Oprah’s Big Give

Sunday, April 20
8pm

It’s the first ever Big Give finale, and Oprah delivers the ultimate challenge. With no money and very little time, the last contestants standing must create “Big Gives” out of nothing at all. Jennifer Aniston makes a special appearance and delivers big news! Who will win and be named Oprah’s Biggest Giver? A last unexpected twist makes for a series conclusion that will have everyone talking.

9pm Sunday, April 6

The final four land in New York City for “Operation Big Dreams,” and the stakes have never been higher. Will the contestants be able to fulfill the dying wishes of two parents or will they fall apart? Jada Pinkett Smith, Gayle King and Natalie Cole use their star power in this emotional episode. Oprah’s Big Give returns to CTV on April 13.

Nine contestants are dropped in the middle of Denver, where they don’t know anyone! Oprah gives them a 48-hour challenge that sends the givers scrambling to give away bundles of cash in the most creative and dramatic ways.

Sunday, March 9 at 9 p.m. on CTV

In Week 3, eight contestants land in Houston. More than 1,000 children are depending on them to make big dreams come true. But will a confrontation between contestants derail the giving? Tennis legend Andre Agassi and skateboarder Tony Hawk make surprise appearances and put the pressure on! With only four days, limited cash and a monumental challenge – can they do it? Who will give big? Who will go home?

Sunday, March 16 at 9 p.m. on CTV

Seven contestants are sent to Miami, where billionaire brothers shock them with a huge surprise: a suitcase filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars and only 24 hours to give it away! The stakes are huge, panic sets in and the judges’ deliver a startling decision.

Sunday, March 23 at 9 p.m. on CTV

Star! Television Premiere – The first primetime series from Harpo Productions centres on the competition, drama, and emotion as millions of dollars are given away to make a difference in people’s lives across the country. Each week contestants face a “big twist” that tests their nerve, drive, ingenuity, and passion. Big name stars including John Travolta and Jennifer Aniston also join the Oprah’s Big Give tour throughout the series. During the eight episodes filmed across the U.S., the field is narrowed, the stakes get higher and higher, and one person is ultimately chosen as “The Biggest Giver.”

Monday, March 3 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Star

Hosted by The Oprah Winfrey Show contributor and interior designer Nate Berkus, Oprah’s Big Give challenges 10 “givers” to change the lives of complete strangers in creative and dramatic ways. In the debut episode, contestants are given the names and pictures of individuals whose lives they must make a positive impact on in just five days. At the end of the challenge, the participants will be judged on their leadership skills, accomplishments, creativity and presentation, before one giver is eliminated. Determining the fate of the givers are the judges: world-renowned “Naked” chef and philanthropist Jamie Oliver, NFL star Tony Gonzalez, and Malaak Compton-Rock, charity founder and the wife of comedian Chris Rock.

Sunday, March 2 at 9 p.m. on CTV

It’s Better to Give than to Receive: Competitors Give Big or Go Home in Oprah’s Big Give

— Contestants show how big their hearts can be for the chance to win a surprise $1 million –
— Oprah contributor Nate Berkus to host competition series —
— Judges include “Naked” Chef Jamie Oliver and NFL Superstar Tony Gonzalez –
— Celebrity guests to include a Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta and Jada Pinkett-Smith —
— Oprah’s Big Give encores Mondays at 9 p.m. ET beginning March 3 on Star! —

Just how giving are you? That’s the question at the centre of Oprah Winfrey’s new series, Oprah’s Big Give, which challenges 10 competitors to change the lives of complete strangers in creative and dramatic ways. Hosted by The Oprah Winfrey Show contributor and interior designer Nate Berkus, the feel good new series premieres Sunday, March 2 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Oprah’s Big Give encores Mondays at 9 p.m. ET beginning March 3 on Star!

Through eight one-hour episodes, a diverse, determined and competitive group of contestants are given the challenge of a lifetime as they criss-cross the United States: to find ways to impact the fates and fortunes of unsuspecting people who are in for the surprise of their lives. As the gifts get bigger and tensions mount, one person will be crowned “The Biggest Giver” and will win a surprise $1 million grand prize.

In the debut episode, the 10 contestants are given the names and pictures of complete strangers, people whose lives they must make a positive impact on in just five days. At the end of the challenge, the contestants will be judged on their leadership, accomplishments, creativity and presentation with one giver being eliminated.

Determining the fate of the “givers” are judges world-renowned “Naked” chef and philanthropist Jamie Oliver, NFL star Tony Gonzalez, and Malaak Compton-Rock, charity founder and the wife of comedian Chris Rock.

As the competition heats up, executive producer Oprah Winfrey will make special appearances along with celebrity guests, including Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta, Jada Pinkett-Smith, tennis legend Andre Agassi, skateboarder Tony Hawk and racing star Danica Patrick.

Chosen from thousand of hopefuls, the 10 contestants were discovered during auditions held in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Nashville:

Angelo, 30, a West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran from Ann Arbor, MI
Brandi, 23, a pageant queen from Chicago, IL
Cameron, 22, an entrepreneur and dot-com millionaire from Roanoke, VA
Carlana, 38, a paraplegic, author and media executive from Glendale, CA
Eric, 37, a former model who now works as a disaster relief worker from Boston, MA
Kim, 39, an NFL marketing specialist from Brentwood, TN
Marlene, 37, a train attendant from Chicago, IL
Olussegun “Sheg”, 23, a pre-med student from Nashville, TN
Rachael, 31, a singer and actress from Los Angeles, CA
Stephen, 43, a real estate developer from Bedford, NY

Premieres March 2 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV