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[03/23/17 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 23
Updates include: Cinemax formally cancels "The Knick"; FOX shifts "Lucifer" episode order; and Amazon preps a trio of comedy pilots.

[12/16/16 - 11:57 AM]
OWN Set to Deliver Its Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Year in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/05/16 - 03:28 PM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Season Finale Ranks as #1 Cable Telecast for Women Wednesday Night Delivering 2.76 Million Total Viewers
OWN further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[10/06/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 6
Updates include: Jim Belushi signs onto Showtime's "Mating"; HBO locks in cast for "Succession" pilot; and David Shore brings "The Good Doctor" to ABC.

[09/28/16 - 10:20 AM]
OWN Delivers Its Highest-Rated, Most-Watched and Highest-Ranked Quarter in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/08/16 - 10:54 AM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Delivers Highest-Rated Two-Episode Debut
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, September and Wednesday, September 7.

[08/01/16 - 04:09 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Second Season Renewal of New Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
Produced by Warner Horizon Television, the series will debut commercial-free on Tuesday, September 6.

[07/20/16 - 10:19 AM]
Video: OWN Unveils Extended Trailer of New Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
The series which chronicles the lives and loves of three estranged siblings will debut as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7.

[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[03/11/16 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 11
Updates include: Freeform's "Switched at Birth" to end after its upcoming season; Odette Annable reports to "Bunker Hill" at CBS; and Patton Oswalt signs onto "HR" at FOX.

[02/23/16 - 12:04 PM]
Bianca Lawson, Greg Vaughan and Henry G. Sanders Join Cast of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
The series chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings who come together after a family tragedy to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.

[02/16/16 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 16
Updates include: A&E cancels its CBS import "Unforgettable"; Freddie Stroma to star in "Time After Time" at ABC; and Joel McHale to topline "The Great Indoors" for CBS.

[02/16/16 - 12:02 PM]
Tina Lifford, Dondre Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett and Nicholas L. Ashe Join Cast of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
The series chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings who come together after a family tragedy to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.

[02/01/16 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy Winner Glynn Turman to Guest Star in OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's New Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar," From Ava DuVernay and Warner Horizon Television
Turman portrays Ernest Bordelon, the patriarch and proud father of Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe).

[01/27/16 - 10:33 AM]
Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe and Omar J. Dorsey Join the Cast of OWN's Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar," From Ava DuVernay and Warner Horizon Television
They join the previously announced Rutina Wesley in the cast.

[01/13/16 - 12:49 PM]
Rutina Wesley to Star in OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's Original Series "Queen Sugar," From Ava DuVernay and Warner Horizon Television
In the series, Wesley will star as Nova Bordelon, a formidable journalist and activist based in New Orleans.

[02/02/15 - 11:02 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay Create New Original Drama Series for OWN
Winfrey will executive produce and appear in multiple episodes in a recurring role.







QUEEN SUGAR (OWN)
Returns in TBA 2017 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/6/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second of 16 episodes) on 8/1/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from OWN's press release, August 2016) OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has renewed its new original drama series "Queen Sugar" from award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive producer Oprah Winfrey ahead of its series premiere with a 16-episode second season order. Produced by Warner Horizon Television, the series will debut commercial-free on Tuesday, September 6. The series will debut as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The series, which chronicles the lives and loves of three estranged siblings, will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT for the remainder of its 13-episode first season. "When we saw the first cut from Ava we knew right away that we wanted a second season," said Erik Logan, president, OWN. "We think viewers are going to connect with the deeply layered characters and powerful story and are excited to be able to share with them Ava's director's cut on premiere night without interruption. We are proud to be a network that supports a filmmaker's creative vision."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bianca Lawson as Darla
· Dawn-Lyen Gardner as Charley Bordelon West
· Dondré Whitfield as Remy Newell
· Ethan Hutchison as Blue
· Glynn Turman as Ernest Bordelon
· Greg Vaughan as Calvin
· Henry G. Sanders as Prosper Denton
· Kofi Siriboe as Ralph Angel Bordelon
· Marycarmen Lopez as Reyna Velez
· Nicholas L. Ashe as Micah
· Omar J. Dorsey as Hollywood Desonier
· Rutina Wesley as Nova Bordelon
· Timon Kyle Durrett as Davis West
· Tina Lifford as Violet Bordelon
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ava DuVernay as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Melissa Carter as EP
· Natalie Baszile as BOOK
· Neema Barnette as DIR/PROD
· Oprah Winfrey as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Warner Horizon Television