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OWN network's January 2014 Highlights

By April Neale Dec 31, 2013, 22:52 GMT

OWN network's January 2014 Highlights

Kym Whitley (center)- Getty House - Los Angeles, CA, USA Gisele Rebeiro / PR Photos

OWN network has sent their JANUARY 2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

NEW SERIES & SEASONS

 (P) Denotes: Premieres

RAISING WHITLEY (60 Minutes)

Season Premiere – Saturday, January 4 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)

“Raising Whitley” is a humorous and poignant docu-series following actress and comedienne Kym Whitley and her riotous collective of friends – whom she calls "The Village” – as they attempt to do something none of them has ever done before: raise a child…together.  As the new season unfolds, Kym must adjust to life with a new tenant taking up all the “Manspace” in her house, Rodney.  Joshua, now two and a half, is no longer a baby, and Kym faces new challenges and milestones like potty training and Joshua’s first swimming lessons as she balances her busy acting career.  The Village members are still around to help, as Kym’s “Hollywood Husband,” Wendell, contemplates leaving Palm Springs to be closer to Kym and Joshua.  Meanwhile, Joshua’s surrogate dad, Rodney, must decide if and when he’s going to move out, receiving a little extra motivation when Kym’s love life heats up.

(P) Saturday, January 4 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Momma Sexy Is Back

Actress, comedienne and mom, Kym Whitley, is back with her son Joshua and her riotous group of friends she calls “The Village.” AsKym plans her star-studded 40th birthday party, she and Rodney struggle to adjust to their awkward living situation.

(P) Saturday, January 11 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Move Out of My Man-Space

Kym starts making plans for Joshua’s christening, but things get rocky at home when Kym’s old flame comes for a visit with Rodney still under her roof.

(P) Saturday, January 18 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  A Stuffer’s Kerfuffle

Rodney is finally ready to move out, so Harold uses the opportunity to further “de-clutter” Kym’s house by throwing a yard sale. Also, Joshua makes waves at his first swimming lesson.

(P) Saturday, January 25 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Blind Leading the Blind

In Rodney’s absence, Harold and the other men in The Village step up to take Joshua on his first camping trip. Kym nearly derails their male bonding time when she crashes the campsite.

THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS (60 Minutes)

Season Premiere – Tuesday, January 7 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)

From prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, “The Haves and the Have Nots” follows Savannah’s wealthy Cryer family, headed by judge Jim Cryer (John Schneider) and his scorned wife Katheryn (Renee Lawless), whose lives have become intimately and inextricably linked with the families of their hired help.  As the new season unfolds, Jim Cryer mounts a campaign for governor despite escalating family problems and the vengeful actions of his former mistress Candace Young (Tika Sumpter).  Jim’s wife despises him; his son Wyatt’s (Aaron O'Connell) heroin addiction leads to a terrible crime; and his daughter Amanda (Jaclyn Betham) sinks into a world of mental delusion.  Meanwhile, Cryer housekeeper Hanna Young (Crystal Fox) searches for justice regarding a terrible accident involving her son Benny (Tyler Lepley); and rehab counselor Jeffrey Harrington (Gavin Houston) stands up for himself after coming out as gay to his parents David (Peter Parros) and Veronica Harrington (Angela Robinson). All of the scandals and lies come to a head in an explosive season when the worlds of “The Haves” and “The Have Nots” collide.

(P) Tuesday, January 7 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  The Black Sedan

While Candace (Tika Sumpter) influences Amanda (Jaclyn Betham) to stand up for herself, Hanna (Crystal Fox) is waiting anxiously at the hospital on news of Benny’s (Tyler Lepley) condition.

(P) Tuesday, January 14 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Wyatt’s Nightmare

Jim’s (John Schneider) campaign may be crushed when Wyatt (Aaron O’Connell) kills a little girl and leaves Benny (Tyler Lepley) on life support after a hit-and-run accident. Amanda (Jaclyn Betham) teeters on the brink of a mental break. Hanna (Crystal Fox) receives a grim prognosis after Benny’s surgery.

(P) Tuesday, January 21 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Family Issues

While Celine (Eva Tamargo) attempts to destroy Hanna’s (Crystal Fox) accountability, Hanna begins a battle to keep Benny (Tyler Lepley) on life support.

(P) Tuesday, January 28 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Unanswered Calls

Jeffery (Gavin Houston) begins to realize that Wyatt (Aaron O’Connell) may be the hit-and-run driver who killed a young girl and critically injured Benny (Tyler Lepley).

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR (30 Minutes)

Season Premiere – Two back-to-back episodes Wednesday, January 8 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT and 9:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)

From prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, “Love Thy Neighbor" is a half-hour comedy set at The Love Train Diner, a family run restaurant where every day the menu serves up good food, great laughs, valuable life lessons and a whole lot of love.  Diner owner and feisty family matriarch Hattie Mae Love (Patrice Lovely) has her hands full not only managing her customers but her family drama, too.  Her daughter Linda (Kendra C. Johnson), recently moved into her mama Hattie's home after finally giving her philandering husband the boot.  Linda’s son Danny (Andre Hall), a recent college grad, moves into a bachelor pad with his best friend Sam (Jonathan Chase) and lands a job at a hot internet design firm.  He quickly establishes himself as a rising star…that’s when he’s not distracted by Sam’s hard-partying ways and their beautiful co-workers Marianna (Zulay Henao) and Drew (Darmirra Brunson).  Meanwhile, Uncle Floyd (Palmer Williams) is an ever-present thorn in the Love family’s side.  Like old luggage, they can never seem to get rid of him.  As the new season unfolds Linda finally jumps back into the dating scene. Her decision will scare her son Danny almost to death, but will yield great results as she meets two handsome suitors. It is feast or famine when it comes to dating for Linda, but when she meets Will (Thai Douglas) and Phillip (Tony Grant), the famine is officially over. It turns out that Hattie’s tough love pays off as Linda comes roaring back to her vibrant self.

(P) Wednesday, January 8 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Take your Pick

Hattie (Patrice Lovely) and Drew (Darmirra Brunson) create an online profile on a dating website for Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) and invite several men to meet her.  After Linda reluctantly sits and talks with guy after guy, she meets a gentleman that peaks her interest.

(P) Wednesday, January 8 (9:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  The Internet Suitor

Linda (Kendra C. Johnson) goes out with a man she meets on the Internet.  Believing his mother to make poor choices in men, Danny (Andre Hall) encourages Linda to slow down.

(P) Wednesday, January 15 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  The Predator

Danny (Andre Hall) makes a bleak discovery about Linda’s (Kendra C. Johnson) new beau which leaves her devastated.

(P) Wednesday, January 22 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  An Unfortunate Circumstance

Newfound information reveals that Linda’s (Kendra C. Johnson) boyfriend, is not the bad guy that everyone thought he was.

(P) Wednesday, January 29 (9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Duped Part 1

Linda’s (Kendra C. Johnson) beau helps her find a new apartment, but everything is not as it seems.

THE DIAMOND COLLAR (30 Minutes)

Series Premiere – Two back-to-back episodes Friday, January 17 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and 10:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)

“The Diamond Collar” follows the day-to-day life of James “Head” Guiliani, a former street enforcer for the mafia, who spent years running with John Gotti's crew. But after a life-changing encounter with a stray dog, James found a new purpose, and now runs a top dog grooming parlor in Brooklyn - The Diamond Collar – pampering pooches with the love of his life, Lena Perrelli, and rescuing abused and abandoned animals throughout the borough. But life as Brooklyn’s top dog groomer and rescuer is more complicated than it ever was in the mob. With a constant battle to pay the bills, stick to the right side of the law and a revolving door of colorful and demanding customers, James and Lena have their hands full.  From old “associates” to unpredictable rescue missions and unruly employees, James and Lena try to maintain some semblance of normalcy in their bizarre, heartfelt and hilarious life.

(P) Friday, January 17 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Welcome to the Family

Meet James Giuliani, a former mob enforcer who, with help from his girlfriend, Lena, turned his life around and found a new calling.  He now runs a top dog grooming parlor, The Diamond Collar, and is one of Brooklyn’s most well-known animal rescuers.

(P) Friday, January 17 (10:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Dog Grooming 101

James gets a call from an old mafia buddy, “Fat George,” about a late night rescue at a junkyard. Tanell shows up for her first day as The Diamond Collar’s newest groomer, and quickly finds herself in way over her head.

(P) Friday, January 24 (10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Sanctuary Wanted

James and Lena head upstate to find a home for their future animal sanctuary, but the trip is put on hold when officers call James to rescue a pup in need. Also, Tanell’s grooming abilities are put to the test.

(P) Friday, January 24 (10:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Duck-a-demic

James gets an unusual call to find a new home for a Peking Duck. Lena prepares for her mother’s surprise party and needs James to help, but James has his hands full when an old rescue of his returns.

MOM’S GOT GAME (60 Minutes)

Series Premiere – Saturday, January 18 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)

“Mom’s Got Game” explores the dynamic relationship between former WNBA basketball star Pamela McGee and her 25-year-old son, Denver Nuggets center, JaVale McGee.  Famous for being domineering on and off the court, Pam is not only JaVale’s mom, she’s also his business manager, working to build an empire while trying to keep a tight rein on the glitz and girls that come with the life of an NBA star.  Meanwhile, Pam is managing her own life, which consists of her equally fabulous single girlfriends who also have sons coming up in the league.   Like Pam, they are single mothers raising their sons while dating and chasing their own ambitions, and when she needs someone to laugh with or a shoulder to cry on, she turns to her girls.  With her hectic schedule, Pam relies on her “many,” Jay, to get things done.  She trusts him to oversee her home and her life, but while her friends think there could be a love connection, Pam and Jay deny it – even if they fight like a married couple.  Like any good mother, Pam is a force to be reckoned with.  After all, she is basketball royalty herself.  They may be crazy, loud and a little wild, but family’s what it’s all about for the McGees and their friends. They make each other laugh and they make each other cry, but they have mad love for each other.

(P) Saturday, January 18 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Fifty, Fabulous & Fierce

For the McGee’s, basketball is a family business. Pam McGee is the first WNBA player to have a son, JaVale, in the NBA.  Now, Pam must juggle JaVale’s career, while jumpstarting her dating life with the help of her girlfriends and trusty “many,” Jay.

(P) Saturday, January 25 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Successful, Sexy Singles

Encouraged by the girls to jumpstart her stagnant love life, Pam dreams up an exclusive new dating club. JaVale asks Pam to help launch a clothing line, but they don’t exactly see eye-to-eye.

CONTINUING SERIES (New Episodes)

 (P) Denotes: Premieres

OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? (60 Minutes)

Fridays (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT)

“Oprah: Where Are They Now?” tracks down “Oprah” show guests who made you laugh...and made you cry.  Coming in January are updates featuring William Shatner, “Karate Kid” Ralph Macchio, singer Kenny Loggins, Marie Osmond, “The Facts of Life” stars Lisa Welchel and Mindy Cohn, Kristin Chenoweth, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Susan Lucci, Lou Ferrigno and The Village People, plus many more.  Find out where they are now, plus see what happened to the biggest newsmakers of all time and how their lives changed after sudden fame and notoriety turned their worlds upside down.

(P) Friday, January 3 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Kristin Chenoweth, Queer Eye Cast Reunion and Gary Busey

Kristin Chenoweth opens up about her misfit childhood and two marriage near-misses; “Queer Eye’s” Fab Five reunite ten years after a groundbreaking debut, and Gary Busey reveals the truth about cocaine, sobriety and motorcycle helmets.

(P) Friday, January 10 (*NEW TIME* 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Ralph Macchio, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Kenny Loggins & Peter Scolari

“The Karate Kid” Ralph Macchio, “Sister, Sister’s” Tia & Tamera Mowry, hitmaker Kenny Loggins and “Newhart’s” Peter Scolari share fascinating updates.

(P) Friday, January 17 (9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Debbie Allen, Lisa Welchel and Mindy Cohn from “Facts of Life,” and William Shatner

Dancer/director/producer/actress Debbie Allen, “The Facts of Life’s” Lisa Welchel and Mindy Cohn, and William Shatner share personal updates.

OPRAH’S LIFECLASS (60 Minutes)

Fridays (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)

The Emmy Award-winning “Oprah’s Lifeclass” is a richly interactive worldwide social experience for millions of students who participate in inspiring conversations with Oprah Winfrey on-air, online and via social media. For each episode, Oprah is joined by a hand-picked expert, and together they interact with viewers to share principles and tools that can help people live more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

(P) Friday, January 3 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Stop Settling & Start Dating Smarter with Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola

Oprah is joined by author Greg Behrendt (“He’s Just Not That Into You”) and his wife Amiira Ruotola to discuss why they think so many women lower their standards when it comes to dating from his new book "It's Just A F***ing Date."

(P) Friday, January 10 (*NEW TIME* 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Oprah and Iyanla Vanzant / Colorism: The Secret Shame

Oprah is joined by Iyanla Vanzant to discuss colorism, the prejudice people face based on skin color, and the impact it has on self-esteem.

HOME MADE SIMPLE (30 Minutes)

Saturdays (9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET/PT)

Whether giving a room a much-needed revamp, planning and pulling off a major family event, or throwing a party to remember, "Home Made Simple" pairs a deserving family with a team of professionals who help identify and facilitate practical and affordable solutions to transform household projects into completed successes.  In addition to time, money and space-saving tips, participants and viewers alike are exposed to current decorating trends, creative party planning, recipe ideas for entertaining and easy to complete craft projects. Hosted by Soleil Moon Frye ("Punky Brewster").

(P) Saturday, January 11 (9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: Daddy School of Design

The team converts a "catch-all" garage into a sporty fun room for a dad -- with a 3-in-1 gaming table, a word puzzle wall, a mural your kids can get messy with and more.

(P) Saturday, January 18 (9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET/PT) Episode:  All in the Family Room

A loving couple with a large family gets the new space that they need. The team creates a custom mosaic fireplace, decorative molding design and a mason jar photo gallery.  Plus, dad goes to cooking school for a tasty sugar-free BBQ sauce recipe.

(P) Saturday, January 25 (9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Beach Party Bedroom

A mother with a special needs son wants to redesign his room to help him sleep through the night. The team brings in the beach with cozy reading cabanas, a boardwalk replica bed and soothing cloud lights.  Also, they share some healthy recipes perfect for kids.

SPECIALS / ACQUISITIONS

WANDA SYKES PRESENTS HERLARIOUS (60 Minutes)

Saturday, January 4 and 11 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)

Superstar comedian Wanda Sykes presents two hours of non-stop laughs in two brand new specials that will feature a mix of stand-up and sketch comedy.

"Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious" - Adele Givens, Jessica Kirson, and more

Airing Saturday, January 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The star-studded lineup includes appearances by Wanda Sykes, comedian Adele Givens, and special guests Wayne Brady, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Probst, Lance Reddick, Finola Hughes, Camryn Manheim, and Tichina Arnold.  Sketches include "I Love Reality," Wanda's homage to reality television, featuring Wanda as a wannabe reality star and Jeff Probst as the host of a reality adventure show.

 

"Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious" - Sheryl Underwood, Judy Gold, and more

Airing Saturday, January 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The star-studded lineup includes appearances by Wanda Sykes, comedians Sheryl Underwood, Judy Gold, and special guests Cheryl Hines, Robert Guillaume, Bill Kurtis, Paula Poundstone and Jackée Harry.  Sketches include “Super Soul Train Sunday,” Wanda’s parody mash-up of the iconic 70’s dance show and Oprah’s award-winning Sunday morning series on OWN.

 

THE DR. OZ SHOW (60 Minutes)

Weekdays starting January 1 (three back-to-back episodes 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET/PT)

OWN will air some of the most unforgettable episodes from seasons three and four of the popular Daytime Emmy Award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show," hosted by the two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, which is now in its fifth season.  "The Dr. Oz Show", which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in nine years in daytime television.  Dr. Oz, the world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out.  Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual", "YOU: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in TIME Magazine and O The Oprah Magazine.

(P) Wednesday, January 1 (6 a.m. - 7 a.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Epic Diet Mistakes Smart Women Are Making!

Throw away everything you think you know about dieting.  Stop your hunger in its tracks and fight your fat for good.

(P) Wednesday, January 1 (7 a.m. - 8 a.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Five Diet Myths Busted! Health Myths Even Your Doctor Believes!

The biggest myths making you fat and the most explosive experiments on Dr. Oz’s stage to separate fact from fiction.

(P) Wednesday, January 1 (8 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET/PT) Episode:  Eat Twice As Much And Lose 5 Pounds This Month!



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