OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network August 2012 Highlights
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OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK
AUGUST 2012 HIGHLIGHTS
(P) Denotes: Premieres
“SUPER SAVER SHOWDOWN” (60 Minutes)
Series Premiere – Friday, August 3 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT)
Hosted by DIY expert Kristan Cunningham (“Design on a Dime”), each episode of “Super Saver Showdown” features two obsessed bargain hunters competing to see whose coupon clipping, super saving and DIY skills are the best, while helping families throw stylish events on a budget. In round one, the two super savers, paired with a member of the family they’re playing for, must shop for the food essentials for their parties with only $100 in just 20 minutes. The winner of round one takes home a week’s worth of free groceries for themselves and their families. In round two, contestants share their savings tips and DIY tricks with the families as they race against the clock to plan and throw their parties with only an additional $100 in just 48 hours. In the end, host Kristan Cunningham judges the contestants on thesavings and style of their parties and the best super saver is awarded $10,000.
(P)Friday, August 3 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: We Gotta Deal: Randy vs. Roselind
It’s a Mexican fiesta versus a backyard southern BBQ, as two super savers go head-to-head to plan a party for a family on a budget. With only 48 hours to plan and $200 to spend, the super savers compete for the $10,000 grand prize.
(P)Friday, August 10 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Rain Or Shine, It’s Party Time: Kristin vs. Tanya
It’s science party versus hockey party as two savings obsessed shoppers go head-to-head to plan a child’s birthday party, on a budget. With only 48 hours to plan and $200 to spend, the super savers compete for the $10,000 grand prize.
(P)Friday, August 17 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Markdowns And Meltdowns: Allison vs. Ericka
It’s rock ‘n’ roll graduation versus Hollywood premiere sweet 16 as two savings obsessed shoppers go head-to-head to help plan a party for a family on a budget. With only 48hours to plan and $200 to spend, the super savers compete for the $10,000 grand prize.
(P)Friday, August 24 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Classic Cars and Lucky Charms:Jana vs. Tiffany
It’s luck of theIrish versus classic car, as two savings obsessed shoppers go head-to-head in a bargain battle to plan a party for a family on a budget. With only 48 hours to plan and $200 to spend, the super savers compete for the $10,000 grand prize.
(P)Friday, August 31 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: More Bang For Your Buck: Lily vs. Kim
It’s ballerinas and bowties versus Mardi Gras as two savings obsessed shoppers go head-to-head in a bargain battle to plan a party for a family on a budget. With only 48 hours to plan and $200 to spend, the super savers compete for the $10,000 grand prize.
“LOVETOWN, USA” (60 Minutes)
Series Premiere – Sunday, August 19 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT)
After a nationwide search, Oprah Winfrey named Kingsland, Georgia to be “Lovetown, USA.” Oprah traveled to Georgia and launched the first of its kind social experiment, where she called the community to action at a “love rally” and challenged everyone to “open their arms and hearts to the possibilities of all kinds of love.” Two experienced relationship coaches, Paul Carrick Brunson and Kailen Rosenberg, have the daunting task of transforming Kingsland in 30 short days. The coaches will attempt to mend relationships of embattled friends and lovers, and find true love for singles with people living in their own back yard. Involving everyone from the mayor to grade schoolstudents, this social experiment will examine the affects love, grace, kindness and forgiveness can have on an entire community.
(P) Sunday, August 19 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah’s Love Experiment
Oprah Winfrey visits Kingsland, Georgia with a one-of-a-kind challenge for the community to focus on love for 30 days. Love coaches Paul Carrick Brunson and Kailen Rosenberg uncover a literal dance war among three dance studios in the town.
(P) Sunday, August 26 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Love and War
The love coaches take on the battle of three warring dance studios and attempt to resolve their bitter feud. Meanwhile, love coaches Paul Carrick Brunson and Kailen Rosenberg match six local singles out on their first dates with hopes of lasting love.
“TV GUIDE MAGAZINE’S TOP 25 BEST OPRAH SHOW MOMENTS” (60 Minutes)
Series Premiere – Tuesday, August 28 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT)
New episodes Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Top 25 countdown is an hour filled with brand-new reflections from Oprah Winfrey on some of “The Oprah Winfrey Show’s” most unforgettable moments. Revealed by TV Guide Magazine’s editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum.
“OPRAH’S LIFECLASS” (60 Minutes)
(P) Sunday, August 5 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant: HardConversations
Oprah Winfrey shares advice and engages in inspiring conversations about principles that guide our lives. Winfrey teams up with Iyanla Vanzant to help viewers navigate through the difficult conversations they have been avoiding in their lives.
“OPRAH’S NEXT CHAPTER” (60 Minutes)
(P) Sunday, August 19 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Rihanna
Oprah Winfrey steps outside of the studio for some riveting, enlightening, in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. Winfrey interviews music superstar Rihanna.
“UNDERCOVER BOSS” (60 Minutes)
Mondays (8-11 p.m. ET/PT)
“Undercover Boss” follows executives as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies. While working alongside their employees, they see the effects that their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run.
(P) Monday, August 6 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Lucky Strike
The co-founder and CEO of Lucky Strike Lanes, one of the nation’s largest chains of upscale bowling alleys, goes inside his own company where he hits the streets as a walking bowling pin, experiences a heavy heart when interacting with his employees.
(P) Monday, August 6 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Norwegian Cruise Line
Kevin Sheehan, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, one of the world’s largest cruise companies, finds himself in uncharted territory when he’s asked to lead nearly 1,000 party-goers in a line dance.
(P) Monday, August 6 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: UniFirst
The president and CEO of UniFirst, one of the nation’s largest producers of workwear and uniforms, dons a “hippie” look during his undercover mission and is nearly injured when he finds himself struggling to keep pace with the fast-moving assemblyline.
“OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING” (60 Minutes)
Tuesdays (10-11 p.m. ET/PT)
From the swinger lifestyle to young girls entering convents, from arranged marriages to child beauty pageants, the new season of “Our America with Lisa Ling” takes viewers along for an in-depth look at some of the most controversial and thought-provoking issues in the United Statestoday. In each episode, Ling immerses herself into the lives of the people she meets and challenges viewers to understand different perspectives and sometimes even question what they themselves have always believed to be true in America.
(P) Tuesday, August 7 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Labeled For Life
Lisa Ling investigates the case of a teenage boy who served 16 years in prison and is now a registered sex offender. Ling works to piece together what happened and seeks an answer to the question, did the punishment fit the crime?
(P) Tuesday, August 14 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Innocent Behind Bars?
In the United States, Americans are innocent until proven guilty. But when the system fails, how can an innocent person restart their life? Host Lisa Ling explores the lives of men who were wrongly convicted and one man on death row whose daughter is fighting to uncover the truth, desperate to know if he is guilty or innocent.
(P) Tuesday, August 21 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Swingers Next Door
Monogamy is the defining feature of almost all American marriages, but today more and more everyday Americans are choosing to leave the “vanilla” world behind and embrace their own unique brand of “negotiated monogamy.” It’s estimated that 15 million Americans are active in the Swinger lifestyle. From suburban house parties to exclusive nightclub gatherings, Host Lisa Ling crosses the country to explore what’s at stake with this non-traditional yet growing phenomenon.
“REAL LIFE: THE MUSICAL” (60 Minutes)
Fridays (10-11 p.m. ET/PT)
Music speaks where words fail. That’s the premise for this new reality series that helps ordinary people risk it all to surprise someone they love with an unexpected musical performance that sayswhat they are really feeling: “I love you,” or “marry me,” or “thank you.” With just five days to pull it off they are teamed with a celebrity vocal coach, a choreographer, and two music producers who are the professional help they need to stage a live “flash musical” that helps make their dreams come true. The coaches will enlist the help of the singer’s friends, family, and co-workers to create a back-up chorus of singers and dancers to support him or her as they pour their heart out to their unsuspecting loved one. Can they all learn the dance in time? Will the singer be able to hit that high note at the exact right moment? What will the reaction be? It’s the performance of a lifetime that could literally change everyone’s life.
(P) Friday, August 3 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A Real High School Musical
Actress Marilu Henner’s son Nick is a recent high school graduate who, with the help of surprise guests Mark Ballas from “Dancing With The Stars” and a celeb alum, has just days to pull off the ultimate “thank you” to a teacher that changed his life.
“SUPER SOUL SUNDAY” (60 Minutes)
Sundays (11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/PT)
The Emmy® Award-winning series delivers a thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to theirbest selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Featuring all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, and spiritual leaders, “Super Soul Sunday” is comprised of exclusive interviews in studio and on location at the serene oak grove at Winfrey’s California home and on the coast in Maui. Also featured are critically acclaimed documentaries and 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.
(P) Sunday, August 5 (11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah and Michael Singer: The Untethered Soul
Oprah Winfrey interviews Michael Singer, author of “The Untethered Soul.” In his first-ever television interview, Singer sits down with Winfrey to talk about how we can all find a greater sense of inner peace and spiritual freedom.
(P) Sunday, August 19 (11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah and Reverend Ed Bacon: Faith and Spirituality
Oprah Winfrey talks with Reverend J. Edwin Bacon Jr., the rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California.
(P) Sunday, August 26 (11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Soul to Soul: Answering Life’s Big Questions
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“10 KIDS, 2 DADS” (60 Minutes)
Saturday, August 18 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT)
In a conservative town 20 miles outside of Detroit, gay couple Clint and Bryan are dads to 10adopted sons from at-risk backgrounds. Together, their non-traditional, multiracial family must overcome many challenges, obstacles and prejudices, all in the name of love.
(P)Saturday, August 18 (10-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
With all 10 boys off from school for spring break, dads Clint and Bryan try to find fun and productive ways to fill the time. Everyone stays busy between painting the house, having a lemonade stand and discussing what to do when one of the boys wants to meet his birth mother.
(P)Saturday, August 18 (10:30-11 p.m. ET/PT)
With spring break almost over, dads Clint and Bryan are having a hectic week — juggling arrangements for driving tests; throwing a joint birthday party for Hayden, Liam, and Seth; and facing bullying issues with another son, Caleb.