Best OWN Network Shows to Watch Now

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The Best OWN Network Shows to Watch Now  

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is an American channel dedicated to entertainment, particularly reality television shows, talk shows, and lifestyle programing. Founded in 2011, OWN is a part of the larger Discovery, Inc., and has become increasingly popular with viewers. Here, we’ll look at some of the network’s best shows currently airing, as well as some classic series that have already concluded.

Classic OWN Network Shows  

Oprah’s Book Club

Oprah’s Book Club, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, ran from 1996 to 2002, and again from 2003 to 2011. During the show, Oprah would discuss several books in each episode, typically involving inspirational stories and authors that have written works that have inspired readers around the world. The series has been credited as having a large influence on literature sales and the selection process for book clubs.

Super Soul Sunday

Super Soul Sunday featured a series of interviews conducted by Oprah Winfrey with some of the world’s greatest spiritual thinkers. During each episode, Oprah would ask questions to help the audience gain inspiration and understandings of self and the world around them. The series ran from 2011 to 2018 and featured interviews from authors, spiritual teachers, doctors, rabbis, and more.

Our America With Lisa Ling

Our America with Lisa Ling was a documentary series which ran on OWN from 2011 to 2014. During this series, journalist Lisa Ling explored issues of the day, such as religion and politics, and went to many different cities around the United States searching for conversations and stories with which to connect.

Best Current OWN Shows  

Ready to Love

Ready to Love is a dating show hosted by Tommy Miles which brings together 32 single men and women in order to get to know one another and hopefully find a long-lasting relationship. During the show, the relationship seekers go on dates and become increasingly more familiar with each other as they look to find their happily ever after.

Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s

Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s is an American reality show that debuted on OWN Network in 2011. The show follows the day-to-day operations of the soul food restaurant “Sweetie Pie’s” owned by celebrity chef and restaurateur Miss Robbie Montgomery. The show follows Miss Robbie and her family members, including her two sons Tim and Andre as they manage the restaurant.

American Idol

American Idol is an American singing competition and reality show that has been airing for over 20 seasons and is now airing on OWN. The show has helped to give rise to some of the biggest names in pop music such as Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Carrie Underwood. During the show, aspiring singers audition to make it to the final round of performers with the help of celebrity judges and mentors.

Queen Sugar

Queen Sugar is a drama series created by filmmaker Ava DuVernay. The show was adapted from the 2014 novel of the same name by author Natalie Baszile and follows the story of the estranged Bordelon siblings as they come together to manage the family’s Louisiana sugar cane farm and face difficult issues involving a land dispute. The show is currently airing its fifth season.

The Haves And The Have Nots

The Haves and the Have Nots is a soap opera created and directed by Tyler Perry that follows the complicated lives of the wealthy Cryer family and the destitute McCoy family. The long-running show has aired on OWN since 2013 and currently airs its eighth season.


Greenleaf is a drama series created by Craig Wright which takes place in Memphis, Tennessee and follows the lives of the ambitious Greenleaf family and their increasingly complicated past. The series debuted in 2016 and is set to air its fifth and final season later this year.

Overall, the Oprah Winfrey Network is full of entertaining shows that are sure to be enjoyed by all types of viewers. The network is full of reality shows, classic docuseries, and dramas that feature stories of family, love, and spiritual growth. With these shows, there is something for everyone to watch and enjoy.

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