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OWN Renews 'Greenleaf' for Third Season

OWN has renewed its original drama series Greenleaf for a third season, the network announced Monday.

The series, which follows the exploits of a family-run Memphis-based megachurch, is currently averaging more than 2 million viewers in live+3 ratings and is cable’s number five original scripted series on ad-supported cable in W25-54 in Live+3, according to OWN.

Greenleaf, which stars Oprah Winfrey in a recurring role, will return for its third season in 2018. In addition, Rick Fox, who portrays journalist Darius Nash, has been upped to a series regular for season three. 

The second half of season two will return with a two-night premiere on, Aug. 15 and Aug. 16, said the network. 

“We can’t wait to see what another season of Greenleaf will bring,” said Erik Logan, President, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in a statement.  “This series was instrumental in evolving OWN’s scripted programming and it continues to pull in viewers each week with its unique storytelling and characters.”

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.