'Greenleaf' Renewed for Season 4 on OWN

The drama about the family at the head of a megachurch posted season-high ratings in its most recent episode.
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'Greenleaf'

Greenleaf, OWN's drama about the family at the head of a megachurch, will be back for a fourth season.

The cable channel announced the pickup Wednesday, on the heels of Greenleaf's Sept. 12 episode posting season-high ratings.

"Greenleaf is a cornerstone of our scripted programming slate and pulls in millions of viewers each week with its unique storylines and powerful characters," said Erik Logan, president of OWN. "We are very proud of this show, the incredible cast, producers and crew, and can't wait for more twists and turns from the Greenleaf family in season four."

Season three of Greenleaf premiered Aug. 28. The most recent episode recorded the show's biggest total audience (2.3 million viewers) and a 1.9 rating on OWN's target demo of women 25-54 (both figures are Live +3 ratings). That's up 8 and 7 percent from the comparable episode a year ago.

The Lionsgate-produced series revolves around a Memphis church family headed by Bishop David Greenleaf (Keith David) and the secrets that threaten to topple what they've built. Merle Dandridge and Lynn Whitfield also star.

Craig Wright (Dirty Sexy Money, Six Feet Under) created Greenleaf and executive produces with Clement Virgo, Kriss Turner Towner and OWN founder Oprah Winfrey.