Discovery Communications and Oprah Winfrey have announced the initial launch schedule for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, which launches on New Year's Day with sneak preview episodes of its signature new programs.
OWN has also picked up a handful of new reality series, including "Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals" from Endemol USA. That project, which centers on reuniting the estranged father and daughter, was pitched to networks this summer as "Lost and Found" (Daily Variety, Aug. 4).
The channel also added reality shows “The Judds,” starring country music legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd, and “Carson-Nation,” hosted by fashion and design expert Carson Kressley (who also is a part of OWN's "Your OWN Show").
OWN's inaugural series include “Ask Oprah’s All-Stars” with Suze Orman, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz; “Cristina’s Big Bowl of Love” with Cristina Ferrare; “Enough Already With Peter Walsh”; “The Gayle King Show”; “In The Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman”; ”Kidnapped By The Kids”; “Miracle Detectives”; “Oprah Presents Master Class”; “Our America with Lisa Ling”; “Searching For…”; “Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes”; and “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search For The Next TV Star.”
OWN will also run off-net episodes of "Dr. Phil" (dubbed "Best of Dr. Phil"); repeats of TLC's "Trading Spaces," with new wrap-arounds from host Paige Davis; and has acquired the Canadian series “Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag."
OWN kicks off Jan. 1 at noon with a channel preview special hosted by Winfrey.
The channel's daytime sked then kicks in on Monday, Jan. 3 with "The Gayle King Show" at 10 a.m.; "Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag" at 3 p.m., “Cristina’s Big Bowl of Love” at 3:30, “Trading Spaces” at 4 p.m. and "Best of Dr. Phil" at 7 p.m.
OWN's initial primetime lineup includes “Enough Already with Peter Walsh” and “In The Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman” on Mondays; “Mystery Diagnosis” and “Miracle Detectives” on Wednesdays; “Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes” and “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star” on Fridays; “Ask Oprah’s All-Stars,” “Our America with Lisa Ling” and “Oprah Presents Master Class” on Sundays.