OWN Sets March Premiere Dates for ‘Lindsay’, ‘Deion’s Family Playbook’, ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ & More
via press release:
NEW SERIES & SEASONS
(P) Denotes: Premieres
LINDSAY (60 Minutes)
Series Premiere – Sunday, March 9 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)
The highly anticipated OWN documentary series “Lindsay,” directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Amy Rice (“By The People: The Election of Barack Obama”), follows movie star and media sensation Lindsay Lohan on her journey through recovery following a very public period of crisis. Lindsay is one of the most talented young actresses of her generation, boasting an impressive list of credits (“The Parent Trap,” “Mean Girls,” “A Prairie Home Companion”). Having had her career and personal life sidelined by her public struggles, Lindsay is strikingly candid about her life and is more determined than ever to get back on her feet. In this honest, no-holds-barred account, viewers will see an intimate, unflinching look into the life of one of the world’s most sought-after celebrities. Cameras follow Lindsay as she returns to New York, reunites with friends and family, and attempts to build a new life. As she works to stay on track amid the demands (and pitfalls) of fame, she opens up as never before, discussing everything from her emotional recovery process to her exhausting run-ins with the paparazzi.
(P) Sunday, March 9 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Part One
After completing her sixth stay in rehab, actress Lindsay Lohan decides to move to New York to work on her sobriety and to rebuild her career. Fearing that this may be her last chance, Lindsay vows to finally get her life back on track.
(P) Sunday, March 16 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Part Two
While trying to manage her sobriety in a still-chaotic environment, Lindsay fights to move into her new apartment. She has a heated conversation with her father and struggles with her mother’s recent DUI arrest, as the series producers start to question her commitment.
(P) Sunday, March 23 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Part Three
After finally getting keys to her new apartment, Lindsay refuses to let cameras film and her assistant threatens to quit. Aware of growing production issues, Oprah travels to Lindsay’s mother’s Long Island home to discuss whether or not Lindsay wants to continue shooting the documentary series.
(P) Sunday, March 30 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Part Four
After a visit from Oprah, Lindsay attempts to jump-start her career by doing a skit with Jimmy Fallon, then performs court-mandated community service at a local children’s center. Michael, Lindsay’s sober coach, heads back to Los Angeles, leaving her in charge of her own sobriety.
DEION’S FAMILY PLAYBOOK (60 Minutes)
Series Premiere – Saturday, March 1 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)
“Deion’s Family Playbook” is the fun-filled and compelling real-life story of Deion Sanders, the only pro athlete to ever play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series. Few people know that Deion is a single father raising five kids of his own, while also helping to raise four other children who live with him, including the twins whom his mother cares for, his niece and nephew and a student in need whom he recently took into his home. Additionally, Deion is co-founder and football coach of Prime Prep Academy, a charter school that aims to make a lasting impact on the lives of children in underserved areas. With so much on his plate both at school and at home, Deion strives to keep all facets of his complicated, crazy and chaotic life in balance and under control. Help is on the way every other week when his girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, a Hollywood producer who has two sons of her own, comes to visit.
(P) Saturday, March 1 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Life of Prime
It’s the first day of the school year at Deion Sanders’ Prime Prep Academy. As Deion gets his football team ready for a big game, his 11-year-old son, Shedeur, struggles to make friends at his new school.
(P) Saturday, March 8 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Bossy’s Revenge
When Deion’s son Shilo misbehaves at school, Deion takes away the thing he loves most. Shelomi causes trouble for her brother when she invites his ex to their house. And, Florida lies about his age to date a college girl.
(P) Saturday, March 15 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Dropping Beats and Dropping Balls
Deion worries that Shilo is failing at football due to his relentless pursuit of a music career. Shelomi causes concern over her unhealthy eating habits. Florida tries to win over a girl with a unique disability.
(P) Saturday, March 22 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Mama Drama, Exes and Oprah
Tracey’s mom, Jackie, comes to town and stirs things up when she questions the amount of time Tracey spends in Dallas. Meanwhile, Deion bonds with Tracey’s ex-husband, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and teaches Florida how to drive for his 16th birthday.
(P) Saturday, March 29 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Everybody Gets Benched
When Deion’s rigorous schedule and the chaos at Prime Prep take a physical toll, he winds up in the hospital. Tracey tries her hardest to bond with Deion’s mother, Connie. Florida needs new glasses.
WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S (60 Minutes)
Season Premiere – Saturday, March 15 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
When Robbie Montgomery, a 1960s backup singer and former Ikette, suffered a collapsed lung and had to stop singing, she decided to pour her talents into another creative venture: a soul food restaurant called Sweetie Pie’s. At her family-centered eateries, which include Sweetie Pie’s at the Mangrove, Sweetie Pie’s Upper Crust and the original Sweetie Pie’s established in 1996, which Miss Robbie runs with her son, Tim, both hilarity and drama are offered in equal measure. This docu-series follows the loud, loving and often singing Montgomery family as they work to expand their empire, one soulful dish at a time.
(P) Saturday, March 15 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Houston’s Calling
As Miss Robbie tries to keep the peace between a battling Jan and Michelle at the West Florissant store, Tim and Charles travel to Houston in search of a new restaurant location, and Jenae is left to consider what a move would mean for her family.
(P) Saturday, March 22 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Shifting Priorities
With Miss Robbie focused on preparing her brother George for his open-heart surgery, Tim takes charge of the Upper Crust store and doesn’t like what he sees. Meanwhile, a bombshell is dropped on Charles that forces him to make a career move.
(P) Saturday, March 29 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Negotiating a Dream
Unbeknownst to Miss Robbie, Tim is back to Houston moving plans along on a new Sweetie Pie’s location. Meanwhile, Monique thinks it’s time to have the dreaded birds-and-bees talk with Nya, and Linda finds her dream home in Miss Robbie’s neighborhood.
OPRAH & ECKHART TOLLE: A NEW EARTH (60 Minutes)
Series Premiere – Sunday, March 23 (12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET/PT)
For the first time on television, Oprah presents her groundbreaking and wildly successful 2008 web series with spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle, based on his New York Times bestselling book “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” Oprah and Eckhart take viewers on a chapter-by-chapter journey through this special 10-week series which has helped students awaken to their life’s purpose. These thought-provoking discussions, framed with brand-new content, will teach viewers how to focus and become more aware and present and to begin to understand the motivations of the ego. Oprah and Eckhart create a true global classroom, answering questions via Skype, email and phone from readers all around the world who are fascinated by Eckhart’s ideas on presence and awakening. Oprah and Eckhart interact with real people dealing with real issues and give practical advice on how to apply the concepts of “A New Earth” in order to bring more peace and joy into people’s lives.
(P) Sunday, March 23 (12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Chapter 1
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle present their 2008 web series on Eckhart’s groundbreaking book “A New Earth.” The premiere episode introduces the book with personal stories from Eckhart and discussions of consciousness, presence and purpose.
(P) Sunday, March 30 (12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Chapter 2
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth” series continues with their discussion of Chapter 2 – “Ego: The Current State of Humanity.” In this episode, Oprah, Eckhart and viewers discuss the ego, the inner voice, and identifying with possessions.
CONTINUING SERIES (New Episodes)
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OPRAH’S LIFECLASS (60 Minutes)
Fridays (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
The Emmy Award-winning series “Oprah’s Lifeclass” is a richly interactive worldwide social experience where millions of students participate in inspiring conversations with Oprah Winfrey on-air, online and via social media. For each class, Oprah is joined by a hand-picked expert, and together they interact with viewers to share principles and tools that can help people live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
(P) Friday, March 7 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah, Iyanla, Nia Long, Kym Whitley & Tyler Perry: The Single Moms Club 2
Oprah Winfrey, spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant, actress Nia Long and Tyler Perry from the upcoming film “The Single Moms Club” discuss the number one top trending issue amongst single moms across the country today: dating and relationships. They address their questions: When is it okay to introduce a man to your family? What does co-parenting look like when you are in a new relationship? Plus, Kym Whitley from OWN’s hit series “Raising Whitley” joins to share her journey raising her 3-year-old adopted son, Joshua, and who she turned to for help.
SUPER SOUL SUNDAY (60 Minutes)
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, March 23 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah & Legendary Actress Shirley MacLaine: The Soul of a Star
Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, her longtime interest in spirituality, and her latest book, “What If…A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know for Sure.”
(P) Sunday, March 30 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Oprah & Gary Zukav: Celebrating 25 Years of “The Seat of the Soul”
Oprah interviews spiritual teacher & bestselling author Gary Zukav for the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking book, “The Seat of the Soul.” They offer fresh insights into popular topics such as how to heal addiction, understand emotions, and challenge fears.
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 Savannah’s wealthy Cryer family, headed by judge Jim Cryer (John Schneider) and his scorned wife Katheryn (Renee Lawless), whose lives have become intimately and inextricably linked with the families of their hired help. As the new season unfolds, Jim Cryer mounts a campaign for governor despite escalating family problems and the vengeful actions of his former mistress Candace Young (Tika Sumpter). Jim’s wife despises him; his son Wyatt’s (Aaron O’Connell) heroin addiction leads to a terrible crime; and his daughter Amanda (Jaclyn Betham) sinks into a world of mental delusion. Meanwhile, Cryer housekeeper Hanna Young (Crystal Fox) searches for justice regarding a terrible accident involving her son Benny (Tyler Lepley); and rehab counselor Jeffrey Harrington (Gavin Houston) stands up for himself after coming out as gay to his parents David (Peter Parros) and Veronica Harrington (Angela Robinson). All of the scandals and lies come to a head in an explosive season when the worlds of “The Haves” and “The Have Nots” collide.
(P) Tuesday, March 4 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: March for Justice
After the judge’s ruling, Hanna (Crystal Fox) begs not to take Benny (Tyler Lepley) off life support.
(P) Tuesday, March 11 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Starting the Race
Jim (John Schneider) and David’s (Peter Parros) campaign event is ruined when Candace (Tika Sumpter) shows up trying to extort money, and Wyatt (Aaron O’Connell) is arrested for the hit-and-run case.
**Note: Immediately following the episodes on March 4th and 11th, a special one-hour talk show “THE TYLER PERRY SHOW” airs at 10 p.m ET/PT**
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR (30 Minutes)
Wednesdays (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
From prolific writer, director, producer 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), recently moved into her mama Hattie’s home after finally giving her philandering husband the boot. 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. As the new season unfolds Linda finally jumps back into the dating scene. Her decision will scare her son Danny almost to death, but will yield great results as she meets two handsome suitors. It is feast or famine when it comes to dating for Linda, but when she meets Will (Thai Douglas) and Phillip (Tony Grant), the famine is officially over. It turns out that Hattie’s tough love pays off as Linda comes roaring back to her vibrant self.
(P) Wednesday, March 5 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Danny Meets Philip
After Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) double-books herself for an evening with Philip (Tony Grant) and Will (Thai Douglas), she decides to cancel her plans with Philip and goes out with Will instead.
(P) Wednesday, March 12 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Permission Granted
As Philip (Tony Grant) works up the nerve to ask Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) out for a date, he first decides to ask Danny (Andre Hall) for permission.
(P) Wednesday, March 19 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: I Don’t See You That Way
Philip (Tony Grant) tries to woo Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) with a romantic dinner.
(P) Wednesday, March 26 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Kiss
After an abundance of coaxing from her family, Philip (Tony Grant) decides to express his feelings to Linda (Kendra C. Johnson).
HOME MADE SIMPLE (30 Minutes)
Saturdays (9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET/PT)
Whether giving a room a much-needed revamp, planning and pulling off a major family event, or throwing a party to remember, “Home Made Simple” pairs a deserving family with a team of professionals who help identify and facilitate practical and affordable solutions to transform household projects into completed successes. In addition to time, money and space-saving tips, participants and viewers alike are exposed to current decorating trends, creative party planning, recipe ideas for entertaining and easy to complete craft projects. Hosted by Soleil Moon Frye (“Punky Brewster”).
(P) Saturday, March 8 (9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: Military Mom’s Ultimate Upgrade
A community pitches in to overwhelm an army vet with surprises for the whole house. The team creates a jazzy lounge with lighted photo display, a DIY fireplace mantle, a cool drum table and they modernize an antique table.
(P) Saturday, March 15 (9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: Office Bottcamp
The team gets organized for a mom and community leader whose cluttered office needs help. After an organizing boot camp, the design takes shape with an affordable high end ceiling treatment, a productive partners desk and a DIY magnetic memo board.
(P) Saturday, March 29 (9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: Kitty City to City Chic
An ultimate cat lover and rescue founder gets treated to an old world living room perfect for entertaining. The team completes the room with a new built-in antiqued shelving unit, an Moroccan-inspired side table, an over-dyed rug and a jaw-dropping surprise.
THE TYLER PERRY SHOW (60 Minutes)
Tuesdays – March 4 and March 11 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)
For the very first time, Tyler Perry sits down as the host with the cast of the hit drama series, “The Have and The Have Nots.”