OWN announces season premiere of “Queen Sugar” and series premiere of “Ambition” starting June 12

AMBITIONS

Series Premiere Tuesday, June 18 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)

“Ambitions” explores the sexy, deceitful machinations of love, power, and politics in America’s hottest urban mecca, Atlanta, Georgia. The action revolves around the intense rivalry between formidable legal eagles Stephanie Carlisle Lancaster (Robin Givens) and Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins), former best friends from college who find themselves adversaries in both their personal and professional lives. Stephanie is married to driven Atlanta Mayor Evan Lancaster (Brian White). At the story’s inception, Amara and her husband, Titus Hughes (Kendrick Cross), move to Atlanta for a fresh start. Huge themes of gentrification and the American opioid crisis ground the series in the reality of today. Unforgettable strivers like round-the-way diner owner Rondell Lancaster (Brely Evans) and Mexican-American fashion designer Bella Tru (Erica Page) round out the ensemble cast of regulars.

 

(Premiere) Tuesday, June 18 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Friends & Lovers

Atlanta newcomers Titus (Kendrick Cross) and Amara (Essence Atkins) contend with issues from their past as they are thrust into a new world of deception, betrayal, and intrigue. New friends and old enemies descend at a high society gala.

(P) Tuesday, June 25 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Woman To Woman

Stephanie (Robin Givens) learns a juicy secret and Evan (Brian White) reveals an even juicier one; Bella (Erica Page) plays both sides of the fence.

 

QUEEN SUGAR

Season Premiere Wednesday, June 12 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)

In “Queen Sugar” Season 4, the contemporary drama returns as the Bordelons find themselves continuing their fight to save their family farm and preserve their father’s legacy as they navigate their own personal journeys. Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) remains in the thick of the trials and tribulations in both her personal and professional life as she continues to battle the Landry family while also trying to ensure Micah’s (Nicholas Ashe) safety and future. Nova (Rutina Wesley) publishes her memoir and while she goes on a book tour around the country sharing her family secrets and shaking things up at home, she unexpectedly encounters significant relationships from her past along the way. Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) is managing fatherhood and his complicated relationship with ex-girlfriend Darla (Bianca Lawson) after learning he is not the biological father of his son, Blue (Ethan Hutchison), and is encouraged by an old friend to create opportunities for formerly incarcerated men.

 

(P) Wednesday, June 12 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode 401

Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) learns that his parole has concluded, Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Romero (Walter Perez) enjoy each other’s company, and the Bordelon family celebrate the opening of Vi’s Prized Pies and Diner. Later, Nova (Rutina Wesley) finally delivers her manuscript to Violet (Tina Lifford), Charley, and Ralph Angel, and she attempts to find peace by visiting her father’s grave.

(P) Wednesday, June 19 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode 402

Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) confronts Nova (Rutina Wesley), and Micah (Nicholas L. Ashe) has a physical altercation with another student, which leads to a charged conversation with Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner). Elsewhere, Ralph Angel has a date with another mother, and Darla (Bianca Lawson) enjoys a coffee date of her own. Finally, a mystery man’s identity is revealed.

(P) Wednesday, June 26 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode 403

Violet’s (Tina Lifford) is surprised by someone from her past who arrives at her diner. Elsewhere, Prosper (Henry G. Sanders) offers comfort to Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe), and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) when they discover something unsettling about Landry Enterprises. Finally, Violet demands that Nova (Rutina Wesley) leave for home … for good.

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