All-new episodes of the popular series “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” featuring revealing interviews and updates with the biggest celebrities and headline-makers of our time will air on Saturday nights beginning with two back-to-back episodes April 25 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
“Oprah: Where Are They Now?” continues with Oprah’s one-on-one interview with one of the most beloved entertainers of our time, Henry Winkler, and more star-studded updates with: Emmy-winning television host Ricki Lake; comedian D.L. Hughley; World Series baseball champion Darryl Strawberry; celebrated actresses Garcelle Beauvais (“The Jaime Foxx Show”), Leah Remini (“The King of Queens”), Angie Harmon (“Rizzoli & Isles”), Charlene Tilton (“Dallas”) and American Theatre Hall of Famer Estelle Parsons (“Roseanne”); the first unsigned artist to have a #1 single, Lisa Loeb; original supermodel Janice Dickinson; “Baywatch” beauty Nicole Eggert; “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong and many more.
Plus, Oprah talks to Rusty Yates, whose ex-wife Andrea drowned their five children in the bathtub in 2001, about his stunning revelation regarding their relationship, forgiveness and how he is moving forward from the ultimate personal tragedy with a new wife and son. Then, Oprah sits down with Ted Kaczynski’s brother David who in 1995 notified the authorities that he suspected his older sibling was the “Unabomber.” He discusses what he believes may have happened to lead him to this end and what their relationship is like today.
Ricki Lake, D.L. Hughley, Garcelle Beauvais & Brutus the Grizzly Bear
April 25 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Emmy-winning television host Ricki Lake, who originally appeared on the ‘Oprah’ show in 1988 at the young age of 19 years old, talks candidly about the epiphany that changed the course of her life and her thoughts today about her public struggle with body image. Then “The Original Kings of Comedy” comedian D.L. Hughley from his New York City apartment talks about his rough upbringing, how he escaped gang life, his infidelities, and in a very emotional moment, is reduced to tears when talking about his son with Asperger Syndrome. Next, catch up with one of Oprah’s favorite teachers of all-time, Ron Clark, who continues to make a difference in children’s lives at the groundbreaking Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. And Haitian-born actress Garcelle Beauvais tells the inspiring and jaw-dropping story of how she broke into the Hollywood scene and the truth about picking up the pieces of her life when a personal email she sent was leaked to the press. Finally, Oscar-winning actress Estelle Parsons, a veteran in the business for over 60 years, still a spitfire at her New York City home, talks about how she stays as spry as ever; and an update on an ‘Oprah’ show first when in 2009 animal rights activist Casey Anderson Skyped in with Brutus the 900 pound Grizzly Bear.
Oprah Talks to Andrea Yates’ Husband; Actress Angie Harmon & Apollonia
April 25 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
In 2001, Andrea Yates confessed to drowning her five children one-by-one in the family bathtub in what stands as one of the country’s most shocking and horrific murder cases. Oprah sits down with Rusty Yates, Andrea’s husband at the time and the father of the five children, for an in-depth interview. Yates reveals what his life is like today with his second wife and their seven year-old son, plus more about his relationship with Andrea and her life inside the Kerrville State Hospital in Texas. Next, Angie Harmon, who stars as “Detective Jane Rizzoli” in the hit TV series “Rizzoli & Isles,” and recently separated from her husband, NFL star Jason Sehorn, talks candidly about her life today as a single mom, juggling a successful career and more about her brilliant collection of ethical jewelry with Red Earth. Then, Apollonia, who burst on the scene co-starring opposite Prince in “Purple Rain,” opens up about her relationship with Prince, and the secret relationship she says she had with John F. Kennedy, Jr.
“Happy Days” Stars; Janice Dickinson & the World’s First Openly Gay Prince
May 9 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Oprah sits down with Henry Winkler 40 years after his first appearance on the hit series as “The Fonz” on “Happy Days” to talk about his memories of the show and what it was like on set. Winkler reveals the moment when he first realized the power of fame, how “jumping the shark” came about, and how he has remained relevant as both actor and producer four decades later. Next, at home with “Happy Days” actor Anson Williams, who played ‘Potsie’ and former co-star Don Most, who played ‘Ralph Malph.’ Then, Janice Dickinson, self-proclaimed as the world’s first “supermodel,” shares intimate details of her life today, and an update with Alisan Porter who, at 12 years old, starred in the John Hughes film “Curly Sue,” for which she won Hollywood’s Young Artist Award in 1993. Plus, an update with memorable ‘Oprah’ show guest Prince Manvendra, the world’s first openly gay prince.
The Unabomber’s Brother, Leah Remini, Darryl Strawberry on Life after MLB
May 16 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
The “Unabomber’s” mail-bombing campaign terrorized the country for nearly 17 years, killing three people and injuring 23 others. Now, Oprah sits down with David Kaczynski, who alerted the FBI when he suspected that his own brother Ted was the man behind the deadly attacks, for a compelling conversation about his tough decision, what may have contributed to his brother’s nature and their relationship today. Then, outspoken actress Leah Remini on her public feud with Sharon Osbourne and her decision to leave the Church of Scientology. Next, as Lucy Ewing on “Dallas,” Charlene Tilton was the ultimate vixen; find out what she’s up to today. Then, popular Major League Baseball slugger Darryl Strawberry was on top of the world before a series of personal, legal and health issues cast him as one of the sport’s most troubled legends. Today, Strawberry provides an update on his health, his marriage, and what moves him forward each day.
Chef Curtis Stone; 90s Singer Lisa Loeb; Reality Star Taylor Armstrong
May 23 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
In 2010, the ‘Oprah’ show hosted 200 men, each of whom stood bravely to say that they had been molested as children. Among their stories was that of Chad Fletcher, who recalled how his own father molested him repeatedly and how, when he finally told other family members, they refused to believe him. Now, Oprah sits down one-on-one with Fletcher, who talks openly about his overcoming the abuse, and how he continues to heal, plus other updates from men who bravely came forward. Then, from down under, handsome and hunky Aussie chef Curtis Stone checks in with a tasty update; and, Lisa Loeb, the first unsigned artist to have a #1 single, shares what life is like today as a wife and mother. Finally, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reality star Taylor Armstrong, whose then-husband Russell took his own life in 2011, talks about what she went through during that tragic time and how she found new hope and love.