Carrie Underwood, Neil Patrick Harris feature on Oprah's Next Chapter

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) presents all new episodes of Oprah’s Next Chapter this summer beginning Sunday, May 20 ( 9-10 p.m. ET ) when Winfrey travels to Nashville, Tennessee for an intimate in-depth interview with country music superstar Carrie Underwood and her husband NHL player, Canadian Mike Fisher for their first ever television interview together.

Also announced today, Winfrey will sit down with Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker to discuss his political future on Sunday, June 10 ( 9-10 p.m. ET ). As previously announced, Sunday, June 3 ( 9-10 p.m. ET ) will feature actor Neil Patrick Harris and his family as they open their Los Angeles home to cameras for the first time.

 

Sunday, May 20  (9-10 p.m. ET)

Oprah’s Next Chapter: Carrie Underwood 

Oprah Winfrey travels to Nashville, Tennessee where she speaks with music superstar Carrie Underwood who is joined by her NHL husband Mike Fisher, marking the first time cameras have ever been invited inside their cabin retreat for an intimate, in-depth interview. Underwood reflects on her rise to stardom as she looks back on her journey. For their first television interview together, Underwood and Fisher talk about how they balance their successful and fast-paced careers with their two year marriage. The couple also takes Winfrey to their new plot of land where they plan to build their dream home.

Underwood’s new CD Blown Away recently debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country and All-Genre sales charts. The Top Country Albums chart debut made her only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have their first four albums debut at No. 1. With more than 267,000 albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Blown Away debuts at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart making Underwood only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at No. 1.

Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 14 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play On making her the best selling American Idol in the US . She’s amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Underwood currently leads the nominations for the upcoming CMT Music Awards with five. She is a five-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.

 

Sunday, June 3 (9-10 p.m. ET)

Oprah’s Next Chapter: Neil Patrick Harris

Oprah Winfrey visits Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, his fiancé David Burtka and their 18-month old twins, Harper and Gideon, at their home in the quiet suburbs of Los Angeles. In a television exclusive, this modern American family opens their home and private family life to Winfrey and her cameras for the first time. Then, Winfrey sits down with the couple of eight years, as they speak candidly about what it was like for them growing up gay, Harris’s decision to come out in Hollywood and its impact on his career, and raising children in a household with two fathers. They open up about their private struggles in their relationship as Burtka, both a trained chef and actor, says it isn’t easy being in a relationship where one person is more famous and successful than the other. Harris speaks openly about the stress of living in Hollywood and the pressure of knowing the entire world is watching their family to see if they can go the distance. Winfrey gets a rare and intimate look inside the home life of this very private and loving family.

 

Sunday, June 10 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT)

Oprah’s Next Chapter: Mayor Cory Booker 

Oprah Winfrey travels to Newark, New Jersey to talk to Mayor Cory Booker, one of America’s most dynamic and innovative leaders. Mayor Booker opens up to Winfrey about his political future, why he is still a bachelor, his unusually close relationship with Republican Governor Chris Christie and his near death experience in a burning building. An emotional interview with the woman that Mayor Booker saved from that building fire and two Newark families that are raising their children in the city that has been described as a “war zone” are also featured. Cameras capture Mayor Booker’s angry response to one of Newark’s most horrific crimes ever and also follow Newark gangs and late night police raids for a rare glimpse into the extreme challenges of inner city Newark. Mayor Booker also gives a tour of his new home.

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