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[10/06/11 - 07:07 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Premieres of "The Rosie Show" and "Oprah's Lifeclass" to Be Simulcast Across Five Discovery Communications Networks on Monday, October 10
Joining OWN in airing the premieres will be TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit & Health and Planet Green.

[via press release from OWN]

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Premieres of "The Rosie Show" and "Oprah's Lifeclass" to Be Simulcast Across Five Discovery Communications Networks on Monday, October 10

(Los Angeles, Ca.) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that the premiere episodes of the new OWN series "The Rosie Show" and "Oprah's Lifeclass" will air concurrently across five Discovery Communications networks when the series debut on Monday, October 10. Joining OWN in airing the premieres will be TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit & Health and Planet Green. "The Rosie Show" will air at 7:00 p.m. ET and "Oprah's Lifeclass" at 8:00 p.m. ET across the five networks.

"OWN is ramped up for a creative and entertaining all-new fall season driven by the powerful cornerstones of 'The Rosie Show' and 'Oprah's Lifeclass,'" said Sheri Salata, president of OWN. Erik Logan, president of OWN added, "We are thrilled with the ongoing support of our partner, Discovery Communications, whose commitment to OWN's mission is unwavering and will create more great exposure for these highly anticipated premieres."

In addition to the simulcast, as part of an overall strategic outreach plan, Discovery Communications is also devoting significant promotional time across its family of U.S. networks and social media support to drive awareness and sampling for "The Rosie Show" and "Oprah's Lifeclass."

"With Rosie and Oprah debuting daily on OWN, we couldn't be more proud to offer our other Discovery properties to drive awareness and build audiences for these fantastic new shows," said David Zaslav, president and CEO, Discovery Communications.

About "The Rosie Show"

Weeknights 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET/PT

"The Rosie Show" is a new daily talk show hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian, Rosie O'Donnell. Funny, high-energy and authentic, no two days of the show will be alike. The show will feature Rosie's hilarious take on current events, celebrity and human interest guests, comedy and games, live performances by top artists and a behind the scenes look at Rosie -- and her staff - as she settles into a new world and embarks upon a new chapter in her life. Comedian, actor and author Russell Brand will be the first in-studio celebrity guest. "The Rosie Show" is produced by Harpo Studios in association with KidRo Productions, Inc. and SantaBu Productions.

About "Oprah's Lifeclass"

Weeknights 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT

Oprah reaches back through the 25-year history of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to teach the lessons that matter most to her. Oprah will share her most personal revelations, and what she thinks now about those iconic show moments and guests. The series will also feature a companion online class accompanying the series including actual course work on Oprah.com, for an even more enriching experience. Immediately following the series at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Oprah Winfrey will be holding live online discussions each night during the series' premiere week (October 10-14) via OWN's and Oprah's Facebook pages and on Oprah.com. Produced by Harpo Studios.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 77 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.





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