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OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK APRIL 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

March 15, 2019

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OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

APRIL 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

 

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NEW SERIES & SEASONS

(P) Denotes: Premieres

 

THE BOOK OF JOHN GRAY

Season Premiere Saturday, April 6 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)

Pastors John and Aventer Gray are back, preaching and ministering to those in need of hope and grace, strength and healing. As they come to terms with their own struggles related to trust,marriage, and John’s health, we see that their trials may also be the source of their wisdom. As they continue to work for one of the largest churches in America, they are also wrapping up their life in Houston and preparing to follow John’s new calling to take over as the lead pastor at a church in Greenville, South Carolina.  As John tries to deal with the pressure to build a new team quickly, Aventer deals with the anxiety of having to move her family yet again, and even greater fears about whether or not she is ready to take on the role of first lady. Whether John and Aventer are dealing with problems in their own lives or assisting members of the Houston and Greenville communities, both John and Aventer share God's teachings and reveal the complexities of their personal journey like no one else -- with courage, commitment, and a much-needed sense of humor. Their road may be rocky, but no matter where they are, John and Aventer are always willing to fight the good fight, and their greatest priorities remain love for their church family, their children, and each other.

 

 (P) Saturday, April 6 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Chapter on Dealing With Hate 

John helps a fourteen-year-old girl experiencing racism for the first time at school and meets a woman who runs a popular style blog, but secretly deals with her own personal insecurities. John and Aventer seek advice on how to build their team for Greenville.

 

(P) Saturday, April 13 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Chapter On Lives Interrupted 

John helps former fashion stylist reclaim her life after losing her legs in a devastating car accident. Married couple DJ and Stacey reach out to John when their new business causes distrust and miscommunication in their marriage.

 

(P) Saturday, April 20 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Chapter On Finding Purpose 

John works with a young boy who is acting out after the death of his father figure, and helps an MMA fighter find new purpose after he loses his ability to fight. Aventer wonders if she has what it takes to be the first lady of their new church.

 

(P) Saturday, April 27 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Chapter On Rocking The Skin You're In 

John helps a woman afflicted with vitiligo to feel comfortable in her own skin, and a mother and her

adult daughter reach out to John after butting heads about their careers and parenting. Aventer

devises a plan to help John finish his long-delayed album.

 

CONTINUING SERIES

(P) Denotes: Premieres

(F) Denotes: Finales

 

FAMILY OR FIANCÉ

Saturdays (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)

Finding a fiancé is one of life’s most magical moments. But what happens when your family doesn't approve of your partner? In this breakthrough social experiment, engaged couples and their disapproving families will live under one roof for three days. The stakes have never been higher as they take on activities designed to strengthen their bond, unpack their differences, and show the couple in a whole new light. In the end, how much weight will the couples place on their families’ opinion when deciding whether to tie the knot with the person they love?

 

(P) Saturday, April 6 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Lazaundra and Julian: Too Fast & Too Furious

When a recently divorced woman and a reformed ladies' man move quickly into a new relationship, their adult children worry that their infatuation is more 'puppy love' than everlasting, and they are doomed to repeat their mistakes from the past.

 

(P) Saturday, April 13 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Tselane and Justin: Old Traumas, New Dramas 

A former military man wishes to marry a woman he met online and start a new life across the country. His family is completely in the dark about his decision, however, and his new fiancé finally realizes the heavy weight of his service-related PTSD.

 

(P) Saturday, April 20 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Briana and Nikkiya: Same Sex, Equal Mess 

It's a passionate plea for acceptance when two young women decide to surprise their families with news of their upcoming engagement. But after their initial shock wears off, it is evident that the concerns for this couple run much deeper than gender.

 

(F) Saturday, April 27 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Sumer and Keith: The Widower & The Wild Child 

When a spirited young business woman falls hopelessly in love with an older man who suffered a tragic loss, both of their families worry that their impending union may be more about filling a void then fulfilling a life together.

  

IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG

Wednesdays (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)

As season four of Tyler Perry’s drama opens, Lushion (Charles “Malik” Whitfield) comes to Kelly’s (Edwina Findley Dickerson) jail cell and discovers an alarming revelation. Across town Alex (Amanda Clayton) and Randal (Eltony Williams) cling to consciousness in a small shed that is burning to the ground around them. Brad (Aiden Turner) struggles as he tries to unravel Alex’s web of lies and the news of the DNA tests hits the city of Maxine very hard. Soon, suspicions cause Natalie (April Parker-Jones) to doubt the strong foundation she has built with Lushion while Eddie (Joel Rush) begins to concoct retaliatory schemes against Larry (Donovan Christie, Jr.), Randal, and Steven (Ryan Haake). Eddie’s anger sends him into a crazy rampage, and as Randal plots to get the upper hand on his competitors, his harassment expands to include one of the most vulnerable residents of Maxine. After years of abuse suffered at the hands of Edward, Esperanza (Zulay Henao) finally finds love in a very unlikely place.

 

(P) Wednesday, April 3 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Chest Pains

Lies always have a way of coming to the light. Now Alex (Amanda Clayton) has to stare into it openly.

 

 (P) Wednesday, April 10 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Psychosis

Edward (Joel Rush) pushes Esperanza (Zulay Henao) to a breaking point.

 

(P) Wednesday, April 17 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A First Date

All the lies done in the dark are coming to light as Alex (Amanda Clayton) tries to fix her life.

 

(P) Wednesday, April 24 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Digging Up Old Dirt 

Randal (Eltony Williams) is given a fair warning from Tanya (Gracie McGraw) and Larry (Donovan Christie, Jr.)

 

HOME MADE SIMPLE WITH LAILA ALI
Saturdays (9 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET/PT)

Creating homes that deserving families love to live in is at the core of “Home Made Simple.” The show pairs inspiring families, a team of professional designers, carpenters, and special guest artists, who work together with the families to create simple solutions to everyday home challenges and design dilemmas. Host Laila Ali will be working alongside families as they transform their living, work and play spaces, revealing the compelling and inspiring stories of the families behind the makeovers. Laila, who describes herself as a “home cook,” will also teach the families delicious, easy recipes from her cookbook “Food For Life.”

 

(P) Saturday, April 6 (9 a.m. ­- 10 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: Operation: Large Family Design Fix 

The Wells' living room is full of memories and love, but no longer accommodates their family of eleven. Laila and the “Home Made Simple” team lead all nine kids in a stylish DIY design makeover that makes everyone want to dance.

 

(P) Saturday, April 13 (9 a.m. ­- 10 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: Art Deco Kitchen Mission 

Grammy-winning singer Billy Vera has lived 25 years with a kitchen stuck in the 70s and wishes it matched his art deco home instead; the “Home Made Simple” team takes on this challenging kitchen and turns it into a huge hit.

 

(P) Saturday, April 20 (9 a.m. ­- 10 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: Whoa Baby, We Need a Nursery! 

Newlyweds Marjory and Chris put sweat equity into their new home, but when their baby arrived early, the nursery design was last on their minds. Laila leads the “Home Made Simple” team in turning a practically empty room in to a beautiful nature-themed oasis.

 

(P) Saturday, April 27 (9 a.m. ­- 10 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: Dean’s List Design for Assistant Principal 

A driven leader in her professional and personal life, Leyanna Richard doesn't have the same skills when it comes to design, so “Home Made Simple” helps this superb woman turn her drab dining and living rooms into those fit for showrooms.

 

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