OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) Announces Fall 2013 Programming

  • New episodes of popular series Oprah's Next Chapter, Oprah's Lifeclass, Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Six Little McGhees, Welcome to Sweetie Pie's, Iyanla: Fix My Life and The Devil You Know
  • Compelling new crime series Addicted to the Life, Motives and Murder: Cracking the Case and Final 24 make their network debut

TORONTO, July 25, 2013 /CNW/ - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) announced today its lineup for fall 2013 featuring new episodes of returning favourites Oprah's Next Chapter, Oprah's Lifeclass, Oprah: Where Are They Now?, Six Little McGhees, Welcome to Sweetie Pie's, Iyanla: Fix My Life and The Devil You Know. The network also introduced four new series including Addicted to the Life, a true crime documentary series that chronicles the lives of criminals who can't break the habit; Motives and Murder: Cracking the Case, a true crime drama that returns to the scenes of the most perplexing crimes to reveal the clues that led detectives to the killers; Final 24, a documentary series exploring the last 24 hours in the lives of iconic figures; and Houston Beauty, a series that follows the owners and eclectic trainees of the oldest continuously operated licensed beauty school in Texas.

New Episodes:  Sundays at 9 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
Oprah's Next Chapter is the primetime series featuring Oprah Winfrey as she steps outside of the studio for riveting, enlightening and in-depth conversations with newsmakers, celebrities, thought leaders and real-life families. Oprah's Next Chapter is produced by Harpo Studios.

New Episodes:  Sundays at 9 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
The NAACP Image Award-winning series Oprah's Lifeclass is a richly interactive experience where millions of students from countries around the world participate in inspiring conversations with Oprah Winfrey on-air, online and via social media. For each class, Oprah is joined by a hand-picked expert, and together they interact with viewers to share principles and tools that can help people live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Viewers can follow @OprahsLifeclass on Twitter and join the conversation using #Lifeclass. For more information, visit www.oprah.com/lifeclass.

New Episodes: Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m. ET (60 minutes), New timeslot beginning Saturday, September 8 at noon
When Robbie Montgomery, a 1960s backup singer and former Ikette, suffered a collapsed lung and had to stop singing, she decided to pour her talents into another creative venture: a soul food restaurant called Sweetie Pie's. At her family-centered eateries, which include Sweetie Pie's at the Mangrove, Sweetie Pie's Upper Crust and the original Sweetie Pie's established in 1996, which Miss Robbie runs with her son, Tim, both hilarity and drama are offered in equal measure. This docu-series follows the loud, loving and often singing Montgomery family as they work to expand their empire, one soulful dish at a time. 

Premieres: Thursday, September 5 at 11 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
Combining the thrill of a mystery with the visceral experience of true crime drama, Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case returns to the scene of the most perplexing crimes and follows detectives as they unearth the clues that lead them to the killer. With news footage, interviews and gripping re-enactments, the series explores the personal toll on the victim's family and friends, and also features the law enforcement agents who work tirelessly to track down the perpetrator and finally crack the case.

Premieres: Saturday, September 7 at 7 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
Final 24 is a compelling documentary series unlocking the hidden secrets and psychological flaws that resulted in the tragic deaths of iconic figures. Every episode maps out the final 24 hours of a famous life and weaves in a celebrity's back-story, laying bare the threads of fate that led them inextricably from their childhoods to their last moments. These are no ordinary biographies. They're psychological detective stories attempting to uncover the mystery of why some celebrities left us too soon.

Premieres: Saturday, September 7 at 9 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
Season 4 of The Devil You Know gives a glimpse into the betrayals, double lives and psychological profiles of some of the most deceitful con artists, sexual offenders and serial killers on file. Offering insight into the criminal mind, viewers will hear first-hand accounts of each victim's harrowing experience. The hour-long documentary series reveals how to recognize the tell-tale signs of criminals by identifying trends and exposing the schemes of the men and women who have wreaked havoc on the lives of their victims. Produced by Make Believe Media in association with OWN (Canada).

New Episodes: Monday, September 9 at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
OWN's popular documentary series Six Little McGhees returns this fall with all-new episodes. Six Little McGhees follows the inspirational lives of Mia and Rozonno McGhee as they juggle marriage, a family business and their six adorable two-year-olds. When Mia and Rozonno became parents to Columbus, Ohio's first sextuplets, no amount of books or advice could have prepared them for life with multiples. Their close family and friend helpers made the infant years easier to manage, but as the children grow so will Mia and Rozonno's parenting skills.The helpers won't be around forever, and these parents are determined to grow more independent from their support team. With potty training and many other milestones soon on the way, and the task of managing a growing business, Mia and Rozonno are bracing for all the excitement and chaos of doing it on their own.  In this brand new season, the kids suit up for swimming lessons and their first camping trip, while Mia and Rozonno work to find time for each other in the midst of all the happy chaos. With the terrible two's in full swing, the toddler trouble continues. Six Little McGhees is produced for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network by Candor Entertainment.

Premieres: Thursday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET (30 minutes)
Addicted to the Life is a true crime documentary series revealing the human drama behind criminals who can't break the habit. Employing a combination of documentary interviews and dramatic recreations, each episode follows a single story about a criminal falling deeper and deeper into the life.

New Episodes: Sunday, October 13 at 10 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
Oprah: Where Are They Now? offers a revealing, never-before-seen look into the private lives of some of the biggest newsmakers and most memorable Oprah show guests of all time. Viewers can find out where they are now and how their lives have changed after sudden fame and notoriety turned their worlds upside down.

New Episodes: Monday, November 4 at 8 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
In the popular self-help series Iyanla: Fix My Life, bestselling author, life coach, minister and television host Iyanla Vanzant goes behind closed doors and deep inside the most private parts of people's lives to uncover what is making them sad, angry, depressed or feeling unfulfilled. Through emotional heart-to-heart conversations and often a dose of tough-love, Iyanla helps individuals confront what is not working in their lives and take the necessary steps to fix what is broken.

Premieres: November 2013 (60 minutes)
Houston Beauty follows Ms. Glenda Jemison, the owner and director of Franklin Beauty School, the oldest continuously operated licensed beauty school in Texas. The Jemison family may be established pillars of the community, but their trainees come from all walks of life. While trying to balance school with their erratic home lives, many of these students do whatever it takes to make ends meet: whether working behind makeup counters, as kitchen beauticians or exotic dancers, these tough and talented pupils all share the pursuit of a better life.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada)
On March 1, 2011, OWN launched in over six million Canadian homes on what was previously the VIVA channel. OWN is available in Canada through a license agreement with OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), Cosmopolitan TV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 37 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

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