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[03/27/17 - 01:02 PM]
OWN Orders Two New Docu-Series "Released" and "Checking Inn" to Join Its Saturday Night Programming Line-Up
"OWN's Saturday night lineup features entertaining and thought-provoking docu-series focused around conversations our audience is having in their everyday lives," said Erik Logan.







RELEASED (OWN)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/27/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from OWN's press release, March 2017) The United States has approximately 2.5 million people in prisons across the country - more than any other country in the world. The first 90 days of being released are crucial for those who have been incarcerated - as they often face many challenges and few resources - and nearly 40% of released convicted felons re-offend within the first six months (Bureau of Justice Statistics). Driven by intimate, first-person narratives and through a diary-like lens, "Released" presents autobiographical portraits of formerly incarcerated men and women as they walk out of the prison doors for the first time and attempt to reconnect with their loved ones, establish their independence and begin the long, hard work of resurrecting their abandoned lives. "Released" is executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and produced by Lucky 8 TV ("60 Days In") with executive producers Greg Henry, Kim Woodard, Jarrett Lambo and Keayr Braxton, alongside author and advocate Shaka Shangor as consulting producer.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Henry as EP
· Jarrett Lambo as EP
· Keayr Braxton as EP
· Kim Woodard as EP
· Oprah Winfrey as EP
· Shaka Shangor as CP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lucky 8 TV