Seeker’s Laura Ling, OWN Honored with Gracie Awards

Today the Alliance for Women in Media announced the 2016 honorees for their annual Gracie Awards, including our own Laura Ling — named this year’s winner in the Online Video Host/Correspondent category, as well as four top honors for our OWN family. Laura joined the Discovery family in November 2014 as Director of Development for Discovery Digital Networks and has been a force behind and in front of the camera for our…

Welcoming Oprah to Silver Spring

One of the perks of working at Discovery is getting to hear from and meet amazing guests — from Bear Grylls to the Duggars. However, in my 11+ years at the company, I’ve never witnessed the level of excitement One Discovery Place experienced today. The catalyst? OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey and network presidents Sheri Salata and Erik Logan. Joined by Discovery President & CEO David Zaslav, Winfrey spoke to a…

La Toya Jackson Opens Up on ‘Life with La Toya’ on OWN

La Toya Jackson, the wild card of one of showbiz’s most famous families, is ready to open up her life to viewers with Life with LaToya on OWN, premiering Saturday, April 13, at 10:30pm ET/9:30pm CT. In the new series, La Toya invites the cameras along as she searches for a new house, builds new business ventures, contemplates parenthood – and jumps into the dating pool for the first time, ever. La…

OWN Gets Six Times as Cute This Saturday with the McGhees

What happens when two high school sweethearts go from a quiet life as a couple to the heads of a family with six? America’s about to find out as OWN premieres Six Little McGhees this Saturday at 10pm ET/PT. The new series follows the inspirational lives of Mia and Ro McGhee, balancing sextuplet toddlers and a family business in Ohio. (Luckily they have a network of volunteers to help them…

Saturday Nights on OWN Are Good for the Soul

On Saturday, Miss Robbie Montgomery is back with an all-new season of Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s on OWN! The ex-background singer for Ike and Tina Turner is working with her son to open up their third soul food restaurant and Murphy’s Law is in full effect, with everything from construction setbacks to family drama trying to get in their way. But on Saturday’s season premiere, Upper Crust is finally ready…

Discovery Networks Take to TCA, Share Upcoming Programming

As I post, television critics and journalists from across the country are continuing the bi-annual ritual that is the TCA Press Tour and getting ready for Discovery Communications‘ panels. Held each summer at the Beverly Hilton, the Television Critics Association‘s event allows broadcast and cable networks to unveil new and returning series and specials that will premiere in the coming months. You can read all the news by clicking on…

OWN Asks Americans, ‘Are You Normal?’

I’ve always thought “normal” to be a relative term when it comes to people. We all have our quirks and what’s common to someone seems outlandish to another. But OWN is tackling just that topic with Are You Normal, America?, a new series hosted by Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? producer Barry Poznick and actress Kim Coles that premieres tonight at 9pm ET/PT on OWN. The game show…

Oprah’s New Facebook Game Aims to Spread Gratitude

Have you told someone ‘thank you’ today? Oprah and OWN want to help you show your gratitude with her new Thank You Game, encouraging her fans to use Facebook to thank someone in their life. Oprah is hoping to spread gratitude to half a billion people worldwide through the Thank You Game and it seems like its already caught on, with over 7.4M people reached so far. There’s even a…

Whitney Houston’s Family Opens up to Oprah This Sunday on OWN

This Sunday, March 11, OWN will have a special installment of Oprah’s Next Chapter, as Oprah sits down with Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, her sister-in-law, Patricia, and her brother, Gary. We know how much Bobbi Kristina meant to her mother and the teenager will open up about her memories of Whitney and how she would like her mom to be remembered. In a preview below, Patricia Houston (also her…