'Welcome to Sweetie Pie's' Season 2, 'Iyanla, Fix My Life' to Premiere on OWN this September

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August 22nd, 2012

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OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

SEPTEMBER 2012 HIGHLIGHTS

“WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S” (60 Minutes)

Season Premiere – Saturday, September 15 (9-10 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 demands between 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.


(P) Saturday, September 15 (9-10 p.m.ET/PT) Episode: Welcome to the Upper Crust

With the new restaurant The Upper Crust finally ready to open, Miss Robbie plans a soft opening party – a party Tim refuses to help his mom arrange, claiming he’s too busy with the Mangrove location. Meanwhile, Lil’ Charles jockeys for a bartending position at the new restaurant.

 

(P) Saturday, September 22 (9-10 p.m.ET/PT) Episode: The Upper Crust vs. The Lower Crust

Miss Robbie is ready to open The Upper Crust for business, but instead of seeing the new location as a sister restaurant, Tim sees it as competition and begins a “war” with his mom for customers. To make matters worse, Lil’ Charles, Andre and other staff members take sides.

 

(P) Saturday, September 29 (9-10 p.m.ET/PT) Episode: For Love or Money

Miss Robbie is hosting her annual family reunion at The Upper Crust, but Tim books a huge catering job the same weekend, leaving Miss Robbie hurt and overwhelmed. Meanwhile, Monique confronts Lil’ Charles about his slacker ways when he turns her guest room into a dump.


“IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE” (60 Minutes)

Series Premiere – Saturday, September 15 (10-11 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, helping people fix their lives 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.


(P) Saturday, September 15 (10-11 p.m.ET/PT) Episode: Fix My Reality Star Life

Spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant travels to Miami to talk to Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada, wife of Chad Ochocinco Johnson of the Miami Dolphins.


(P) Saturday, September 22 (10-11 p.m.ET/PT) Episode: Fix My Family Secret

Spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant heads to Dallas, Texas to help a local DJ and his mother heal from a secret that has torn them apart. Iyanla will work with the son to forgive his mother for lying to him about the identity of his biological father.


(P) Saturday, September 29 (10-11 p.m.ET/PT) Episode: Fix My Mistake

Spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant heads to Battle Creek, Nebraska to help heal a family in crisis. She works with a mother who has run away from her family after having an affair. Now three years later, the mom is desperate to re-connect with her two sons and ex-husband.


CONTINUING SERIES (New Episodes)

(P) Denotes: Premieres

 

“LOVETOWN, USA” (60 Minutes)

Sundays (10-11 p.m. ET/PT)

After a nationwide search, Oprah Winfrey named Kingsland, Georgia to be “Lovetown, USA.” Winfrey 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 school students, this social experiment will examine the affects love, grace, kindness and forgiveness can have on an entire community.


(P) Sunday, September 2 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Love Overboard?

Love coaches Paul Carrick Brunson and Kailen Rosenberg have their work cut out for them as Paul tries to mend a feud between neighbors after accusations of cat hoarding and drug running. Meanwhile, some of the singles make it to second dates while others can't get past a first.


(P) Sunday, September 9 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Indecent Proposal

Love coaches Paul Carrick Brunson and Kailen Rosenberg bring country singer Sara Evans in to rally the community as the lonely hearts of “Lovetown, USA” are shaken up: one date arrives in a startling outfit, one acts out and someone gets a shocking proposal.


(P) Sunday, September 16 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Rocky Road to Love

A road trip brings the best and worst out in our singles: Franchesca and Charles find love much closer than expected, Ron finds himself going home alone, and Dan’s patience is tested. Back at home, a group of teens get a surprise of a lifetime.


(P) Sunday, September 23 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Breakthrough

It’s an eye-opening week for the singles, as Dan goes on a surprise date that gives him an unexpected awakening, Ron fights for a second chance with Anya, and Charles and Franchesca heat things up.


(P) Sunday, September 30 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Sex, Love & Ministries

Romantic overnight dates bring angst to singles Charles and Franchesca while there are sparks of love for others, especially Dan and New Girl, Peace. Love coach Kailen Rosenberg leads a town-wide vow renewal ceremony and love coach Paul Carrick Brunson gets in the middle of concerns from the church leaders.


“TV GUIDE MAGAZINE'S TOP 25 BEST OPRAH SHOW MOMENTS” (60 Minutes)

Tuesdays (10-11 p.m. ET/PT)

“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.

 

(P) Tuesday, September 4 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Moments 17-14

Winfrey looks back at her road trip with best friend Gayle King, 50th birthday bash and an emotional interview with Michael Jackson’s children.


(P) Tuesday, September 11 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Moments 13-10

Winfrey looks back at her historic interview with President Barack Obama and the First Lady. Plus, Oprah’s Favorite Things.


(P) Tuesday, September 18 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Moments 9-6

Winfrey’s dreams come true on stage with Tina Turner. Plus, the Sarah Palin interview.


(P) Tuesday, September 25 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Moments 5-1

Winfrey recalls the top five moments of all time from “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” including love-struck Tom Cruise, Winfrey’s weight loss story and the great car giveaway.


“OPRAH’S LIFECLASS” (60 Minutes)

Oprah Winfrey returns home to Harpo Studios in Chicago and takes the stage as teacher to share advice and engage in inspiring conversations about principles that guide our lives. Through Facebook, Twitter and Skype, Oprah takes questions from Lifeclassers around the world.


(P) Sunday, September 2 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant: Terrible Things Women Do to Each Other

Oprah Winfrey is joined by Iyanla Vanzant from Harpo Studios in Chicago to discuss why women do terrible things to one another. Winfrey and Vanzant connect with people from around the world via Skype and engage in conversation via Twitter and Facebook as Vanzant identifies the intention behind gossip. Winfrey and Vanzant also share ways people can shift their behavior to create more positive, constructive interactions.


(P) Sunday, September 23 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant: Destructive Family Secrets

Oprah Winfrey is joined by Iyanla Vanzant from Harpo Studios in Chicago to discuss how secrets can destroy relationships. Winfrey and Vanzant speak with viewers via Skype who have been holding back the truth from their family and loved ones, and discuss how it has impacted their daily life and happiness. Vanzant also talks through the steps a person can take to have an open dialogue with their family and release their truth.


“OPRAH’S NEXT CHAPTER” (60 Minutes)

Sundays (9-10 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.

 

(P) Sunday, September 9 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Jennifer Hudson

Oprah sits down with Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning actress-singer Jennifer Hudson for an intimate conversation at her home in Chicago.


(P) Sunday, September 16 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Stephen Colbert

Oprah travels to Charleston, South Carolina to meet the hilarious Stephen Colbert. He discusses his private life, his beloved TV alter ego and his friendship with Jon Stewart. He also opens up about losing his father and two brothers in a tragic plane crash.


“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 their best 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, September 2 (11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah & Llewellyn Vaughan Lee: Sufism and the Wisdom of the Heart

Oprah Winfrey interviews author and Sufi teacher Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee about love, longing and the source of true happiness.

 

(P) Sunday, September 9 (11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah & Iyanla Vanzant: Soul to Soul

Oprah Winfrey talks to bestselling author and spiritual teacher Iyanla Vanzant about how she was able to find peace among the broken pieces of her life; Iyanla also shares how she uses her life lessons to help others in crisis.

 

(P) Sunday, September 16 (11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah & Iyanla Vanzant, Part 2

Oprah Winfrey talks to bestselling author and spiritual teacher Iyanla Vanzant about how she was able to find peace among the broken pieces of her life; Iyanla also shares how she uses her life lessons to help others in crisis.

 

SPECIALS & MARATHONS

(P) Denotes: Premieres

 

“COMMANDER IN HEELS” (60 Minutes) - Special

Series Sneak Peek - Monday, September 3 (10-11 p.m.ET/PT)

“Commander in Heels” takes viewers inside the lives of two top female executives who are leaders in the cosmetic and confectionary industries for a 360 degree view of how these high-powered women balance their personal and professional lives. The special features Dylan Lauren, the daughter of fashion icon Ralph Lauren, who made a name for herself as the CEO of the candy company and megastore, Dylan’s Candy Bar and Leslie Blodgett, the Executive Chairman of one of the world’s top cosmetic companies, Bare Escentuals.

 
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