Compiled by Audrey J. Bernard
Fridays (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
In Tyler Perry’s new comedy series “The Paynes,” Cassi Davis and LaVan Davis reprise their roles as Ella and Curtis Payne from the hit series “House of Payne.” As Curtis and Ella are enjoying their retirement, a death in the family takes them on the road to Florida, where Curtis is roped into a real estate deal that will tumble their lives like clothes in a dryer – with plenty of laughs and life lessons along the way. “The Paynes” also stars Emmy-winner Jackée Harry, Stephanie Charles, Markice Moore, JD McCrary, Sanai Victoria and Anthony O. Dalton.
(P) Friday, February 2 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A Fugitive In Payne
Nyla (Stephanie Charles) fears that her actions will leave her with life-altering consequences. Meanwhile, Ella (Cassi Davis) attempts to save the day. The series also stars Emmy-winner Jackée Harry as JoAnn.
(P) Friday, February 9 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Waiting Game
Curtis (LaVan Davis) and Ella (Cassi Davis) continue to wait for the police to arrive at the laundromat after Nyla (Stephanie Charles) disappears. Later, the children reveal startling news about Nyla’s relationship with Kendrick (Matthew Law). The series also stars Emmy-winner Jackée Harry as JoAnn.
(P) Friday, February 16 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Better Than Nothing
Curtis (LaVan Davis) and Ella (Cassi Davis) debate about taking in Nyla (Stephanie Charles) and her kids. Ella talks to Nyla about how her relationship is affecting her children. The series also stars Emmy-winner Jackée Harry as JoAnn.
(P) Friday, February 23 (9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: A Payneful Night
Nyla’s (Stephanie Charles) disrespectful behavior is wearing out her welcome at the Paynes’ house.
IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG
Wednesdays (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT)
Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You Is Wrong” delves into the lives of neighbors and friends-turned-frenemies: Alex (Amanda Clayton), Kelly (Edwina Findley Dickerson), Marcie (Heather Hemmens), Esperanza (Zulay Henao) and Natalie (April Parker-Jones). Season three continues to unfold as the neighborhood that once was the perfect picture of suburban life is still dealing with the repercussions of the scandalous affair that tore apart two marriages, and jeopardized every friendship the couples held close. The series also stars Joel Rush, Eltony Williams, Aiden Turner, Charles Malik Whitfield, Denzel Wells and Jay Hunter.
(P) Wednesday, February 7 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: The Battleground State
Randal (Eltony Williams) gets some high-powered assistance as he works to destroy Marcie (Heather Hemmens). Kelly’s (Edwina Findley Dickerson) son Justice (Timmy Richardson) is traumatized by his mother’s troubles.
(P) Wednesday, February 14 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Golfer
Marcie (Heather Hemmens) finds who she hopes to be a strong ally in her fight against Randal (Eltony Williams). Brad (Aiden Turner) gives Alex (Amanda Clayton) an ultimatum that forces her to make a promise she will have a hard time keeping.
(P) Wednesday, February 21 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Rock Solid
Randal (Eltony Williams) sounds alarm bells informing the police and Larry’s (guest star Donovan Christie Jr.) law firm that Larry may be missing and in danger.
(P) Wednesday, February 28 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: In God’s Hands
Lushion (Charles Malik Whitfield) confronts Eddie (Joel Rush) about Larry’s (guest star Donovan Christie Jr.) whereabouts. Randal (Eltony Williams) confronts Dr. Raston (guest star Debra Stipe) with a criminal accusation.
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS
Tuesdays (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT)
Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots,” starring John Schneider and Tika Sumpter, portrays the ongoing drama between the wealthy Cryer and Harrington families and the poor Young family. The most explosive season yet picks up with no one unscathed by scandal, destruction, life-threatening moments and even death. The series also stars Angela Robinson, Renée Lawless, Crystal Fox, Peter Parros, Aaron O’Connell, Tyler Lepley and Gavin Houston.
(P) Tuesday, February 6 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Errand Boy
Justin (Nicholas James) tries to convince Jeffrey (Gavin Houston) of his love. Candace (Tika Sumpter) and Benny (Tyler Lepley) fight to keep their relationship.
(P) Tuesday, February 13 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Hanna’s Tea
Veronica (Angela Robinson) returns home after a stay in the hospital. Candace (Tika Sumpter) and Jeffrey’s (Gavin Houston) secret crime begins to catch up with them. Hanna (Crystal Fox) meets a new man.
(P) Tuesday, February 20 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Every Six Months
Candace (Tika Sumpter) gets released from jail while David (Peter Parros) fights to get Jeffrey (Gavin Houston) out of jail.
(P) Tuesday, February 27 (9 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT) Episode: Wicked
Sarah (Bree Condon) and George (Fang Du) make great progress in prosecuting the Cryers. Meanwhile, Veronica (Angela Robinson) concocts a scheme against David (Peter Parros).
HOME MADE SIMPLE WITH LAILA ALI
Saturdays (9 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET/PT)
Emmy award-winning “Home Made Simple with Laila Ali” creates homes that deserving families love to live in. 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 works 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 upcoming cookbook.
(P) Saturday, February 3 (9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ET/PT) Episode: Olympic Champion Allyson Felix Surprises Her Beloved Aunt
Host Laila Ali meets up with six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix. The track and field champion calls upon the “Home Made Simple” team to make over her beloved aunt’s family room. Laila makes a North African-inspired chickpea bowl.
Oprah Winfrey hosts live event at Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater
Oprah Winfrey hosts “Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations,” a live event featuring inspiring thought leaders, modern day influencers and social game changers as they discuss the current climate in our culture, on Wednesday, February 7 at 12:30 p.m. ET at Harlem’s World-Famous Apollo Theater. The special will air Tuesday, February 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and will be available on “Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations” podcast.
In one-on-one conversations, Oprah will discuss how we can live a life filled with values, character, purpose and meaning during the turbulent times we live in. Guests include Salma Hayek Pinault, Oscar nominated actress, film producer and dedicated activist; Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show and New York Times bestselling author; Lin-Manuel Miranda, writer and star of the Broadway blockbuster Hamilton for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; Yara Shahidi of Black-ish and star of spin-off Grown-ish, outspoken advocate for educating girls and encouraging millennials to vote; Trevor Noah, comedian, political commentator, bestselling author and host of The Daily Show and Jordan Peele, producer, writer and director of the Oscar nominated film Get Out that sparked a national dialogue on race. Additionally, Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, hosts of the popular weekly stand-up comedy and storytelling podcast 2 Dope Queens, will be on site to kick-off the event.
Informed by the heart of OWN’s Super Soul brand, “Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations” live event is an extension of the three-time Emmy award-winning series “Super Soul Sunday” which features conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality, conscious living and what it means to be alive in today’s world.
About “Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations” Podcast
OWN’s first-ever podcast, “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations,” debuted at #1 in August 2017 on Apple Podcasts, featuring audio from the three-time Emmy Award-winning television series “Super Soul Sunday.” Delivering insight and inspiration from top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders to awaken viewers to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them, “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” is available on Apple Podcasts at ApplePodcasts.com/OprahSuperSoul, GooglePlay Music, Spotify and Stitcher. The podcast has been downloaded over 23 million times by listeners in over 190 countries worldwide.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own.
About The Apollo Theater
The legendary Apollo Theater — the soul of American culture — plays a vital role in cultivating emerging artists and launching legends. Since its founding, the Apollo has served as a center of innovation and a creative catalyst for Harlem, the city of New York, and the world. With music at its core, the Apollo’s programming extends to dance, theater, spoken word, and more. This includes 100: The Apollo Celebrates Ella blockbuster concert, the annual Africa Now! Festival, and the recent New York premiere of the opera Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD. The Apollo is also a performing arts presenting organization, producing festivals and large-scale dance and music works organized around a set of core initiatives that celebrate and extend the Apollo’s legacy through a contemporary lens, including global festivals such as the Women of the World (WOW) Festival and Breakin’ Convention, international and U.S.-based artist presentations focused on a specific theme; and Special Projects, multidisciplinary collaborations with partner organizations. Since introducing the first Amateur Night contests in 1934, the Apollo Theater has served as a testing ground for new artists working across a variety of art forms, and has ushered in the emergence of many new musical genres—including jazz, swing, bebop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul, and hip-hop.