Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announces fall programming slate

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) announced today its Canadian primetime programming slate for original series premiering in October, anchored by the previously announced The Rosie Show and Oprah’s Lifeclass on weeknights.

New primetime series beginning October 16 and 17 include Don’t Tell The Bride, Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s and Visionaries: Inside The Creative Mind, along with all-new second seasons of the returning favorites Ask Oprah’s All Stars and Our America With Lisa Ling.

The Rosie Show (7 p.m. ET), the anticipated new daily talk show from Rosie O’Donnell, and Oprah’s Lifeclass (8 p.m. ET), inspired by The Oprah Winfrey Show with all-new insights, life lessons and personal revelations from Oprah, both premiere Monday, October 10 and air Monday through Friday.

“This fall, we look forward to building on the success of OWN’s Canadian schedule with the star power of Rosie and Oprah as our anchors in primetime,” said Maria Hale, Vice President, Television, Head of Programming and Production, Corus Entertainment. “Going day and date with the U.S. broadcast of The Rosie Show and Oprah’s Lifeclass allows our Canadian viewers to engage in the conversation on all platforms in real time.”

The special Celine: 3 Boys and a New Show premieres Sunday, October 2 at 9 p.m. ET. The second season premieres of Enough Already! with Peter Walsh, In The Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman and Oprah’s Master Class will be announced at a later date.


The OWN original series schedule follows (all times ET) with brief show synopses.



Airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET beginning October 16

On an all-new season of Ask Oprah’s All Stars, Dr. Phil, Suze Orman and Dr. Oz team up to answer the most pressing viewer questions about health, wealth and mental well-being. Hosted by Gayle King, the season will feature specially themed episodes: Ultimate Checklists, That’s Embarrassing!, Is This Normal?, Love, Sex & More, 20 Questions for 20-Somethings and Myths, Secrets & Confessions. Also, there’s a surprising update for season one’s 52-year old virgin. It’s an hour of tell-it-like-it-is advice from America’s and Oprah’s favorite experts. Produced by Stage 29 Productions.



Premieres Sunday, October 2 at 9 p.m. ET

Celine Dion is used to big changes, she recently added twins to her family and is now the proud mother of three boys, but now she’s uprooted her family from Florida and moving to Las Vegas for her new show Celine at Caesars Palace. The one-hour special gives viewers an inside peek into the singers’ day-to-day life revealing not only the creative process of launching a new Vegas extravaganza, but also following Celine as she helps son Rene-Charles with his homework, juggles newborn twins, and spends quality time with her husband Rene.



Airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET beginning September 16

The new OWN docu-series, Confronting, takes viewers inside the mediation process as a victim and offender come together, face to face, for the most important conversation of their lives.  Each one-hour episode follows an emotional story that begins with a crime. It brings together victim and offender, documenting their powerful, painful and transformative journey, as they both try to come to terms with the terrible event that links them. The mediation process culminates in a no-holds-barred in-person meeting in prison, and during the emotional confrontation, the offender learns of the pain and suffering caused by his misdeeds and is offered the opportunity to apologize and ask for redemption. Meanwhile, the victim has a chance to express his/her feelings and must ultimately decide whether or not forgiveness is a possibility. Confronting is produced for OWN by RelativityREAL. It is executive produced by Tom Forman and Jonathan Karsh.



Airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET beginning September 10

Each hour-long episode of the documentary series The Devil You Know gives a glimpse into the betrayals, double lives and psychological profiles of some of the most deceitful con artists, sexual offenders and serial killers on file. In Season 2, viewers will hear more first-hand accounts of each victim’s harrowing experience and with the guidance of an on-camera expert psychologist; the series offers insight into the criminal mind. The series also educates viewers on how to recognize the tell-tale signs of a con artist by identifying trends and exposing the schemes of the men and women who have wreaked havoc on the lives of their victims. Produced by Make Believe Media in association with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada).



Airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET beginning October 17

What happens when you give a cash-strapped couple $25,000 to create their dream wedding? A lot of drama when the bride and groom are separated three weeks leading up to the nuptials, and the groom must plan the wedding with no help from his fiancée. The bride won’t see the invitation until it arrives in the mail she’ll try on her dress just prior to walking down the aisle, and will see the reception for the first time with the other guests. Don’t Tell the Bride promises tantrums and tears of joy before the “big day” is done. Narrated by Caroline Rhea (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”), the series is produced by Shed Media U.S. and based on a series format from Renegade Pictures and Digital Rights Group.



Airs Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. ET beginning September 8

Celebrity chef Christine Cushing transforms a new group of culinary catastrophes into kitchen-savvy cooks in Season 3 of Fearless in the Kitchen. In each half-hour episode, viewers are introduced to a new kitchen-challenged participant who share their kitchen horror stories with Christine in hopes that she will help them become fearless in their own kitchen. Christine takes these chefs on various culinary adventures, helping them cook several meals – including a surprise final meal for family and friends. Adventures this season include corralling Texas Longhorn cattle in Tillsonburg, Ontario and fly fishing for wild Trout in Escarpment Hills Lake, near Milton, Ontario. In the end, the challenged cooks will have to put their new-found skills to the test and prove once and for all that they can hold their own in the kitchen.


Produced by Fusion Television in association with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada).



Airs Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning September 10

The one hour documentary series Murder She Solved: True Crime, returns for a second season this fall with more gripping true stories of female detectives who crack open complex homicide cases and help bring justice to the families of victims. Each episode combines elements of mystery and intrigue to take viewers through a case from crime scene to conviction, all from the unique point of view of the woman who solved it. The heroines range from a grizzled veteran to rookie detective and an independent private eye in training to a forensic specialist.


OPRAH’S LIFECLASS – formerly known as Your OWN Life (the oprah class)

Airs Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. ET beginning October 10

In this all-new eight-week series, Oprah reaches back through the 25-year history of The Oprah Winfrey Show to teach the lessons that matter most to her. Oprah will share her most personal revelations, and what she thinks now about those iconic show moments and guests.  The series will also feature a companion online class accompanying the series including actual course work on Oprah.com, for an even more enriching experience. Produced by Harpo Productions.



Airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET beginning October 16

The new season of Our America with Lisa Ling delves into some of the most challenging, thought-provoking issues in society today. With stories ranging from polygamy and amateur porn, to sex trafficking and veterans with PTSD, Ling immerses herself into the lives of everyday Americans and captures their in-depth experiences firsthand. These stories provide viewers a window into worlds largely unseen and a deeper understanding of what’s really going on in subcultures of Our America today. Produced by part2 pictures.



Airs Monday to Friday at 7 p.m. ET beginning October 10

Rosie O’Donnell makes her return to television with a new original talk show on OWN. At its heart is Rosie’s genuine desire to entertain, inspire and connect with America. Rosie will cover current events, spotlight hometown heroes and newsmakers, showcase the arts, celebrate kids and families, as well as feature well-known and upcoming talent. Whether it’s hilarious comedy and game segments, a live performance by a recording artist, a celebrity visit or a discussion of an important issue, The Rosie Show’s fresh and candid exploration of a wide variety of subjects will encourage all of us to laugh, love and live our best lives. Produced by Harpo Studios in association with KidRo Productions, Inc. and SantaBu Productions. 



Airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET beginning October 16

The hour-long documentary series follows some of the world’s most iconic innovators and takes audiences inside their creative process, offering never-before-seen views of true masterminds at work. Debuting with filmmaker Tyler Perry, and featuring fashion icon Tom Ford, filmmaker James Cameron, musician will.i.am, and world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, these celebrated creative artists reveal the experiences, challenges and rewards of bringing their ideas to life. With unprecedented access, this series provides unique insight into what made these visionaries who they are and what continues to inspire them. Produced by @radical.media.



Airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET beginning October 17

When Robbie Montgomery – one of the original back-up singers for 1960s soul duo sensation Ike and Tina Turner – toured with the band, she poured her creative gifts into her cooking as much as her singing. After the singing stopped, Robbie took her mother’s soul food recipes, passed down through generations, and created the empire known as “Sweetie Pie’s,” St. Louis’ iconic and wildly popular soul food restaurant run by Robbie and her dynamic family. With two successful locations, Miss Robbie is upping the ante and preparing to open a third restaurant with the help of her son and business partner, Tim. While Tim and his girlfriend, Jenae, also prepare for the birth of their first child – and their wedding – Miss Robbie, who has never been married, continues to look for love at the age of 71. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s follows the loud, loving and still very musical Montgomery family as they struggle with the demands of expanding their family-owned business, one soulful dish at a time. Produced by Pilgrim Films & Television.

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