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ALL-NEW SEASON OF “OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?” TO PREMIERE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 10:00 PM ET/PT ON OWN
David Oyelowo (“Selma”) Joins Former “Oprah” Show Guest Ashley Smith Whose Miraculous Story of Survival Inspired the New Dramatic Thriller “Captive”
Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere an all-new season of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with award-winning actor David Oyelowo (“Selma”) and former “Oprah” show guest Ashley Smith, who was held hostage by courthouse shooter Brian Nichols 10 years ago, and whose miraculous story of survival will be featured in upcoming feature film, “Captive,” in theaters on September 18.
Oyelowo plays Nichols in the new dramatic thriller, a man responsible for launching one of the most notorious manhunts in America after killing four people during his escape from an Atlanta courthouse. Nichols later forced his way into Smith’s apartment, holding her hostage for seven hours. During her 2005 visit to the “Oprah” show, Smith shares how turning to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, “The Purpose Driven Life,” not only helped her find purpose in her own life, but ultimately helped Nichols find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation that fateful day. During the episode, Smith also comes face to face with Nichol’s mother, Claritha Nichols, for the first time.
New season episodes include:
Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Oprah sits down former “Oprah” show guest Ashley Smith and actor David Oyelowo (“Selma”), star of new thriller “Captive” based on Smith’s miraculous story of survival. Celebrity updates include “Real Housewives” star Lisa Rinna and actress Debi Mazar, plus one of the women widowed by the 9/11 attacks.
Saturday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Former child star Danny Pintauro of “Who’s The Boss?” fame reveals a deeply personal secret with Oprah. Now married and a mom, former Playboy Bunny and Hugh Hefner “girlfriend” Holly Madison shares memories of her years living in Playboy Mansion and “In Living Color” funnyman Tommy Davidson talks openly about his surprising past.
Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Oprah Winfrey goes one-on-one with “All My Children” star Debbi Morgan to talk about the long history of domestic violence in her family. Updates include “Good Morning America’s” Amy Robach and her husband, actor and entrepreneur Andrew Shue, plus the unforgettable mom who nearly shopped her family broke.
Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Oprah takes a walk down memory lane with her longtime hairstylist Andre Walker, and celebrates 30 years of hair dos and don’ts. More celebrity updates with Christian pop music queen Amy Grant, legendary coach Coach Mike Ditka and music mogul Master P.
Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
A special episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” will spotlight spiritual “Oprah” show moments and guests in support of the OWN television event “Belief,” a week-long documentary series airing over seven consecutive nights that depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.
“Oprah: Where Are They Now?” is produced by Harpo Studios. Executive produced by Jill Van Lokeren, Julie Simpson and Veronica Votypka.
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