A drama series airing on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network picked up a renewal for a third season. The network announced the renewal for “Greenleaf,” from Lionsgate, award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) and executive producers Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negros”) and Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”).
Additionally, Rick Fox, who portrays journalist Darius Nash, was promoted to a series regular for the new season.
As previously announced, the second half of season two will return with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, Aug. 15, and Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show will then air regularly on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Said OWN President Erik Logan: “We can’t wait to see what another season of ‘Greenleaf’ will bring. 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.”
The announcement adds: “Year to date, ‘Greenleaf’ is the #5 original scripted series on ad-supported cable in W25-54 in Live+3. It is Wednesday night’s #2 original scripted cable series for W25-54 and one of the Top 4 original scripted cable series for African-American women and total viewers. The series is averaging over 2 million total viewers in Live+3.”