Welcome to Lovetown, USA

All you need is love – and in the town of Kingsland, GA, two relationship experts are taking on the meaning of love and friendship with a radical social experiment, premiering on OWN, Sunday at 10pm ET/PT. The relationship experts of Lovetown, USA, Paul Carrick Brunson and Kailen Rosenberg, are charged with the task of transforming the town’s relationships in 30 days, whether it be mending friendships, helping troubled marriages…

Discovery Makes a Splash at TCA with Programming, ‘Shark Week’ Festivities

On August 2, Discovery’s networks highlighted upcoming programming for TV critics during a series of afternoon TCA panels — from TLC‘s Breaking Amish and OWN‘s Married to the Army: Alaska to Military Channel‘s The Brokaw Files and Discovery Channel‘s Curiosity: Plane Crash (wt). Following the presentation, the critics and special guests were invited to the pool at the Beverly Hilton for a special 25th Anniversary Shark Week Party. As sharks…

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…

OWN Pays Tribute to an Icon with ‘Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview’

Whitney Houston was a staple of my youth. With her songs on many of my mix tapes or being paired with with tight-rolled jeans and home-spun dance moves, I — like many — am still in disbelief at her passing. Later tonight, OWN will remember the singer and actress by rebroadcasting Oprah Winfrey’s September 2009 interview with Houston paired with Oprah’s personal memories of the musical superstar who touched so…

‘Love, Etc.’ is in the Air on OWN Tonight

With the arrival of February, our thoughts turn to Valentine’s Day (even if the candy has been lining the aisles of stores since December) and love. Tonight at 8pm ET, OWN‘s Documentary Club brings viewers a new film that looks at the universal stages of love by introducing five real relationships — from a decades-long marriage to a frustrated bachelor. The idea for Love, Etc. came about when executive producer…

OWN Introduces Viewers to Stories ‘Beyond Belief’

We’ve all heard them. Spellbinding stories of the seemingly unexplained that have us asking, “How?” Beginning tonight at 10pm ET, OWN and host Wes Moore (himself a New York Times best-selling author and Army vet) introduce viewers to these stories in Beyond Belief. Each hour-long episode will explore stories of wonder, mysteries and miracles, such as that of a young woman born without arms who can now fly a plane…