New Reality Series ‘Golden Sisters’ to Premiere Saturday, June 1 on OWN
via press release:
OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK
JUNE 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
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“GOLDEN SISTERS” (30 Minutes)
Series Premiere – Saturday, June 1 (Two back-to-back episodes from 10 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and 10:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)
The new original series follows the outrageous, real-life adventures of Mary, Josie and Teresa, three golden-aged sisters who shot to fame after a web video of the trio viewing the Kardashian sex tape went viral. Mary is in her eighties and twin sisters Josie and Teresa are not far behind, but these three outspoken, fun-loving Bronx-born women are no sweater-knitting, porch-rocking seniors … not by a long shot. In this season, the spunky trio head on a road trip to Las Vegas to gamble, have the surprise of their lives when they meet Oprah Winfrey, visit where they grew up in the Bronx to reminisce about the good ol’ days, live la vida loca at the racetrack and much more.
(P) Saturday, June 1 (10 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Josie’s Salon
Josie founded her salon, Michelangelo Hair House, in the 70’s. Back then, the place was cool, as she says, like “disco.” But as the business grew older over the years, Josie’s loyal clientele grew older with it, and she has come to the realization that it’s time to bring in some fresh, young customers. The Golden Sisters put their heads together and shoot a commercial to spice things up.
(P) Saturday, June 1 (10:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Mary Cheats on Jack
Mary finds out that her favorite singer, Engelbert Humperdinck, who she hasn’t seen in concert in 40 years, will be performing at a nearby casino. With her sisters in tow, Mary is ready for the night of her life and the man of her dreams. Mary wants Engelbert to notice her, so the girls decide to get makeovers. At the concert, Mary can hardly contain her excitement after Engelbert finishes singing her favorite song, “Please Release Me” and she storms the stage while Josie and Teresa watch in disbelief.
(P) Saturday, June 8 (10 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: #winetasting
The sisters have the surprise of their lives when they meet Oprah for the first time. While reminiscing, they decide to make some of their famous Rucola bread. Looking for something to pair the bread with, the sisters head to wine country where they end up over-indulging in some of the local spirits.
(P) Saturday, June 15 (10 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Teresa’s Agency
The girls get a tweet while eating lunch: “What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?” For Teresa, it was buying a talent agency and learning the job on the fly. Her claim to fame was discovering Shia LaBeouf and now it’s time to discover new actors during pilot season. Teresa’s assistant is out sick, leaving her alone in the busiest time of year in Hollywood. With nowhere else to turn, she calls her sisters to come save the day, but calamity ensues when she realizes they don’t know the first thing about running an office.
(P) Saturday, June 22 (10 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: What Happens in Vegas…
Mary heads to her favorite place in the world, Las Vegas, and Josie and Teresa aren’t about to miss out on the fun or the large buffets. While Mary competes in a casino poker tournament at the Palazzo Venetian, the sisters decide to take Vegas on like seasoned veterans. Things get messy when Teresa tries a “Master Cleanse” to make room for all the Vegas food. They have a great time until one of the sisters breaks the rules, but as they say, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
CONTINUING SERIES (New Episodes)
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“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, June 2 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah Visits the Set of The Voice
Oprah visits the set of the hit television singing competition series “The Voice” and speaks with all four coaches: Usher, Shakira, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Oprah is given a tour of the set and surprises the Top 10 artists.
(P) Sunday, June 9 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: John Legend and His Wife
Oprah sits down with nine time Grammy winner John Legend in his Hollywood Hills home to talk about his first solo album in five years, his passion for education and politics, and his friendship with collaborator and executive producer Kanye West. Legend’s fiancée, model, TV host and Twitter personality Chrissy Teigen, joins the conversation to discuss their relationship and tabloid rumors of infidelity.
(P) Sunday, June 23 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: African American Women in Hollywood
Oprah sits down for an in-depth conversation with some of Hollywood’s most powerful female African-American actresses including Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad and Gabrielle Union. In the discussion, the iconic actresses open up about the challenges and triumphs they face as African-American women in the entertainment industry. In the groundbreaking conversation, the women shed light on a topic that is not often discussed in the entertainment industry.
“OPRAH’S MASTER CLASS” (60 Minutes)
Sundays (10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT)
“Oprah’s Master Class” tells the stories you’ve never heard from the people you thought you knew best. Hand-picked by Oprah Winfrey for their unique impact on the world, true modern masters share their successes, their failures, their triumphs, disappointments and heartbreaks. “Oprah’s Master Class” offers an unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of the famous people we love, respect and admire.
(P) Sunday, June 2 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m.) Episode: Lenny Kravitz
The multi-Grammy Award-winning artist, producer and actor Lenny Kravitz talks about how his mixed cultural background influenced his signature retro music style and how he challenged the industry with his unconventional image. Raised in a biracial family (his mother is Roxie Roker known for her character Helen Willis on the hit 70’s sitcom “The Jeffersons” and father is Sy Kravitz NBC news producer of Russian-Jewish descent), Kravitz opens up about his upbringing and how his father’s infidelity affected him as a young boy. Plus, he reveals more about his marriage to actress Lisa Bonet (“The Cosby Show”) and his relationship with daughter, Zoë.
(P) Sunday, June 9 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m.) Episode: Susan Sarandon
Academy Award-winning actress and humanitarian Susan Sarandon talks about her first big break when she auditioned for an independent film on a whim, and then found herself in Hollywood scoring leading lady roles in big feature films, such as Annie in “Bull Durham,” Louise in “Thelma and Louise” and Sister Helen in “Dead Man Walking.” A New Jersey native and the eldest of nine siblings, Sarandon grew up in a strict Catholic school which shaped her world view, leading to her future social and political activism. She talks candidly about becoming pregnant after doctors told her she wouldn’t be able to have kids, aging in a business that is tough on women passed a “certain age,” and why she believes relationships need to evolve, even if it means parting ways. Now a mother of three, Sarandon remains one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile leading ladies, yet she credits her success to the fact that all her plans failed.
(P) Sunday, June 16 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m.) Episode: Berry Gordy Jr.
If you know the music of Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Smokey Robinson, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder – just to name a few, then you know Berry Gordy, Jr. He is the man behind all those hits, as founder of the legendary Motown record label and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who shaped the careers of many young superstar singers. Gordy Jr. talks about his love affair with Diana Ross, their behind-the-scenes stories, spinning out #1 hits, and how life growing up in Detroit wasn’t always glamorous in the beginning.
(P) Sunday, June 16 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m.) Episode: Diahann Carroll
Living legend Diahann Carroll is a groundbreaking actress with many “firsts” to her name including being the first African-American to win a Tony Award and originating many leading lady roles, such as the title role in her 1968 sitcom “Julia,” as the first African-American actress to star in her own sitcom. Carroll talks about growing up in New York, the prejudice she endured, creating the role of Dominique Deveraux in the television soap opera “Dynasty,” and being a breast cancer survivor.
“SUPER SOUL SUNDAY”
Sundays (11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET/PT)
The Emmy 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. Home to Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, “Super Soul Sunday” features exclusive interviews and all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, filmmakers and spiritual leaders. 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, June 2 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Episode: Oprah & Dr. Brian Weiss: Reincarnation, Past Lives and Miracles
Dr. Brian Weiss, groundbreaking psychiatrist and best-selling author of “Many Lives, Many Masters,” tells Oprah of how he came to practice past life regression therapy.
(P) Sunday, June 9 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Episode: Oprah & Karen Armstrong: Losing Faith, Finding God
Former Roman Catholic nun and best-selling religious historian, Karen Armstrong, who created TED’s Charter for Compassion, reveals her life story and why she is on a mission to build greater compassion in the world.
(P) Sunday, June 16 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Episode: Oprah & Phil Jackson
Widely considered one of the greatest American basketball coaches in history, 11-time NBA Championship coach Phil Jackson opens up to Oprah like you’ve never seen him before, talking about his strict upbringing and his coaching philosophy as it relates to life lessons.
(P) Sunday, June 23 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Episode: Oprah & Grammy Award-Winner India.Arie: Spiritual Awakening
Grammy Award-winning musician and songstress India.Arie sits down with Oprah for a truly spiritual and heart-opening conversation where she reveals her downward spiral after being shut out of her first Grammy nominations. Arie talks about what was holding her back and how she broke through. Plus, Arie performs a very special song from her new album.
(P) Sunday, June 30 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Episode: Oprah & Grammy Award-Winner India.Arie Part Tow: How To Break Through
The India.Arie conversation continues as she addresses a recent controversy that landed her in the headlines. She explains her spiritual awakening in Hawaii, talks about love relationships and why she chose to trust her intuition.
“THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS” (60 Minutes)
Tuesdays (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
From prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, “The Haves and the
Have Nots” follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful
Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion set in
Savannah, Georgia. From the outside, family patriarch Jim Cryer (John
Schneider) and the Cryer family are the enviable face of success and
wealth, but behind the veil, the family’s dysfunction threatens their
world of privilege. The Cryer family housekeeper Hanna Young (Crystal Fox)
has a secret of her own, a scurrilous daughter Candace (Tika Sumpter)
whose secret extracurricular relationship with Jim Cryer could lead to the
destruction of the family for whom she works.
(P) Tuesday, June 4 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Beautifully Dysfunctional
Candace (Tika Sumpter) continues to blackmail Jim (John
Schneider) and threatens to ruin his career if he doesn’t pay her soon.
Jim’s friend David (Pater Parros) hires a dirty detective to
help Jim deal with the Candace situation. Meanwhile, Candace’s brother
Benny (Tyler Lepley) presses her to pay the overdue mortgage on
their mother Hanna’s (Crystal Fox) house.
(P) Tuesday, June 11 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Entering the Race
Jim (John Schneider) formally announces that he is running for
Governor, while Candace (Tika Sumpter) threatens to go to the press
and reveal his indiscretions, unless she is paid off. A sheriff delivers
a notice of eviction to Cryer housekeeper Hanna (Crystal Fox).
(P) Tuesday, June 18 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A Woman’s Pride
Hanna (Crystal Fox) confronts her son Benny (Tyler Lepley) about mortgaging her house. Tired of the charade with Jim (John Schneider) and Candace (Tika Sumpter), David (Peter Parros) initiates a plan to end the situation once and for all. Hanna discovers that her employer Mrs. Cryer (Renee Lawless) has cancer.
(P) Tuesday, June 25 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Angry Sex
Jim (John Schneider) is seduced by Candace (Tika Sumpter) again, despite her blackmail threats. David (Peter Parros) gets fed up with Jim’s behavior and takes matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, the Cryer’s household employee Celine (Eva Tamargo) becomes increasingly jealous of Hanna (Crystal Fox).
“LOVE THY NEIGHBOR” (30 Minutes)
Wednesdays (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, “Love Thy Neighbor” is a half-hour comedy set at The Love Train Diner, a family run restaurant where every day the menu serves up good food, great laughs, valuable life lessons and a whole lot of love. Diner owner and feisty family matriarch Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely) has her hands full not only managing her customers but her family drama, too. Her daughter Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) splits her time between Hattie’s home and the apartment she shares with her philandering husband. Linda’s son Danny (Andre Hall), a recent college grad, moves into a bachelor pad with his best friend Sam (Jonathan Chase) and lands a job at a hot internet design firm. He quickly establishes himself as a rising star…that’s when he’s not distracted by Sam’s hard-partying ways and their beautiful co-workers Marianna (Zulay Henao) and Drew (Darmirra Brunson). Meanwhile, Uncle Floyd (Palmer Williams) is an ever-present thorn in the Love family’s side. Like old luggage, they can never seem to get rid of him.
(P) Wednesday, June 5 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) Episode: Love Thy Privacy
After Sam (Jonathan Chase) discovers that Danny (Andre Hall) has given Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) a key to the apartment, he confronts Danny about Linda wearing out her welcome.
(P) Wednesday, June 5 (9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.) Episode: Love Ain’t Opening This Door
As Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) grieves the loss of her marriage, Hattie (Patrice Lovely) encourages her, in typical Hattie fashion, to get a job, take care of herself and move on from her philandering husband. Meanwhile, Danny (Andre Hall) accuses Sam (Jonathan Chase) of partying too much, and Sam asks Danny to do something about his clingy mother always being at their apartment.
(P) Wednesday, June 12 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) Episode Where’s My Mamma
A dejected Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) shows up to Floyd’s (Palmer Wiliams) tiny studio apartment, at three o’clock in the morning, looking for a place to stay after her ex-husband cancelled her credit cards and Hattie (Patrice Lovely) refused to let her in. Floyd attempts to play peacemaker, by petitioning a headstrong Hattie to help her needy daughter. Linda is given a dose of Hattie’s tough love when Hattie physically attacks Linda in an effort to get her to “fight” for her life.
(P) Wednesday, June 12 (9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.) Episode Love Thy Journey
Hattie (Patrice Lovely) gives Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) advice on how to make a good impression for her job interview. Vivian (Sondra Currie), the woman who owns a competing restaurant and the building that Floyd works for, pays The Love Train Diner a visit to ask for Floyd’s (Palmer Williams) assistance.
(P) Wednesday, June 19 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) Episode: Love Thy Vindication
Floyd (Palmer Williams) and Hattie’s (Patrice Lovely) business suffers after Vivian (Sondra Currie) decides to post a billboard slamming The Love Train Diner for being closed by the board of health. Hattie gets her revenge by spray painting Vivian’s billboard. When Vivian arrives at the Love Train Diner to confront Hattie about destroying her property, the entire restaurant overhears Hattie threaten to burn down Vivian’s restaurant.
(P) Wednesday, June 19 (9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.) Episode: Love Thy Partnership
With Vivian’s (Sondra Currie) restaurant out of business, The Love Train Diner opens its doors to more customers. Unfortunately, they are less than satisfied with Hattie’s (Patrice Lovely) cuisine, so business suffers. With the diner being financially strapped, Hattie accepts Vivian’s offer to form a partnership that will increase revenue for the diner.
(P) Wednesday, June 26 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) Episode: Don’t Mess with That White Lightning
A frustrated Danny (Andre Hall) has grown tired of Sam’s (Jonathan Chase) obsessive partying. Hattie (Patrice Lovely) decides to take matters in her own hands so that Danny doesn’t move back. She shows up at one of Sam’s parties and gives Sam a drink called White Lightning. Sam wakes up the next morning handcuffed to Hattie. Horrified, Sam vows to stop partying and drinking so much.
(P) Wednesday, June 26 (9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.) Episode: Love Thy Celibacy
Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) agrees to attend a 20’s themed costume party that her friend is hosting. During her preparation for the party, Hattie (Patrice Lovely) misinterprets a conversation that she has with Linda about celibacy.
“RAISING WHITLEY” (30 Minutes)
Saturdays (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
“Raising Whitley” is a humorous and poignant new docu-series following actress and comedienne Kym Whitley and her riotous collective of friends – whom she calls “The Village” – as they attempt to do something none of them have ever done before: raise a baby…together. When Kym signed up to mentor a troubled young girl, she never imagined she’d get a call from the hospital saying, “Your baby is ready.” After learning that her mentee exited the maternity ward leaving only Kym’s contact information, Kym experienced a cataclysmic moment. With less than an hour to make a life-changing decision – and to do a lifetime of soul-searching – Kym chose to become a mother. The Village banded together to help Kym bring up baby Joshua the best they knowhow, but sometimes it’s hard to tell who is more mature – Joshua or the adults tasked with raising him
(P) Saturday, June 1 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Palm Springs Shimmy
Kym and “The Opinion” take Wendell up on his offer to have a girls’ weekend in Palm Springs. The girls are skeptical of Wendell’s ability to take care of Joshua while they detox and relax, but he rises to the occasion when Joshua gets sick.
(P) Saturday, June 8 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Flirting with Disaster
After 20 years as friends, Rodney asks Kym to go on a date. He also asks Wendell for help picking out a gift; a nice dinner and jewelry. Meanwhile, Harold and Val suspect that Rodney is up to something, and although Kym doesn’t disagree, she worries that she likes it.
(P) Saturday, June 15 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Friends with Benefits
Rodney shocks Kym by asking if he can move in with her. Undecided, Kym weighs her friends’ opinions during CPR class. Emotions flare with some adamantly against it and others for it.
“LIFE WITH LA TOYA” (30 Minutes)
Saturdays (9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
“Life With La Toya” offers an inside look at the outrageous world of La Toya Jackson – the wild card of one of showbiz’s most famous families – as she tackles love, career and maybe even parenthood, all on her own unpredictable terms. The new reality series gets up close and personal as La Toya hunts for a new house, builds new business ventures, contemplates starting a family and perhaps the biggest of all – jumps into the dating pool for the first time, ever.
(P) Saturday, June 1 (9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: La Toya Finds the Beat
La Toya wants to get back into the studio, but when her music exec tries to force her to demo a song, La Toya shuts him down. When he brings in her father Joseph to try to persuade her, she decides to record a dance song with her friend, RuPaul, instead.
(P) Saturday, June 8 (9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Family Vacation: Jackson Style
La Toya’s relationship with her father has always been about business, so when a camping trip is organized to bring them together, La Toya jumps at the chance for a little father-daughter time.
(P) Saturday, June 15 (9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: La Toya Jackson, You’re Fired
La Toya flies to New York to film “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.” But drama eventually ensues when old rival Omarosa threatens her chances of winning.
(P) Saturday, June 22 (9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Secret Life of La Toya
La Toya is asked a deeply personal question by her friend, Kathy Hilton: Is she a virgin? This causes La Toya to have an emotional breakdown, and she quickly goes MIA. After a week of no contact, Kathy and Jeffre decide an intervention is in order. La Toya will either open up to them, or put her walls back up.
Premieres Sunday, June 23 (10 p.m. ET/PT)
“Dark Girls” is a fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.
Premieres Thursday, June 6 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)
Rosalie Hollingsworth’s only child, Triana, is kidnapped by her ex-husband not once, but twice. The decade-long search for her daughter culminates in a gut-wrenching dangerous chase to South America to steal her back from her father who has strong ties to the local mob. This special is the first hand account of Triana’s harrowing, heartbreaking and shockingly true abduction. It is told through her own voice, along with her mother, and the man who ultimately rescued and saved her life.
“SMALL TOWN SCANDALS”
Premieres Thursday, June 13 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)
In this special, three shocking stories of crime and corruption in small town America are recreated. A respected townsman moonlights as a bank robber, a rogue drug enforcement team terrorizes a neighborhood, and a quiet community is stunned when drugs take over its youth.
“OUR AMERICA WITH LISA LING: SPECIAL REPORT: GOD & GAYS”
Thursday, June 20 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)
In this special episode, host Lisa Ling joins “ex-gay” organization Exodus International president Alan Chambers and a group of reparative therapy survivors as they engage in a face-to-face confrontation 40 years in the making.
Premieres Thursday, June 27 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)
Two families mourn the tragic loss of loved ones. One a teen in a fatal car accident and the other has three orphaned daughters searching for their mother who is missing for over 40 years, when suddenly abandoned bones are found. But are they really dead? This special tells the compelling, gut-wrenching, and sometimes just plain bizarre stories of people who get another chance at life.