SUPER SOUL SUNDAY (Season Premiere Sunday, September 7 at 11 a.m. ET/PT)
“Super Soul Sunday” is the two-time Emmy award-winning series that delivers a timely, thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. The series features all-new conversations with Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors and spiritual leaders, exploring issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, conscious living and more. Episodes this season include bestselling author of “The Alchemist” Paulo Coelho (9/7 and 9/14)); author and actress Ali MacGraw (10/5); Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön (10/12) and ad executive and survivor Madonna Badger (10/19). The series is produced by Harpo Studios and executive produced by Andrea Wishom and Tara Montgomery.
HELP DESK (Series Premiere Sunday, September 7 at 12 p.m. ET/PT)
“Help Desk” is an all-new series hosted by award-winning journalist and filmmaker Gotham Chopra, Deepak Chopra’s son, as he introduces today’s top thought leaders who bring their spiritual wisdom to the streets in different cities across the country, offering life-changing answers to hard-hitting questions about relationships, health, spirituality and personal transformation. These are challenging times and there is a deepening hunger among people for meaning and purpose. Where do they go for guidance? The simple truth is that spiritual advice has more impact when it’s given to real people who have real questions. So, that sparked an idea; set up a desk in a busy public place, sit down with today’s most celebrated spiritual teachers, and let the public ask them whatever is on their mind. Featured advisors include world-renowned pioneer of mind-body medicine and best-selling author of over 80 books, Deepak Chopra; best-selling author of “May Cause Miracles” and next-generation thought leader Gabrielle Bernstein; inspirational speaker and host of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” Iyanla Vanzant; Agape International Spiritual Center’s founder and new thought minister Michael Bernard Beckwith; movie producer and Seventh Day Adventist preacher Devon Franklin; internationally renowned speaker and best-selling author of “Sacred Contracts” Carolyn Myss; contemporary thought leader and author of “Discovering Your Soul Signature” Panache Desai; best-selling author of “Wild” Cheryl Strayed; author of four consecutive New York Times best-sellers including Seat of the Soul” Gary Zukav; and progressive pastor and New York Times best-selling author of “Love Wins” Rob Bell. “Help Desk” is co-produced by Harpo Studios and Generate. Executive producers are Sheri Salata, Jon Sinclair, Gotham Chopra, Mark Rinehart, Jared Hoffman, Peter B. Aronson, Jordan Levin and Zack Smith.