OWN Sets Programming Schedule


OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will offer sneak previews of its new original series as part of its opening weekend programming lineup, according to network officials.

The Discovery Communications/Harpo Inc. joint venture, which launches Jan. 1, will feature during its first two days on air sneak peeks of such primetime OWN shows as Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes, which looks at the final season of the Oprah Winfrey Show; Enough Already with Peter Walsh, starring the famed organizational expert who will help families rid themselves overwhelming clutter; Kidnapped By The Kids, in which children confront their workaholic parents; Miracle Detectives, in which investigators seek to uncover answers to mysterious incidents that transcend logic; and Oprah Presents Master Class, a profile of unique personalities and the lessons they've learned in their lives and careers, according to network officials.

Other primetime shows include In The Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman, which follows the famed sex therapist as she counsels couples; Our America with Lisa Ling, a news magazine series which looks at some of the most controversial and thought-provoking issues in the United States today; and Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star, a talent competition series that promises to the the winner an opportunity to host a series on the channel.

Also in primetime the network will air Ask Oprah's All-Stars, a four-episode series in which Winfrey protégés Dr. Phil, Suze Orman, and Dr. Mehmet Oz appear on one stage to answer viewers' pressing questions about health, wealth, and mental well-being.
"During our launch weekend, the audience will see a little of everything OWN has to offer," said Christina Norman, chief executive officer, OWN in a statement. "Oprah as they've never seen her in Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes, expert advice from Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil and Suze Orman to get their year started right on Ask Oprah's All-Stars, and sneak peeks at the kinds of shows we believe really fulfill our mission to be entertaining and inspiring."

As part of its daily daytime block, the network will telecast exclusively repeat airings of daily talk show Dr. Phil, as well as library episodes of TLC's Trading Spaces, featuring new programming wraps from host Paige Davis, said network officials.