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Patti LaBelle to Host 'Greenleaf' Special on OWN

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air on June 16 a special, Greenleaf: Goin’ Up Yonder, in preparation for the show's fifth and final season, according to the network. 

Hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Patti LaBelle -- who appeared in Greenleaf as Christian motivational speaker Maxine Patterson -- the special celebrates the first four seasons of the drama series and looks forward to the show’s fifth and final season, which premieres on June 23, said the network. 

Greenleaf stars Lynn Whitfield (pictured), Merle Dandridge, Keith David, Lamman Rucker and Deborah Joy Winans will appear in the special, according to OWN. 

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.