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Ryan Holcomb Joins Excel Sports Management as Head of Content

Excel Sports Management has a new head of content: Ryan Holcomb. The sports agency that reps talent, brands and properties has tapped Holcomb to join its media division, Excel Media, to spearhead development of original content and programming for the firm and its clients. He’ll be based in Los Angeles. Holcomb segues to the newly-created […]

‘Queen Sugar’ to End With Season 7 on OWN

Queen Sugar is ending its run. OWN has handed out a seventh and final season renewal for the drama from Ava DuVernay and Warner Bros. Television. The series, based on the book by Natalie Baszile, aired both its fifth and sixth seasons this year after DuVernay rewrote season five to reflect the turbulent year that […]

‘All Rise’ Revived for Season 3 at OWN

The verdict is in and it’s a good one for All Rise. The canceled CBS legal drama starring Simone Missick has officially been revived for a 20-episode third season. Additionally, HBO Max and Hulu will share streaming rights to the series. The show will debut on both platforms on Dec. 1. Season three will return […]

‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season 6 at OWN

The pickup of 'Queen Sugar' comes a month before Ava DuVernay's drama debuts its fifth season on the Discovery-owned cable network.

Tyler Perry’s ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ to End With Season 8 on OWN

It's the end of an era at OWN, as the network's longest-running scripted series, 'The Haves and the Have Nots,' is set to end.

‘Greenleaf’ Creator Lands Legal Drama at OWN

'Greenleaf' creator Craig Wright is staying put at OWN, landing a straight-to-series order for a legal drama called 'Delilah.'

Oprah Winfrey Network Launches Election Initiative “OWN Your Vote” (Exclusive)

The Oprah Winfrey Network is launching registration and get-out-the-vote campaign "OWN Your Vote" to empower Black women to vote in the November election.

‘David Makes Man’ Renewed for Season 2 at OWN

Critically acclaimed drama David Makes Man has solidified its future at OWN. The Discovery-backed cable network has handed out a second-season renewal some two months after its freshman season wrapped. The series, which was included on Time's best TV of 2019 list, ranked second in its time period across all cable among black women and more than 4.1 […]

OWN Scraps ‘Love Is_’ Amid Creator’s Domestic Violence Lawsuit

There will not be a second season of 'Love Is_' after all, with OWN canceling the drama as its co-creator faces a domestic violence lawsuit.

OWN Exec Moves: Tina Perry Named GM, Erik Logan Departing for World Surf League

Come January, Tina Perry will be the creative and business lead of OWN as GM, while longtime president Erik Logan follows his passion for surfing to the World Surf League.

‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season 4 at OWN

OWN has renewed Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ for a fourth season, promoting writer Anthony Sparks to showrunner.

OWN Renews ‘Love Is_’ for Season 2

OWN has renewed 'Love Is_,' bringing back Mara Brock Akil's and Salim Akil's romantic drama for a season two.