OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. has renewed its original drama series, Greenleaf and has launched a new podcast version of its SuperSoul Sunday series.
Greenleaf, from Lionsgate and executive producers Winfrey and Clement Virgo will return for a third season, with the promotion of Rick Fox (journalist Darius Nash) to series regular.
The second half of season two will return with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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Meanwhile, OWN’s SuperSoul franchise is expanding to its first-ever podcast, Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations, debuting today (Aug 7) on Apple Podcasts, which can be found at ApplePodcasts.com/OprahSuperSoul.
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations is the podcast version of the three-time Emmy Award-winning television series SuperSoul Sunday, which delivers insight and inspiration from renowned thought leaders to awaken viewers to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Each week, the show features previously aired mind-nourishing conversations between Oprah and top thinkers, authors and spiritual luminaries.
“As OWN continues to expand distribution in order to reach our audience ‘wherever and whenever,’ this podcast is a natural extension of Oprah’s ‘SuperSoul’ brand, and a great way for viewers to take ‘SuperSoul’ with them wherever they go,” said Erik Logan, President, OWN.
For the week of August 7, Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations will roll out with 2 episodes each day on Apple Podcasts; beginning August 14 the podcast will present one episode per week.
Following is the schedule of Oprah’s featured guests through mid-September:
Monday, August 7: author Brené Brown; Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
Tuesday, August 8: author Glennon Doyle; spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant
Wednesday, August 9: actor Tracy Morgan; author Arianna Huffington
Thursday, August 10: author Deepak Chopra; author Paulo Coelho
Friday, August 11: Senior Pastor Joel Osteen; life strategist Tony Robbins
Monday, August 14: singer-songwriter India.Arie
Monday, August 21: author Shauna Niequist
Monday, August 28: author Mitch Albom
Monday, September 4: singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette