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes" and "Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search For The Next TV Star."

In addition, OWN will be the exclusive home of the "Best of Dr. Phil," showcasing the first off broadcast exhibition of the hit syndicated, daily one-hour talk show "Dr. Phil," hosted by America's most popular psychologist and lifestyle strategist, Dr. Phil McGraw. OWN will also be premiering in the U.S. "Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag," where the test-driving twosome review recipes and put cookbooks to the test to see if the average cook can re-create the meals at home. The hit decorating show "Trading Spaces," is also joining OWN's weekday lineup with new wraps from host Paige Davis.

OWN has launched "Your OWN Channel," an online destination designed for viewers to participate with the new network. The first opportunity "Your OWN Channel" offers is a chance for the community to upload their questions for Dr. Phil, Suze Orman and Dr. Oz for the four-part primetime special "Ask Oprah's All-Stars." For more information please visit http://myown.oprah.com/community/channel.

Primetime programming on the schedule features originals premiering Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

OWN premiere weekend highlights:

Saturday, January 1
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
"Oprah Presents OWN"
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sneak Peek "Kidnapped By The Kids"
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
"The Road To Your OWN Show"
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sneak Peek "Enough Already with Peter Walsh"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sneak Peek "Searching For..."
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sneak Peek "Miracle Detectives"
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
"Oprah Presents OWN" (repeat)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sneak Peek "Oprah Presents Master Class" (Jay-Z)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
"Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes" (Episode 1)
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
"Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes" (Episode 2)

Sunday, January 2
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
"Ask Oprah's All-Stars"
10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
"Oprah Presents Master Class" (Diane Sawyer)

*Sneak peeks will air throughout the weekend of select OWN series including "Enough Already with Peter Walsh," "Kidnapped By The Kids," "Miracle Detectives," "Oprah Presents Master Class" and "Searching For...."

OWN weekly daytime and primetime highlights:

Monday - Friday Daytime (beginning Monday, January 3)
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
"The Gayle King Show"
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
"Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag" (acquired premiere)
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
"Cristina's Big Bowl of Love"
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
"Trading Spaces" (acquired premiere)
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
"Best Of Dr. Phil" (acquired premiere)

Monday Primetime
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
"Enough Already with Peter Walsh"
10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
"In The Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman"

Wednesday Primetime
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
"Mystery Diagnosis"
10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
"Miracle Detectives"

Friday Primetime
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
"Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes" (Episode 3)
9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
"Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star"

Sunday Primetime
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
"Ask Oprah's All-Stars" (1st of four two-hour specials)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
"Our America with Lisa Ling" (*begins January 30)
10:00 - 11:00 p.m.
"Oprah Presents Master Class" (Episode 2)


A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform, and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN will debut on January 1, 2011 in approximately 80 million homes on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also will include the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own.

  [november 2010]  


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