Oprah Winfrey Network highlights July schedule

34023-586_r2.31fc341ff35b

FLEX & SHANICE

Season Premiere Saturday, July 9 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)

“Flex & Shanice” follows the lives of husband and wife duo, actor Flex Alexander (“One on One”), and Grammy-nominated singer Shanice (“I Love Your Smile”). Eight years ago, this celebrity couple asked their hilarious extended family to move in and they never left.  Now Flex and Shanice, their two children Imani and Elijah, Shanice’s mother Crystal and her husband Mike, Uncle Spirit, and cousin Ruba all live under one roof, and while sometimes it takes a village, most of the time eight people under one roof is a recipe for pure pandemonium.  Through good and bad, this big-hearted family is working hard to hold it all together until they can catch their next big break.

(P) Denotes: Premieres

(P) Saturday, July 9 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: From 0 to 360

Shanice hits a crossroads when Mali forces her to make a difficult career decision. Meanwhile, Flex tries to surprise Elijah with VIP Harlem Globetrotters tickets, and Crystal resurrects her R&B group, Crystal Penny.

 

(P) Saturday, July 16 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Wiggin’ Out

While Shanice is on lockdown in an Atlanta recording studio, Flex struggles back at home to become the best Mr. Mom ever. Meanwhile, Crystal and Brooklyn mistakenly suspect that Flex is fooling around behind Shanice’s back, and try to catch him in the act.

 

(P) Saturday, July 23 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Channeling Vegas

When Flex and Shanice book a gig headlining together in Vegas, Crystal tries to make it a family affair.  Meanwhile, Flex looks for inspiration for his new comedy routine, seeking help from Russell Simmons, Cousin Ed, and a professional medium.

 

(P) Saturday, July 30 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: What Happens in Vegas…

In Vegas, Shanice has to decide if Shanice 2.0 will be performing or if she’ll go old school. Flex has a racy new stand-up routine that Shanice is afraid will embarrass her. Ruba is out of control on child patrol and Crystal’s R&B group makes a splash.

 

Love Thy Neighbor OWN 

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

Season Premiere Friday, July 1 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT –Two Episodes Back-to-Back)

*The series will regularly air on Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT

“Love Thy Neighbor” is a half-hour comedy from Tyler Perry set at The Love Train Diner, a family run restaurant where every day the menu serves up good food, great laughs, valuable life lessons and a whole lot of love.

 

(P) Friday, July 1 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Bus Station

Drew (Darmirra Brunson) causes a terrible misunderstanding.

 

(P) Friday, July 1 (9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Invasion of Privacy

Sam (Jonathan Chase) continues to be a thorn in Danny’s (Andre Hall) marriage by violating Troy’s (Leigh-Ann Rose) personal space.

 

(P) Friday, July 8 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Who You Know

Everyone comes together for an entertaining game of “Who You Know.”

 

(P) Friday, July 15 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Vernon

Hattie (Patrice Lovely) fears for her friend’s life after an evening of passion takes a turn for the worst.

 

(P) Friday, July 22 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: D-Day

Sam’s (Jonathan Chase) bold decision puts him in an extremely difficult predicament.

 

(P) Friday, July 29 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Scared

Sam (Jonathan Chase) is compelled to reveal the true nature surrounding his lack of maturity.

 

Greenleaf_Image_Mavis_LadyMae.694a774ad0aa 

GREENLEAF

Wednesdays (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)

OWN’s new drama “Greenleaf” centers on the journey of estranged daughter and disillusioned preacher Grace “Gigi” Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) who has returned home after 20 years on the occasion of the mysterious death of her sister.  As she reenters the world of Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, the Memphis megachurch run by her powerful parents Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David, “Community”) and Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”), it becomes evident that things are not as virtuous as they seem and that the family’s outward display of faith hides sin and misdeeds.

 

(P) Wednesday, July 6 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Meaningful Survival

When members of the church reach out for prayers for their terminally ill child, Grace (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) and the Bishop (Keith David, “Community”) find themselves with opposing views on the value of hope and the responsibilities of a pastor. Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”) devises a plan to mend fences between the Bishop and Deacon Sykes (Jen Harper, “Kill the Messenger”) while Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne, “Rake”), pushed to her limit with Jacob’s (Lamman Rucker, “Meet the Browns”) infidelities, takes explosive action without a plan — with unintended consequences for both she and Jacob’s careers. Kevin (Tye White, “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”) takes another step toward exploring his sexuality in the face of news about Charity’s (Deborah Joy Winans, “Whitney”) pregnancy.

 

(P) Wednesday, July 13 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Good Morning, Calvary

The Bishop (Keith David, “Community”) — despite protestations from both Grace (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”) — appoints Grace to preach on Sunday in his absence, forcing Grace to deal with her conflicted feelings about returning to the pulpit and forcing Lady Mae to admit that the Bishop blames her for Faith’s (guest star Terri Abney, “Game of Silence”) death. Jacob’s (Lamman Rucker, “Meet the Browns”) plans to score a television deal to broadcast Calvary services in an attempt to get reinstated take an unexpected turn when the television executive takes a liking to Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne, “Rake”). Meanwhile, Kevin’s (Tye White, “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”) flippant advice to Charity (Deborah Joy Winans, “Whitney”) on how to hire a new music director backfires, bringing up Kevin’s deep-seated issues.

 

(P) Wednesday, July 20 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: One Train May Hide Another

On the day he’s set to receive the “Memphis Man of the Year” award, Mac (Gregory Alan Williams, “Terminator Genisys”) juggles a variety of tasks for the Greenleaf clan both in his capacity as Chief Council and family member, including advising Charity (Deborah Joy Winans, “Whitney”) about the new music director she wants to hire and assisting Jacob (Lamman Rucker, “Meet the Browns”) with the details of his television pitch to the Bishop (Keith David, “Community”). But between mounting paranoia about Grace’s (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) designs to bring him to justice, complications in the IRS’s audit of the church, and the unwanted appearance of his and Lady Mae’s (Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”) father, Mac is set on a collision course that puts him at odds with his allies within Calvary.

 

(P) Wednesday, Julu 27 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Whole Book

Amidst the firestorm of public outcry when a grand jury declines to press charges against Officer David Nelson (Deji LaRay, “Bosch”), Grace (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”) reaches out to Nelson while also working closely with Noah (Ben Patterson, “Grey’s Anatomy”) on a new plan to find evidence against Mac (Gregory Alan Williams, “Terminator Genisys”). Noah evades Lady Mae’s (Lynn Whitfield, “The Josephine Baker Story”) questions about what Grace is up to, making her suspicious of Grace and Noah’s re-budding intimacy. Jacob (Lamman Rucker, “Meet the Browns”) presents his broadcast plan to the Bishop (Keith David, “Community”), leading Lady Mae to encourage the Bishop to reveal a secret he’s been keeping from the family — and the congregation — while the Bishop is busy trying to handle Bassie Skanks (Jason Dirden, “House of Payne”) who he learns might have much deeper, much more personal reasons for wanting to destroy Calvary.

 

The_Haves__Have_Nots_Cast_Shot_2015.f03db43085f2

THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS

Tuesdays (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)

Starring John Schneider (Jim Cryer) and Tika Sumpter (Candace Young), OWN’s popular series from prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, portrays the ongoing drama between the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family.

 

(P) Tuesday, July 5 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Giving Candy to a Baby

Hanna (Crystal Fox) gets motivation to gain custody of Quincy Jr. (Jordan Preston Carter) after a conversation she has with Pearl (Maree Cheatham).

 

(P) Tuesday, July 12 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Apple Tree

Katheryn Cryer (Renee Lawless) copes with tragic news regarding one of her closest family members.

 

(P) Tuesday, July 19 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Heart of a Man

Jim (John Schneider) confides in David (Peter Parros) and seeks help in dealing with a personal tragedy.

 

(P) Tuesday, July 26 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: An Accident

Jeffrey (Gavin Houston) begins to implode.

 

SPECIALS

 

TOUCH THE WALL

Premieres Sunday, July 24 (8 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)

The world television premiere of the documentary “Touch the Wall” tells the story of two Olympic swimmers – gold medalist Missy Franklin and silver medalist Kara Lynn Joyce – and their journey to the 2012 London Olympics. When the veteran Joyce joins teenager Franklin and her age group swim club, everything changes. The veteran Kara finds a new start and a world-class training partner; Missy finds a veteran and older sister to learn from. Together they train, compete, and support each other until the pool becomes too big for the two of them. Thrown apart by coach and circumstance, they reunite at Olympic Trials to redefine what it means to win.

 

OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? – OLYMPIC LEGENDS SPECIAL

Premieres Sunday, July 24 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio approaches, this all-new special checks in with some of the past Olympians whose strength, determination and fortitude won the hearts of a nation and made them legends.  Updates include swimming champions Mark Spitz and Dara Torres; four-time Track and Field gold medalist Michael Duane Johnson; Romanian-born Nadia Comaneci, the first athlete to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympics gymnastics event; diving legend and  LGBT-rights activist Greg Louganis, plus beach volleyball phenoms Misty-May Treanor and Kerri Walsh, widely considered that sport’s greatest team of all time.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s