OWN announces November/December programming

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) gives viewers access to a stellar lineup of original series and specials that focus on entertaining, informing and inspiring viewers to live their best lives.

This November, Oprah’s Lifeclass: LIVE continues with Oprah live on air and online, answering fans questions about Oprah’s Lifeclass.

In December, OWN offers viewers marathons of their favourite original programs with a back-to-back Oprah-themed special marathon on Christmas day including Oprah’s Lifeclass , Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes and The Oprah Winfrey Show.




Being Chaz is the anticipated follow-up special to the 2011 Emmy Award nominated OWN Documentary Club film Becoming Chaz about Chaz Bono’s transition from a woman to a man, which will have an encore airing immediately preceding the special from 6-8 p.m. The special follows Chaz as he embraces his new life, while his fiancé Jen begins to deal with living with a man.  Viewers will also see the trials and tribulations of the couple’s relationship as Chaz prepares for his debut on “Dancing with the Stars” amidst controversy and threats to his life over his decision to participate in the show .   Being Chaz is executive produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.  Elise Duran serves as director and co-executive producer. World of Wonder, the production shingle of Bailey and Barbato, also produced Becoming Chaz . Being Chaz premieres Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m. , day-and-date with OWN U.S.



In the documentary special I am Jazz: A Family in Transition , 11-year-old Jazz and her family face a life-altering decision as the ebullient tween approaches puberty. Through extensive archival family footage and first-person interviews, Jazz and her family share their powerful personal story as they grapple with the possibility of hormone blocking therapy and issues related to fertility, discrimination and identity. The special is directed by Jen Stocks and executive produced by Bill Hayes, Kirk Streb, Wayne Mahon and Mark Gottwald, Figure 8 Films. I am Jazz: A Family in Transition premieres Sunday, November 27 at 9 p.m. , day-and-date with OWN U.S.



Beginning Monday, November 14 viewers can catch Season 25 of The Oprah Winfrey Show , the Farewell Season, Monday to Friday at 8 p.m.




Our America with Lisa Ling will chronicle veterans who battle post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a special episode titled Invisible Wounds of War premiering Sunday, November 6 at 10 p.m. , day-and-date with OWN U.S.

In the episode, Ling goes inside the National Veterans Crisis Line in upstate New York where she listens in on responders talking to veterans in their darkest hours. Then, high in the mountains of New Mexico in a town called Angel Fire, Ling attends an innovative program developed to help veterans and their spouses break free from the emotional distress that has taken over their lives.  During the course of the week-long retreat, service men and women will learn new tools to battle the anxiety, darkness and paranoia they wrestle with every day. Many of these veterans have tried to cure their PTSD with Western medicine, but during this time at Angel Fire, Ling will witness veterans and their loved ones as they delve deep into themselves through a practice that is age-old to America, but revolutionary for these times.

Our America with Lisa Ling airs Sundays at 10 p.m. For more information about the series, please visit oprah.com/ouramerica.



Airs Monday to Friday at 8 p.m.

Oprah reaches back through the 25-year history of The Oprah Winfrey Show to teach the lessons that matter most to her. Oprah shares her most personal revelations, and what she thinks now about those iconic show moments and guests. The series also features a companion online class accompanying the series including actual course work on oprah.com/lifeclass for an even more enriching experience.

Episodes for the week of November 7:

Episode: A Suburban Mother’s Nightmare – What We Learned airs Monday, November 7

Oprah reflects on one of the most resounding life lessons – love doesn’t hurt. She shares her personal stories of pain and heartache and offers insight on how viewers can spare themselves and their families.

Episode: The Mom Who Shopped Her Family Broke airs Tuesday, November 8

Oprah looks back on some of her most revealing interviews with families who are living a financial lie. Oprah says this is the new plague of America. Felice, a mother of six who shopped her family broke, is one of many unforgettable Oprah revisits.

Episode: A Mother’s Deadly Mistake – The Ultimate Lesson airs Wednesday, November 9

Oprah says it’s time to slow down the pace of our lives. Oprah recalls her interview with Brenda Slaby, a mother who tragically lost her daughter after she left her in the car on a hot summer day. Think it couldn’t happen to you? Think again.

Episode: Oprah’s Lifeclass Field Trip – Newton’s Third Law airs Thursday, November 10

Oprah’s LIfeclass visits Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to learn about what Oprah calls one of the most important laws of the universe: Newton’s Third Law of Motion. Plus, a studio audience discovers how this law relates to our lives.

Episode: Oprah’s All-Time Favorite Lesson – Finale airs Friday, November 11

In the final episode, Oprah shares her favorite life lesson – each one of us holds the power to change our own lives. For 25 years on “Oprah,” we saw countless stories of people who found their own power and realized that they alone were enough to create the life they wanted. Immediately following the series, Oprah will be live on air and online chatting with fans and answering questions about the series.



Airs Sundays at 8 p.m.

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. The celebrated creative artists featured in the series 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. For more information about the series, please visit oprah.com/visionaries.

Episode: will.i.am premieres Sunday, November 6 at 8 p.m.

From sold-out stadiums in Europe to intimate studio sessions in L.A., viewers are given a backstage pass to the life of musician, songwriter, singer, producer, and Black Eyed Peas front man, will.i.am.

Episode: Annie Leibovitz – Finale premieres Sunday, November 13 at 8 p.m.

Designated a living legend by the Library of Congress, renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz reveals her creative passion and drive for perfection while photographing the world’s biggest celebrities and creating a groundbreaking photo collection.




Airs Friday, November 4 and Friday, November 11 at 9-10 p.m. ET

On Fridays immediately following Oprah’s Lifeclass (8 p.m.), Oprah will be live on air and online with Oprah’s Lifeclass: LIVE (9 p.m.), continuing the conversation as she chats with fans and answers questions about the series which features her most personal revelations, all-new insights and life lessons from the 25 year history of The Oprah Winfrey Show. To participate in the live chat, viewers can visit facebook.com/OWNCanada.




This Christmas, Sunday, December 25 , it’s a day full of Oprah giveaways on OWN beginning with Oprah’s Lifeclass at 10 a.m. (r) 2 p.m. where Oprah re-lives one of the biggest Oprah show moments in television history: the day she gave away a brand new car to every person in her audience. The day of giving continues with Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes Favorite Things episodes (part 1 and part 2) at 11 a.m. and noon (r) 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and ends with The Oprah Winfrey Show , Season 25 at 1 p.m. (r) 5 p.m. showcasing Oprah’s Favourite Things of 2010.

Also, on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1 , from noon to 5 p.m. , viewers can get the best of Ro and O with back-to-back episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show (noon to 2 p.m.) and The Rosie Show (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.).



Ten years in the making, One Lucky Elephant is a documentary that follows circus producer David Balding as he struggles to find a nurturing permanent home for Flora, the orphaned baby African elephant he lovingly raised as a “daughter” and made the star of his circus. As Flora approaches adulthood, David realizes that she is no longer happy performing and needs to be with other elephants. The road to Floras retirement, however, is a difficult and emotional journey that tests their bond in unexpected ways. The film is both a touching account of a man’s incredible love for a wild animal and a poignant exploration of the critical issues about the future of elephants in captivity and how these issues have affected the life of one very lucky elephant. Written and produced by Cristina Colissimo and Jodana Glick-Franzheim, The film is directed by Lisa Leeman and executive produced by Sandbar Pictures. One Lucky Elephant premieres Thursday, December 1 at 9 p.m. , day-and-date with OWN U.S.



This December, OWN is airing two weeks of back-to-back original Canadian series. During the weeks of December 23 and December 26 , OWN will air marathons of series including Fearless in the Kitchen , Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag , The Devil You Know and Rescue Mediums . For more information, please visit Oprah.com.


Marathon scheduling information:


How to Look Good Naked Canada airs 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.



Eat Yourself Sexy airs 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Big Voice airs 3 pm. to 4:30 p.m.

Shopping Bags airs 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.



Smart Cookies airs 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shopping Bags airs 3 pm. to 4:30 p.m.

Maxed Out airs 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.



Rescue Mediums airs 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ghostly Encounters airs 3 pm. to 4:30 p.m.

Psychic Investigators airs 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.



Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag airs 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Shopping Bags airs 3 pm. to 4:30 p.m.

Anna & Kristina’s Beauty Call airs 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.



Healthy Gourmet airs 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Fearless in the Kitchen airs 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag airs 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Simple, Fresh, Delicious airs 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Chef Worthy airs 3 pm. to 4:30 p.m.

Healthy Gourmet airs 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Fearless in the Kitchen airs 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Smart Cookies airs 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shopping Bags airs 4 pm. to 5:30 p.m.

Maxed Out airs 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



The Devil You Know airs 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



The Cupcake Girls airs 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



Murder She Solved airs 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.



Smart Cookies airs 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Shopping Bags airs 4 pm. to 5:30 p.m.

Maxed Out airs 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.



Rescue Mediums airs noon to 1:30 p.m.

Ghostly Encounters airs 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Psychic Investigators airs 4 pm. to 5:30 p.m.



OWN airs great love stories and inspiring movies all month long during OWN Theatre.


Last Chance Harvey (2008) airs Sunday, December 11 at 9 p.m.

The Boys are Back (2009) premieres Sunday, December 18 at 9 p.m.

The Green Mile (1999) airs Saturday, December 24 at 9 p.m.

Little Women (1994) airs Sunday, December 25 at 6 p.m.

Miracle on 34 th Street (1994) premieres Sunday, December 25 at 9 p.m.


All times ET.

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