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OWN presents Sisterhood Saturday Nights featuring 'Fear Not' + 'Girlfriends Check In' (VIDEO)

While the nation is staying safer at home together, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced this week that beginning May 16, Saturday nights become Sisterhood Saturday Nights with the launch of two new limited unscripted series joining the network's popular lineup, each filmed virtually. 


Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant (9 p.m. ET/PT) features Iyanla Vanzant, the star of OWN's hit show Iyanla: Fix My Life, offering her trusted guidance during the pandemic with special guests including Oprah Winfrey, Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Bebe Winans, and financial educator Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, with more to be announced.


Girlfriends Check In (10 p.m. ET/PT) brings different groups of female celebrity friends together each week for virtual get togethers where they share laughter, support, love, and gossip.  Episodes of Girlfriends Check In will feature actress, author, producer and director Meagan Good with her sister La'Myia Good Bellinger, and actresses Tasha Smith and Grace Byers from Empire. The fun will continue with The Real host Loni Love along with comedian and internet star B. Simone, actress and television personality Tami Roman, and celebrity hair stylist Robbi Rogers. More names to be announced.


"Now more than ever before we want to provide our audience with programming that unites and uplifts us," said Tina Perry, president, OWN. "We are excited to bring together sisterhood on Saturday nights, and we are grateful to Iyanla and all of the girlfriends for sharing hope and a little bit of light during this time."


Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.