OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced more celebrity names added to the new all-female Saturday night virtual reality show “Girlfriends Check In.” In each episode of the series, viewers will be invited into the homes of different groups of celebrity friends who will come together virtually for an uplifting and light-hearted conversation focusing on love, friendship and wellness – spilling tea about past and present relationships along the way. The new series will premiere Saturday, May 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT following the series premiere of Iyanla Vanzant’s special “Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant” (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Joining the series include: actress Tisha Campbell, comedian and actress Kym Whitley, actress Holly Robinson Peete, fitness trainer and life coach AJ Johnson, celebrity chef Carla Hall, actress Anika Noni Rose (“Power”, “Dreamgirls”), actress Kim Fields and transformational coach Lisa Silvera, Tika Sumpter (“Mixed-ish”, “The Haves and The Have Nots”) and her business partner Thai Randolph, actress Ryan Michelle Bathe (“All Rise”, “This Is Us”), Susan Kelechi Watson (“This Is Us”, “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”), and gospel music legends Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann, Erica Campbell and Tasha Cobbs Leonard.
These stars join a previously announced list of actors and television personalities, including Meagan Good with her sister La’Myia Good Bellinger, and actresses Tasha Smith and Grace Byers from “Empire.” “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.
Check out a first-look of “Girlfriends Check In” HERE
Official episode breakdown below:
Episode 101: Saturday, May 16 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT):
Girlfriends: Tamela Mann, Yolanda Adams, Erica Campbell, Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Queens of gospel share their secrets to keeping romance alive, how to maintain beauty while in lockdown, a funny gospel twist to nursey rhymes, and keeping the kids in check.
Episode 102: Saturday, May 23 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT):
Girlfriends: Loni Love, Tami Roman, B. Simone, Robbi Rogers
Talk show host Loni Love gathers her girlfriends for a fun night of cocktails and conversation surrounding fashion, hair and being overworked during lockdown. Hidden abilities are also revealed in a fun, impromptu talent show.
Episode 103: Saturday, May 30 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT):
Girlfriends: Carla Hall, Anika Noni Rose, Kim Fields, Lisa Silvera
Celebrity chef Carla Hall rounds up her crew in different cities to swap recipes, inspiration and compassion during a time when the outside world is off limits.
Episode 104: Saturday, June 6 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT):
Girlfriends: Meagan Good, La’Myia Good Bellinger, Tasha Smith, Grace Byers, with guest appearances by DeVon Franklin, Trai Byers & Eric Bellinger
Meagan Good catches up with her sister and friends to talk beauty regimens and staying faith centered during uncertain times, with surprise pop-ins from the husbands.
Episode 105: Saturday, June 13 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT):
Girlfriends: Tika Sumpter, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Susan Kelechi Watson, Thai Randolph
Tika and Susan bring their girlfriends together from coast to coast to chat about motherhood, career and life balance, as they share beauty secrets and how-to tips on staying relaxed during quarantine.
Episode 106: Saturday, June 20 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT):
Girlfriends: Tisha Campbell, Kym Whitley, Holly Robinson Peete, AJ Johnson
Tisha and her gal pals dish on men, dating, loving yourself and raising your family in a hilarious girls night in you don’t want to miss.
Good girlfriends can get you through anything in life—especially during the quarantine. With the help of a little tech and a lot of sisterhoods, each week a group of four female celebrity friends hold a virtual chat room check in where anything can happen.
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