OWN Announces Summer Premiere Dates


OWN announced its summer primetime schedule on Friday, which feature six new and two returning series.

Are You Normal, America?, a game show where contestants' "normalcy" is called into question premieres June 4. Lives on Fire, about four women working for one of California's emergency response teams, bows June 8.

The next night sees the premieres of Million Dollar Neighborhood and Real Life: The Musical at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., respectively. Million Dollar Neighborhood focuses on the residents of Aldergrove, British Columbia, as they attempt to increase their net worth by a million dollars in three months. Real Life will feature amateur singers working with vocal coaches to stage a live "flash musical" for a loved one.

Two other series, Super Saver Showdown and Lovetown USA will premiere sometime in July and August, respectively.

New episodes of Oprah's Next Chapter and Our America With Lisa Ling (returning June 10), will make up OWN's Sunday lineup.

"Our new summer series have a common thread of being fun, entertaining and meaningful," said Sheri Salata, president, OWN in announcing the slate. "It's important to give the audience programming that makes them feel good, or provides them with inspiration in their own lives."

"We feel strongly about the current state of the channel," added Erik Logan, president, OWN. "We're seeing success with our original programming and are continuing to build the network one night at a time."

Full schedule below
*New series; All times Eastern

Fridays (beginning June 8)
9-10 p.m. Lives on Fire *

Saturdays (beginning June 9)
9-10 p.m. Millon Dollar Neighborhood *
10-11 p.m. Real Life: The Musical *

9-10 p.m. Oprah's Next Chapter
10-11 p.m. Our America with Lisa Ling (returns June 10)

Mondays (beginning June 4)
9-10 p.m. Are You Normal, America? * (sneak preview after Oprah's Next Chapter Sun., June 3, 10 p.m.)