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    OWN Renews ‘Greenleaf’ for Season 4

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has greenlit a fourth season of drama series “Greenleaf” from Lionsgate, writer/executive producer Craig Wright, and executive producers Clement Virgo, Kriss Turner Towner, and Oprah Winfrey. The series stars Merle Dandridge as Grace Greenleaf, Lynn Whitfield as Lady Mae Greenleaf, and Keith David as Bishop Greenleaf. Season three guest stars include Patti […]

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    OWN Renews ‘Queen Sugar’ for Season 4

    Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has renewed scripted drama for a fourth season ahead of the extended 90-minute season three finale (airing Wednesday, August 22 from 10-11:30 p.m. ET). In addition, “Queen Sugar” co-executive producer Anthony Sparks will take the reigns as showrunner/executive producer for season four, continuing DuVernay’s intention of providing showrunner opportunities to those […]

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    OWN Orders Coming-Of-Age Drama Series from ‘Moonlight’s Tarell Alvin McCraney

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has greenlit a one-hour coming-of-age drama, still-to-be titled, from “Moonlight” co-writer and executive producer Tarell Alvin McCraney and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, the studio behind the network’s “Queen Sugar. Set in South Florida at the end of Barack Obama’s presidency, the series will follow a 14-year-old prodigy who is grieving the […]

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    OWN Picks Up Docuseries ‘Released’ and ‘Checking Inn’

    OWN has ordered two new series – “Released,” produced by Lucky 8 TV, and “Checking Inn” from Trooper Entertainment in association with Lionsgate Television, which is a working title and follows former Essence Magazine editor-in-chief Monique Greenwood as she pursues her lifelong dream of running her own bed and breakfast. “Released” will feature first-person narratives […]

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    OWN to Air Upcoming Daytime Talker ‘T.D. Jakes’

    OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired the rights to air daytime talk show “T.D. Jakes” from Tegna Media and T.D. Jakes Enterprises. Debuting locally on Monday, Sept. 12 in approximately 70 affiliate stations (following a successful four-week test-run on Tegna stations in Atlanta, Minneapolis and Cleveland last summer), OWN will air “T.D. Jakes,” hosted by […]

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    UP Renews ‘Bringing Up Bates’ and ‘Growing Up McGhee’

    Family themed cable destination UP has renewed two docuseries: “Bringing Up Bates” for a fifth edition and freshman “Growing Up McGhee” for a second season. UP has ordered 13 episodes of “Bringing Up Bates” and 10 episodes of “Growing Up McGhee” to premiere next year. Debuting on Jan. 1, 2015, “Bringing Up Bates” follows the […]

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    OWN Orders Second Season of ‘Queen Sugar’

    Optimistic OWN has greenlit a 16-episode second season of drama “Queen Sugar” prior to its official launch on Tuesday, Sept. 6. “Queen Sugar,” based on the book by Natalie Baszile, chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged three siblings in Saint Josephine, Louisiana: Nova (Rutina Wesley, “True Blood”), a world-wise journalist and activist; Charley […]

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    OWN Picks Up Drama ‘Greenleaf’ for Season Two Before Premiere

    Optimistic OWN has renewed drama “Greenleaf” for a second season, with 13 additional episodes confirmed before the two night series premiere on June 21 and 22, respectively. The serialized series stars Merle Dandridge as Grace Greenleaf, the estranged daughter of a Memphis megachurch bishop (Keith David) who returns home after her sister mysteriously dies. Oprah […]

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