OWN highlights October schedule; Greenleaf, Ready to Love, Love & Marriage: Huntsville, and more

READY TO LOVE

OWN Ready to Love Season 2

(P) Denotes: Premieres

Season Premiere Saturday, October 5 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)

Record-breaking Hollywood producer Will Packer’s popular dating series “Ready to Love,” hosted by Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles, explores the real-life dating interactions of sexy, successful and grown Black men and women in their mid-30s to early 50s who are each looking for lasting love and an authentic relationship. A unique twist on a typical dating show, “Ready to Love,” provides opportunities for both the men and women to decide who stays and who goes as the tables turn weekly in the search for true love in Atlanta.

 

(P) Saturday, October 5 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Casting Special

Host Tommy Miles and executive producer Will Packer introduce a new set of singles looking for love in Atlanta.  But in a twist, there are now 10 men and 10 women, and the power to eliminate goes both ways. Meet them all and find out who’s ready to love.

 

(P) Saturday, October 12 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Ready, Set, Mingle

Host Tommy Miles kicks off a mixer gathering 20 singles in another quest to help them find love. But this time, it’s even numbers with 10 men and 10 women.  Some connect while others struggle.  First impressions are key since two people will be sent home.

 

(P) Saturday, October 19 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Let the Sparks Fly

The journey kicks into gear for the singles as group dates and special one-on-ones begin. Secret hearts are revealed, Mario develops new interest in Tondy, and Nina and Chika both lose their cool.  Two more will be sent home.

 

(P) Saturday, October 26 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Ladies First

Alexis and London’s connection deepens as Alexis and Jimmy’s fades, so he turns to Kimber. Kerry is in hot water with Reva, while Chika faces the aftermath from the club. And the breakup dates begin – two women will have to break the news to two men. 

 

CONTINUING SERIES

(P) Denotes: Premieres

(F) Denotes: Finales

 

GREENLEAF

Greenleaf

Tuesdays (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)

The Greenleafs attempt to maintain a united front in the face of losing their church to Bob Whitmore (Beau Bridges) and Harmony & Hope Ministries, but secrets past and present create what could be fatal fractures in the family’s fragile foundation. Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) and Grace (Merle Dandridge) form an uneasy alliance as they endeavor to reclaim the church from H&H, Grace from within the church, where she’s operating as Interim Head Pastor, Lady Mae from without. But Grace’s mission becomes complicated when a mysterious phone call sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to reveal her biggest secret yet. The Bishop (Keith David) continues working to mend his rift with Lady Mae while, day by day, Harmony & Hope’s grip on Calvary tightens.

 

(P) Tuesday, October 1 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Unwanted

The fractures between Bishop (Keith David) and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) deepen and old wounds are reopened as he considers an invitation to preach elsewhere. Grace (Merle Dandridge) struggles to keep her secret and the church under compartmentalized control, the pressure mounting with every moment. Faced with the consequences of snooping on Grace, Charity (Deborah Joy Winans) battles her conscience and her heart, until she learns the true nature of Phil’s employment with Bob Whitmore (Beau Bridges).

 

(P) Tuesday, October 8 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Stranger

Unable to keep her secret any longer, and in desperate need of allies, Grace (Merle Dandridge) finally confesses to her family. However, not all of the Greenleafs are on her side, and the situation is further complicated by the police, lies, affairs, and the interests of Harmony & Hope.

 

(P) Tuesday, October 15 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Reunited

The Bishop (Keith David) plans a romantic surprise for Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield), but it goes sideways when Grace (Merle Dandridge), Jacob (Lamman Rucker), and Charity’s (Deborah Joy Winans) separate pursuits collide and combust. Meanwhile, Lady Mae learns that her name is being erased from the scholarship fund at Calvary. She sets out to protect her legacy but is instead confronted by her past, intimately and profoundly.

 

(P) Tuesday, October 22 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Surprise!

When Harmony & Hope’s ultimate plans for Calvary are revealed, Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) and Bishop (Keith David) throw an impromptu party to subvert them. Charity’s (Deborah Joy Winans) loyalties are questioned, and Grace (Merle Dandridge) must navigate the delicate balance between playing the obedient pastor for Judee Whitmore (Valerie Jane Parker) and participating in her parents’ schemes.

 

(P) Tuesday, October 29 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: God’s Justice

As Judee Whitmore (Valerie Jane Parker) courts the deacon board for votes on a new governance structure, Bishop (Keith David) makes a bold opposing move. Jacob (Lamman Rucker) and Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne) pursue opportunities to mend the wounds between them, while Phil and Charity’s (Deborah Joy Winans) relationship is threatened by a revelation from his past. Ultimately, Grace (Merle Dandridge) must face the impossible choice she’s always feared; what is “right” has never been less clear.

 

LOVE & MARRIAGE: HUNTSVILLE

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Saturdays (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)

“Love & Marriage: Huntsville” follows powerful African American couples working in real estate in the thriving city of Huntsville, Alabama: Melody and Martell Holt, Marsau and LaTisha Scott, Maurice and Kimberlee Scott, and new couple Cedarric and Adaira Collins, both good friends of the Holts and Scotts. This season, being a power couple doesn’t mean the perfect couple as Martell works to try and win back his estranged wife Melody. LaTisha doesn’t allow her husband Marsau to get in her way as she puts her homemaker days behind to put her real estate license to good use. Kimberlee is forced to reconcile with the challenges of a blended family as she deals with Maurice’s son and ex-wife’s potential move to Huntsville. While there’s still a lot of love to go around, neither business nor pleasure seem to be getting any less hectic for these couples.

 

(P) Saturday, October 5 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Cabin Fever

During their annual cabin trip, tension escalates with a game gone wrong. Marsau and Martell lay their issues on the table. Maurice shocks Kimmi when he tells her he invited his ex-wife to move to Huntsville. Melody blames the men for Martell’s cheating.

 

(P) Saturday, October 12 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Rage Cation

Melody reveals she is pregnant to Martell. Latisha fights with Melody over perpetuating the rumor Marsau cheats. Maurice tries to appease Kimmi but is determined to get his son to Huntsville.

 

(P) Saturday, October 19 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Babies, Birthdays and Unfinished Business

Maurice continues his plans to move Kiuwha and Monster to Huntsville despite Kimmi’s concerns. Melody contemplates divorce amidst her pregnancy. Latisha struggles to juggle her family dynamics with her mother and husband.

 

(P) Saturday, October 26 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Thera-pissed

With a new baby on the way, Melody and Martell attend couples’ therapy. Kimmi, frustrated with the lack of activity in the Comeback Group, decides to set up her own charity event. As the Holts host a game night, Tisha finds her friendship with Kimmi tested.

 

DAVID MAKES MAN

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Wednesdays (10 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

“David Makes Man” is a one-hour lyrical drama from Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”), his first TV project and executive produced by Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey. The series centers on David (Akili McDowell) a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother (Alana Arenas) to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. Set in South Florida, the series is inspired by events in McCraney’s own life and explores childhood trauma and the power of imagination to survive. Phylicia Rashad also stars as David’s teacher Dr. Woods-Trap.

 

(P) Wednesday, October 2 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Bubble House

Seren (Nathaniel Logan McIntyre) goes missing. Raynan (Ade Chike Torbert) and Desmond (Nick Creegan) get arrested. The Ville prepares for an oncoming hurricane. We learn more about Sky’s (Isaiah Johnson) death and a young life ends in tragedy.Phylicia Rashad also stars as David’s (Akili McDowell) teacher Dr. Woods-Trap.

 

(P) Wednesday, October 9 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Some I Love Who Are Dead

More about Raynan’s (Ade Chike Torbert) home life is revealed, Gloria (Alana Arenas) exposes a disturbing secret about her childhood, and Seren (Nathaniel Logan McIntyre) takes off. Phylicia Rashad also stars as David’s (Akili McDowell) teacher Dr. Woods-Trap.

 

(F) Wednesday, October 16 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: 3 Sons’ Sky

It’s revealed that after a visit from Shinobi (Jordan Bolger), a fight with Raynan (Ade Chike Torbert), and a tender moment with David (Akili McDowelll), how Sky (Isaiah Johnson) died. David appeals to Mx. Elijah (Travis Coles) for help in exiting the drug operation. Later, Tio Teo (Elvis Nolasco) demands the truth about Desmond (Nick Creegan) and David from Raynan. And Dr. Woods-Traps (Phylicia Rashad) makes a recommendation to Hurston.

 

SUPERSOUL SUNDAY

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Sundays (11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET/PT)

“SuperSoul Sunday” is the three-time Emmy award-winning series that delivers timely, thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. The series features all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality, conscious living and what it means to be alive in today’s world.

 

(P) Sunday, October 6 (11 a.m. ­- 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: SuperSoul Sunday: Joy Harjo

Oprah Winfrey has a conversation with Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named United States Poet Laureate. They discuss Harjo’s tumultuous life, her career as an award-winning poet and her newest book of poetry, “An American Sunrise.”

 

(P) Sunday, October 13 (11 a.m. ­- 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: SuperSoul Sunday: Suzy Amis Cameron  

Oprah Winfrey sits down with environmental activist, actress and author, Suzy Amis Cameron. They discuss Cameron’s new book, “The OMD Plan,” where she asks readers to commit to one plant-based meal a day to help save the planet and improve health.

 

(P) Sunday, October 20 (11 a.m. ­- 12 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: SuperSoul Sunday: Pema Chödrön 

In her flower garden in Maui, Oprah Winfrey talks with Buddhist nun, author and pioneer of the mindfulness movement, Pema Chödrön. They examine Chödrön’s new book, “Welcoming the Unwelcome,” where she reminds us how to connect to our basic goodness.

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