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OWN Acquires Rights to Air T.D. Jakes Show

The Oprah Winfrey Network is beefing up their content and we are not complaining at all!

After introducing fresh, original content with Greenleaf and the much buzzed about Queen Sugar on the way, the network continues to win viewers over and keep folks tuned-in.

Now, adding to the growing platform’s content line-up is Pastor T.D. Jakes’ talk show series. In a distribution deal between OWN and TEGNA Media, OWN acquired the rights to broadcast the syndicated show.

In an one-hour show format, Jakes, who is an highly-esteemed pastor and author, will use his entertaining wit and wisdom to help viewers navigate critical issues.

Jakes is excited about the move and shared the announcement with his social media family.

“Oprah Winfrey is an icon and a business mogul who has become a national treasure impacting our nation with her creativity,” T.D.Jakes said in a statement sent to JET. “I consider her a personal friend and I’m honored to have her support of my new show.”

OWN will air “T.D.JAKES” Monday through Friday at 6pm ET/PT. The show makes it local debut on September 12 with a national launch on September 19.

*Photo: Mitch Haddad for T.D. Jakes and TEGNA