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What To Watch On Oprah’s New Network

Oprah Winfrey launches her new network, OWN, at 12 midnight, tonight, in 85 million homes!

If you’d like to know whether your cable TV carrier will carry the channel, CLICK HERE to find out. Mine (Cablevision) will, so I’ll be checking things out.

The folks at TVGuide.com have compiled a list of what they deem worth watching on the new network, and I posted them below for your perusal:

Countdown to OWN
12 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Countdown to the historic launch of OWN with messages from the networks’ stars and previews of what’s to come.

Oprah’s Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network
12 p.m.
In this 60-minute special, Winfrey gives viewers a sneak peek of her favorite shows slated to premiere on OWN and explains the network’s mission to “entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives.”

Sneak Peek: Kidnapped by the Kids
1 p.m.
This series asks the question: Can work-crazed parents learn a lesson in parenting from their children? Watch as kids stand up to their workaholic parents and try to make their voices heard.

Oprah Presents Master Class — Jay-Z
2 p.m.
Master Class takes an even deeper look at the celebs you thought you knew best. The first episode focuses on Jay-Z as he recounts his rise from the Brooklyn projects to superstardom and what he’s learned in the process about integrity, failure and knowing your truth.

Sneak Peek: Enough Already with Peter Walsh
3 p.m.
This series stars organization and clutter expert Peter Walsh as he helps families purge themselves of overwhelming clutter that is taking over their homes and lives.

Sneak Peek: Searching For…
4 p.m.
A new docu-series that follows the work and life of professional investigative genealogist Pam Slaton — who also happens to be a stay-at-home mom and New Jersey housewife!

Sneak Peek: Miracle Detectives
5 p.m.
Follow two investigators — one a believer in miracles and the other a skeptical scientist — as they travel the world to solve mysteries that transcend logic.

Oprah’s Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network
6 p.m. (repeat)

Oprah Presents Master Class — Jay-Z
7 p.m. (repeat)

Season 25: Behind the Scenes (Episode 1)
8 p.m.
For the first time ever, go behind the scenes of the final season of Winfrey’s daytime talk show. In the debut episode, Oprah and her staff plan the super-secret premiere, and the stakes are high.

Season 25: Behind the Scenes (Episode 2)
9 p.m.
Winfrey and her team travel to film on location, where technical difficulties and a rift between producers create problems for the show.

Oprah’s Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network
10 p.m. (repeat)

Sneak Peek: In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman
11 p.m.
Watch as relationship and sex expert Dr. Laura Berman makes house to find out what is really going on with troubled couples and how it affects their sex lives.

4 comments to What To Watch On Oprah’s New Network

  • First and foremost, Oprah and her people have definitely hit the ground running with this venture. I think even Oprah’s sternest critics will have to nod their heads and give up the Kudos.

    Master Class looks like it’s gonna win a flock of Emmy awards for OWN. I’m putting it on my short “Must See” TV viewing list. Gale King and Lisa Ling’s shows look like good TV experiences, too.

    Most of the other shows feel like the closest thing I can imagine to snorting estrogen. After watching the launch for an hour I realized if I get any more in touch with my feminine side I’ll start ovulating. Cutty can’t hang.

    I ain’t mad atcha Oprah… do your thing, sistah!

  • I’m torn. The network is on the premium end of the cable spectrum. It seems anti-oprah to spend more money on commercial TV.

  • ichoosethesun

    I will be watching Master Class, Our America with Lisa Ling and Breaking Down the Bars – the show about women in prison.

  • reg

    looks like a bunch of the usual oprahesque, middle-brow crap. not once, but TWICE a day! silver-lining: it’s all on one channel so it’s easier to avoid.