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The Best Current OWN Shows 

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Updated February 11, 2020 522 votes 154 voters 4.8k views 22 items

Wondering what to watch on OWN? Named after Oprah Winfrey, it's no surprise many current shows on OWN are talk shows hosted by popular television personalities. If you're craving some semi-educational television, browse this list of OWN programs below for suggestions! 

Many big names have shows on OWN right now. While The Oprah Winfrey Show has been off the air for years, it still airs on OWN in syndication. There is also plenty of new OWN programming out there. The Dr. Oz Show features information on alternative medicine from the famed television doctor. Dr. Phil is a series in which psychologist Phil McGraw gives life tips to his audience and guests. Other OWN shows currently airing include Greenleaf, Queen Sugar, and Rachael Ray. 

Which of these OWN series is the best? Vote your favorites to the top of the list below. 

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Greenleaf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Greenleaf Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Desiree Ross

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Drama

Greenleaf (OWN, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Craig Wright. The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, dark secrets and

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Queen Sugar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Drama

Queen Sugar (OWN, 2016) is an American drama television series created by Ava DuVernay. Three siblings - an activist (Rutina Wesley), a sports manager (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), and a single father ...more

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The Haves And The Have N... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
The Haves And The Have Nots Tika Sumpter, John Schneider, Crystal R. Fox

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Drama

The Haves And The Have Nots (OWN, 2013) is an American drama series created by Tyler Perry. Centers on the rich Cryer and Harrington families (the haves) and the poor Young family (the have ...more

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If Loving You Is Wrong ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Amanda Clayton, Matt Cook, Edwina Findley

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Soap opera

If Loving You Is Wrong (OWN, 2014) is an American prime time television soap opera created by Tyler Perry. The series focuses on the lives and relationships of a group of five husbands and wives ...more
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The Paynes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Jackée Harry, Cassi Davis, LaVan Davis

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Paynes (OWN, 2018) is an American television sitcom created by Tyler Perry. Curtis (LaVan Davis) and Ella Payne (Cassi Davis) are trying to enjoy their retirement in Florida only to get ...more
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Ambitions is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Robin Givins, Essence Atkins, Brian J. White

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Drama, Family drama, Soap opera

Ambitions (OWN, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Jamey Giddens and Will Packer. Ex-best friends Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens), the mayor's wife, and Amara Hughes ...more

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Super Soul Sunday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Super Soul Sunday Oprah Winfrey, DeVon Franklin, Deepak Chopra

Premiered: 2011

Super Soul Sunday is an American daytime self-help talk show hosted by Oprah Winfrey, airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Super Soul Sunday premiered on October 16, 2011.
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Iyanla: Fix My Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Iyanla: Fix My Life Iyanla Vanzant, Maia Campbell, DMX

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Reality television

Iyanla: Fix My Life is an American reality television series hosted by life coach and relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant on the Oprah Winfrey Network. A sneak preview episode aired on June 2, ...more
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The Dr. Oz Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Mehmet Oz, Odette Warder Henderson, Sanjay Gupta

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Medical fiction

The Dr. Oz Show is an American syndicated television talk show, hosted by Mehmet Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and teaching professor at Columbia University who became famous for his appearances ...more

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Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Phil McGraw, Robin McGraw, T.D. Jakes

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Comedy

Dr. Phil is a talk show hosted by Phil McGraw. After McGraw's success with his segments on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil debuted on September 16, 2002. On both shows McGraw offers advice in ...more

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The Oprah Winfrey Show ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King

Premiered: 1986

Genres (Tv): Talk show

The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah ...more

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Cherish The Day is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Xosha Roquemore, Alano Miller, Cicely Tyson

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Romantic drama, Anthology

Cherish The Day (OWN, 2020) is an American romantic drama television series created and produced by Ava DuVernay. Following a day in the life of a couple in love, the series chronicles the ...more
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David Makes Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Akili McDowell, Phylicia Rashad, Nathaniel Logan McIntyre

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Coming of age, Drama

David Makes Man (OWN, 2019) is an American coming-of-age drama television series. The show follows a 14 year old genius named David (Akili McDowell) from the projects who is haunted by the death ...more

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Released is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Doug Ammar, Annie Archhold, Howard Beckham

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Reality, Documentary

Released (OWN, 2017) is a reality documentary series. The show follows individuals who have completed long-term prison sentences during those first crucial 90 days on the outside.
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The Book of John Gray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
John Gray

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Documentary

The Book of John Gray (OWN, 2017) is a documentary series. Pastor John Gray dispenses encouragement and support to those who need it.
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Checked Inn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Monique Greenwood, Glenn Pogue, Glynn Pogue

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Reality

Checked Inn (OWN, 2017) is a reality series. The show follows Monique Greenwood running her B&B business, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns, while dealing with staff and celebrity guests.
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Rachael Ray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Rachael Ray

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Talk show

Rachael Ray, also known as The Rachael Ray Show, is an American talk show starring Rachael Ray that debuted in syndication in the United States and Canada on September 18, 2006 and also airs in ...more
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The Nate Berkus Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
The Nate Berkus Show Nate Berkus, Dan Schachner, Elyse Luray

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Talk show

The Nate Berkus Show, also known as The Nate Show, is an American talk show that premiered on September 13, 2010, and is hosted by interior designer Nate Berkus. The series aired on syndication ...more
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Oprah: Where Are They No... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Oprah: Where Are They Now? Oprah Winfrey, Kato Kaelin, Marcia Clark

Premiered: 2012

Oprah: Where Are They Now? is an American reality television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The series debuted on October 2, 2012, and takes a look back at what happened to some of the ...more
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Home Made Simple is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Home Made Simple Paige Davis, Amy Devers, Kenneth Wingard

Premiered: 2011

Home Made Simple is a weekly home improvement reality show based on the Home Made Simple website.
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Welcome to Sweetie Pie's... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Welcome to Sweetie Pie's Charles Crenchaw, Zevi Wolmark, Monique

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's is an American reality television series starring the family of former Ikette Robbie Montgomery, and also focuses on the running of their collection of soul food ...more
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Oprah's Master Class is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current OWN Shows
Oprah's Master Class Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Oprah's Master Class (OWN, 2011) is a primetime television program. Presented by Oprah Winfrey, the show features celebrities telling their own personal stories.