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[08/02/12 - 10:01 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Fall Programming Lineup
Plus: Jennifer Hudson, Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Colbert and Bette Midler to appear on "Oprah's Next Chapter."

[via press release from OWN]

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK ANNOUNCES FALL PROGRAMMING LINEUP

New Episodes of "Oprah's Next Chapter" Feature Jennifer Hudson, Kelsey Grammer, Stephen Colbert and Bette Midler

Network Orders Three New Series for 2013 Including "Life with La Toya," "The Customer is Always Right" and "Neighborvention"

Los Angeles, CA - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today new series and returning favorites coming to the network this fall along with three new series for 2013, including "Life with La Toya" a candid look inside the life of the outspoken Jackson sibling, "The Customer is Always Right" a high-stakes experiment with customers as the boss, and "Neighborvention" where communities unite to help neighbors in crisis.

"We've laid the ground work at OWN with Oprah's popular series and now it's time to build on that success with these brand new shows," said Erik Logan, president, OWN. "Our viewers want to be entertained, to laugh and to have an 'aha' moment," added Sheri Salata, president, OWN. "We are confident our new programming is delivering on that promise, infusing the core values of the Oprah brand into everything we put on the air."

OWN's fall lineup includes all-new episodes of Oprah's popular series "Oprah's Next Chapter," two "Oprah's Lifeclass" special episodes in September and the return of the network's family docu-series "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's." In addition, new series will debut including "Iyanla, Fix My Life," "TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments" and "Oprah: Where Are They Now?"

"Oprah's Next Chapter" (Sundays at 9 p.m.) will feature in-depth interviews with comedian Stephen Colbert from his hometown in Charleston, South Carolina, the legendary and larger-than-life Bette Midler at her home in New York City, singer/actress Jennifer Hudson in an intimate conversation about her life today, and actorKelsey Grammer and his wife Kayte as they discuss their new marriage and parenthood.

Counting down the most famous and memorable moments from the 25-year history of the "Oprah" show, "TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Oprah Show Moments" premieres Tuesday, Aug. 28 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) and will air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. throughout its run.

OWN and Oprah are deeply engaging audiences on-air and online with "Oprah's Lifeclass," a true multi-platform experience which features Oprah taking the stage as teacher sharing advice and engaging in inspiring conversations with millions of fans from over 200 countries worldwide. The series will premiere two special fall episodes Sunday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 23 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT).

The OWN original series "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" returns Saturday, Sept. 15 (9 p.m. ET/PT). The homegrown success consistently ranked in the Top 20 among all cable shows in its time period during its spring run. Immediately following"Sweetie Pie's" is a new original series from the inspirational Iyanla Vanzant who draws from her personal experiences and struggles to help others in "Iyanla, Fix My Life" premiering Saturday, Sept. 15 (10 p.m. ET/PT).

Featuring some of the biggest newsmakers from the history of the "Oprah" show, "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" will have a two-hour premiere Tuesday, Oct. 2 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) and will air at 10 p.m. Tuesdays throughout its run. The series will include never-seen-before footage of Rodney King's last interview and Mary JoButtafuoco twenty years after being shot by "the Long Island Lolita," Amy Fisher.

OWN FALL LINEUP (all times ET/PT)

SATURDAY

9:00 p.m. "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" (returns Sept. 15)

10:00 p.m. "Iyanla, Fix My Life" (premieres Sept. 15)

SUNDAY

11:00 a.m. "Super Soul Sunday"

9:00 p.m. "Oprah's Next Chapter"

9:00 p.m. "Oprah's Lifeclass" (special episodes on Sept. 2 & Sept. 23)

10:00 p.m. "Lovetown, USA" (premieres Aug. 19)

TUESDAY

10:00 p.m. "TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments" (premieres Aug. 28 with a 2-hour special from 9-11 p.m.)

10:00 p.m. "Oprah: Where Are They Now" (premieres Oct. 2 with a two-hour special from 9-11 p.m.)

Continuing Series

"Oprah's Next Chapter" (Sundays, 9 p.m. ET/PT)

The primetime series features Oprah Winfrey as she steps outside of the studio for riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. The series has given OWN some of its highest ratings ever hitting #1 in its time period among Women 25-54 and Women 18-49. The series is produced by Harpo Studios. Follow on Twitter @Oprah and @OWNTV and join the conversation using #NextChapter.

"Oprah's Lifeclass" (Special episodes Sunday, Sept. 2 & 23, 9 p.m. ET/PT)

Oprah Winfrey takes the stage as teacher in one of the world's biggest classrooms to share advice and engage in inspiring conversations with fans worldwide about principles thatguide our lives. Through Oprah.com, Facebook, Twitter and Skype, Winfrey takes questions from Lifeclassers around the world. The series is produced by Harpo Studios and recently won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series. Follow @OprahsLifeclass on Twitter and join the conversation using #OprahsLifeclass.

"Super Soul Sunday" (Sundays, 11 a.m. ET/PT)

The Emmy(R) Award-winning series "Super Soul Sunday" 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. With all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, and spiritual leaders, "Super Soul Sunday" features exclusive interviews in studio and on locations as diverse as a serene oak grove at Winfrey's California home, to a palace in India, and a garden terrace in Maui. Also featured is short-form content from SoulPancake, the production company co-founded by "The Office's" Rainn Wilson. 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.

"Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" (Returns Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m. ET/PT)

After former Ikette Robbie Montgomery found out she could no longer sing, she took her mother's soul food recipes passed down through the generations and created the empire known as "Sweetie Pie's," St. Louis' iconic and wildly popular soul food restaurant run by Miss Robbie and her dynamic family. Now with two thriving locations, a third location recently underway, a wedding to plan for her son Tim and his fiancé Jenae, and two grandsons to tend to, Miss Robbie is struggling to keep up with the demandsbetween business and family. Meanwhile, her son Tim has his hands full juggling his new role as sole restaurant manager, aspiring rapper and life as a new dad. "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" follows the loud, loving and still very musical Montgomery family as they struggle with expanding their family-owned business and creating a legacy to pass on to future generations, one soulful dish at a time. Produced by Pilgrim Studios, executive producers are Craig Piligian, Jenn Duncan, Jeff Keane, Tim Brietbach and Steve Luebbert.

New fall series

"Iyanla, Fix My Life" (Premieres Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 p.m. ET/PT)

Iyanla Vanzant is an accomplished author, inspirational speaker, talk show host, and living testament to the value in life's valleys and the power of acting on faith. Iyanla has had a unique life filled with many personal struggles that she has overcome and used to become stronger. Now Iyanla is back, fixing lives and using her past to help others' futures. Secrets will be revealed, truths will be uncovered and emotions will come out as Iyanla teaches us how to pull back the curtain on what is broken in our lives. Produced by Harpo Studios. Executive producers are Jonathan Sinclair, Jill VanLokeren and Terry Goulder.

"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9-11 p.m. ET/PT, new episodes Tuesdays at 10 p.m.)

"Oprah: Where Are They Now?" unlocks "The Oprah Winfrey Show" vault and takes a look back at what happened to some of the biggest headline makers on the show. Updates include never-seen-before footage of Rodney King's last interview and Mary Jo Buttafuoco twenty years after being shot by "the Long Island Lolita." "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" is produced by Harpo Studios and executive producers are Jill Van Lokeren, Jonathan Sinclair and HeatherAldridge.

"TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments" (Premieres Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9-11 p.m., new episodes Tuesdays at 10 p.m.)

"TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments" counts down the most famous and memorable moments on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Featuring new commentary by Oprah Winfrey and an interview with TV Guide editor in chief Debra Birnbaum, the series revisits the most unforgettable interviews, guests, performances and occurrences of the history-making show. "TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments" is produced by Harpo Studios. Executive Producers are Jonathan Sinclair, Jill Van Lokeren and Heather Aldridge.

New Series for 2013

"The Customer is Always Right" (Premieres 2013)

On the new OWN series, "The Customer is Always Right," some of America's most recognizable companies turn to their customers for feedback and new ideas on improving their bottom lines. In an unprecedented experiment, two loyal customers are tapped by a company CEO to spend a week with the organization and to implement real improvements to its business model. Each one-hour episode follows theonce-in-a-lifetime challenge as both customers work alongside the company's top executives to address the company's biggest issues. In the end, the participants' efforts are judged by a final focus group. If the group likes the changes that were made, the two will walk away with $10,000 and boasting rights that the customer is indeed always right. TLC will also air the program in a second run window. "The Customer is Always Right" is produced by Katalyst and executive produced by Jason Goldberg and Jenelle Lindsay.

"Life with La Toya" (Premieres 2013)

"Life With La Toya" gets up close and personal with La Toya Jackson as she juggles the many demands of her famous family, her life long friends, and her growing entertainment business empire. Known as the outspoken one, La Toya is so much more: the fun-loving aunt, devoted daughter, peacemakingsister and a woman looking for love, and maybe even a family of her own. "Life With La Toya" is produced by World of Wonder Productions and executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell and Jeremy Simmons with Ja-Tail Television and executive producers, La Toya Jackson, Jeffré Phillips and Charles Cook.

"Neighborvention" (Premieres 2013)

"Neighborvention" is the new OWN series that makes you realize that the most amazing people might be living right next door. Each week, one desperate family in crisis opens their doors and reaches out to their neighbors for a helping hand. Viewers watch as communities unite to help families transform - tackling issues ranging from strained relationships to out of control teens to insurmountable financial woes. "Neighborvention" proves that it really does take a village. The series is produced for OWN by Studio Lambert and executive produced by Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman and Domini Hofmann.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

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 debuted on January 1, 2011 on what was the Discovery Health Channel and is in approximately 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.





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· CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT, THE (OWN)
· IYANLA: FIX MY LIFE (OWN)
· LIFE WITH LA TOYA (OWN)
· LOVETOWN, USA (OWN)
· NEIGHBORVENTION (OWN)
· OPRAH PRIME (OWN)
· OPRAH'S LIFECLASS (OWN)
· SUPER SOUL SUNDAY (OWN)
· WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE'S (OWN)





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