The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has revealed its premiere week lineup, as well as three new original series. OWN will begin airing January 1, 2011 with series featuring several Oprah-sanctioned names like Dr. Phil, Suze Orman and Gayle King. Additionally The Mighty O's new channel has announced a pair of docusoaps, one called The Judds, starring country music legends Naomi and Wynomna Judd and the other, The O'Neals, featuring troubled father/daughter duo Ryan and Tatum O'Neal. A third new reality series, Carson-Nation, will showcase Queer Eye for The Straight Guy alum Carson Kressley traveling the U.S. to change lives in small towns.
"During our launch weekend, the audience will see a little of everything OWN has to offer," said Christina Norman, chief executive officer, OWN. "Oprah as they've never seen her in Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes, expert advice from Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil and Suze Orman to get their year started right on Ask Oprah's All-Stars and sneak peeks at the kinds of shows we believe really fulfill our mission to be entertaining and inspiring."
While I am definitely a fan of all things O, I have to say I am much more excited about seeing Mama Judd and Daughter Judd fussing and singing than I am any more airtime being afforded that windgbag Dr. Phil. For a complete glimpse at OWN's premiere lineup keep reading.
OWN premiere weekend highlights (all times are EST/PST):
Saturday, January 1
12:00–1:00 p.m. Oprah Presents OWN
1:00–2:00 p.m. Sneak Peek Kidnapped By The Kids
2:00–3:00 p.m. The Road To Your OWN Show
3:00–4:00 p.m. Sneak Peek Enough Already with Peter Walsh
4:00–5:00 p.m. Sneak Peek Searching For...
5:00–6:00 p.m. Sneak Peek Miracle Detectives
6:00–7:00 p.m. Oprah Presents OWN (repeat)
7:00–8:00 p.m. Sneak Peek Oprah Presents Master Class (Jay-Z)
8:00–9:00 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes (Episode 1)
9:00–10:00 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes (Episode 2)
Sunday, January 2
8:00–10:00 p.m. Ask Oprah's All-Stars
10:00–11:00 p.m.Oprah Presents Master Class (Diane Sawyer)
Sneak peeks will air throughout the weekend of select OWN series including Enough Already with Peter Walsh, Kidnapped By The Kids, Miracle Detectives, Oprah Presents Master Class and Searching For...
OWN weekly daytime and primetime highlights:
Monday—Friday Daytime (beginning Monday, January 3)
10:00–11:00 a.m. The Gayle King Show
3:00–3:30 p.m. Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag (acquired premiere)
3:30–4:00 p.m. Cristina's Big Bowl of Love
4:00–5:00 p.m. Trading Spaces (acquired premiere)
7:00–8:00 p.m. Best Of Dr. Phil (acquired premiere)
8:00–9:00 p.m. Enough Already with Peter Walsh
10:00–11:00 p.m. In The Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman
8:00–9:00 p.m. Mystery Diagnosis
10:00–11:00 p.m. Miracle Detectives
8:00–9:00 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes (Episode 3)
9:00–10:00 p.m. Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star
8:00–10:00 p.m. Ask Oprah's All-Stars (First of four two-hour specials)
8:00–9:00 p.m. Our America with Lisa Ling (Begins January 30)
10:00–11:00 p.m. Oprah Presents Master Class (Episode 2)