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[07/17/18 - 10:00 AM]
OWN Expands the Network's Podcast Slate with "Oprah's Master Class"
A sneak preview of the podcast featuring actor and producer Dwayne Johnson is available today, July 17.

[via press release from OWN]

OWN EXPANDS THE NETWORK'S PODCAST SLATE WITH "OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS"

New Podcast Launches on Apple Podcasts Beginning July 19, with Sneak Preview Available Today

LOS ANGELES - Expanding on the popular podcast "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations," OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it will launch the podcast version of its Emmy-nominated series "Oprah's Master Class" on Apple Podcasts. A sneak preview of the podcast featuring actor and producer Dwayne Johnson is available today, July 17, and the podcast will officially debut on Thursday, July 19 with hip-hop innovator and entrepreneur Jay-Z. Each week, the podcast will feature previously aired content from the television series' most popular interviews with the most respected and renowned actors, musicians, public figures and athletes sharing their greatest life lessons in their own words.

"The success we've experienced with Apple podcast and other platforms really speaks to the power of Oprah's brand," said Erik Logan, president, OWN. "Expanding our offering with 'Oprah's Master Class' will allow the brand to provide inspirational and thought-provoking content to an even wider audience with the help of some of the most influential talent."

The network's first-ever podcast, "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations," debuted as the #1 on Apple Podcasts in August 2017 and draws nearly 1.5 million downloads a week and has been downloaded over 57 million times.

Beginning the week of July 22, a new episode of "Oprah's Master Class" podcast will be available every Thursday. Following is the schedule of featured guests through August.

· Thursday, July 26: Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Alicia Keys

· Thursday, August 2: Grammy Award-winning musician and actor Justin Timberlake

· Thursday, August 9: NBA champion and Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal

· Thursday, August 16: Grammy Award-wining country singer Reba McEntire

· Thursday, August 23: Television personality Steve Harvey

· Thursday, August 30: Emmy-winning actress Lynn Whitfield

Other "Oprah's Master Class" interviews available on the podcast will include actor and activist Jane Fonda, hip-hop pioneer and actor LL Cool J, producer and television personality Simon Cowell, and actor/comedian Kevin Hart.

About the podcasts:

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's first-ever podcast, "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations," debuted in August 2017 at #1 on Apple Podcasts, featuring audio from the three-time Emmy Award-winning television series "Super Soul Sunday," delivering insight and inspiration from renowned thought leaders to awaken viewers to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. The podcast has been downloaded over 57 million times by listeners in over 155 countries worldwide. "Oprah's Master Class," the podcast version of OWN's Emmy-nominated series, launched in July 2018. The podcast features the series' most popular interviews with the most respected and renowned actors, musicians, public figures and athletes sharing their greatest life lessons in their own words. "Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations" and "Oprah's Master Class" podcasts are available now on Apple Podcasts and other platforms. Recent podcast interviews have featured Amy Schumer, Tom Brady, will.i.am, Maria Shriver, Jordan Peele, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Trevor Noah, Salma Hayek Pinault and Stephen Colbert.





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[10/19/18 - 03:01 PM]
CBS Gives Full-Season Orders to "God Friended Me," "Magnum P.I." and "The Neighborhood" for the 2018-2019 Broadcast Season
These series join the previously announced "FBI" as freshman shows receiving full-season orders for 2018-2019 on CBS.

[10/19/18 - 02:48 PM]
The CW's New Fall Series "All American" and "Charmed" Get Additional Local Boost as CW Affiliates Schedule Weekend Airings
CW stations nationwide are re-airing the first two episodes on a special date and time.

[10/19/18 - 01:09 PM]
Matthew Broderick Joins Cast of Netflix High School Apocalypse Dramedy "Daybreak"
He'll play Principal Burr: the cheerful, upbeat principal of Glendale High, Burr knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch.

[10/19/18 - 11:16 AM]
"Station 19" Comes in Hot with a Full-Season Order From ABC
In the Live + 3 Day ratings, "Station 19" built on its season premiere by 24% in Total Viewers and by 25% in Adults 18-49 to set new series highs.

[10/19/18 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Places Back-Nine Order of "The Cool Kids," Joining "Last Man Standing" for a Full Season
The network has picked up nine additional episodes of the new comedy.

[10/19/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the Trailer for New Comedy "Black Monday" on Anniversary of the Historic Stock Market Crash
Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall star in the series, premiering Sunday, January 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/19/18 - 10:09 AM]
Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban Set to Perform at "The 52nd Annual CMA Awards"
Ballerini is a six-time career CMA Awards nominee, returning this year with her fourth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year nomination.

[10/19/18 - 09:21 AM]
Paloma Faith Joins "Pennyworth" for Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Based on the Characters from DC
She'll play the series regular role of "Bet Sykes," a spirited, sadistic and sharp-tongued villain.

[10/19/18 - 08:53 AM]
Showtime(R) Releases Season Six Premiere of "Ray Donovan" Early to Subscribers
The episode is now available only to Showtime subscribers via Showtime streaming, Showtime Anytime and on demand.

[10/19/18 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Onto Demo Crown with "Thursday Night Football"
Despite a blowout Broncos-Cardinals game, the network once again takes home top honors among adults 18-49.

[10/19/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Sundance TV Releases "Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle" Trailer in Advance of Two-Night Special Event
Look for said event on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/18 - 07:58 AM]
WE tv's Groundbreaking Docuseries "Love After Lockup" Returns Friday, December 7 at 9PM ET/PT
WE tv's explosive docuseries is back for a second season, exploring new shocking and revealing stories of couples who fall in love despite the prison bars between them.

[10/19/18 - 06:30 AM]
New Kids on the Block Singer Jonathan Knight to Star in HGTV Pilot "Farmhouse Fixer"
"Old farmhouses are American treasures," said Jonathan. "Most have been in the same family for 200 years and have never been renovated. And they're disappearing fast. If we don't save them, they're going to be gone."

[10/19/18 - 06:00 AM]
National Geographic Taps Angela Bassett to Narrate Stunning Natural History Special "The Flood"
The two-hour wildlife documentary special premieres Sunday, November 25 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/18/18 - 04:45 PM]
Bette Midler, Brooke Shields, John Larroquette, Katie Couric and Peter Gallagher to Guest Star in the CBS/Warner Bros. Television Comedy "Murphy Brown"
Midler reprises her role 20 years later as Caprice Morton, previously known as Caprice Feldman, Murphy's former secretary.