Atlanta-filmed 'Greenleaf' wraps up hit first season with LGBT storylines aplenty
Atlanta-filmed ‘Greenleaf’ wraps up hit first season with LGBT storylines aplenty

Mavis (Oprah Winfrey) and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) Face Off in the Season Finale

Los Angeles – The season finale of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s hit drama series “Greenleaf” airs on Wednesday, August 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, featuring the return of Oprah Winfrey in her recurring role as Mavis McCready.

For clips of Wednesday’s season finale, click here (with embed code): 

Clip #1: What the Bishop Was Like Before Grace Was Born


Clip #2: Mac Tries to Blackmail the Bishop


Clip #3: Will Grace Answer Her Calling?


“Greenleaf” (Wednesdays at 10 p.m.), which takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, is delivering record ratings for OWN and has become the summer’s #1 new cable series among women and total viewers.  The series, produced by Lionsgate, has already been picked up for a second season to air in 2017.

In Wednesday’s season finale, Henry McCready (Bill Cobbs, Night at the Museum) shows up at the church with a big secret and confides in Grace (Merle Dandridge, “The Night Shift”). Meanwhile, Mac (Gregory Alan Williams, “Terminator Genisys”) asks the Bishop (Keith David, “Community”) to be a character witness during his trial and threatens him with blackmail. Later, Basie Skanks (Jason Dirden, “House of Payne”) reveals he wants Jacob (Lamman Rucker, “Meet the Browns”) to run Triumph’s new community center that will be built across the street from Calvary. During Lady Mae’s message at Women’s Day, Noah (Ben Patterson, “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Isabel (Anna Diop, “24: Legacy”) reconnect, and Lady Mae inadvertently announces Grace as Calvary’s newest preacher. Later, Lady Mae pays Mavis (guest star Oprah Winfrey, “Selma”) a visit. Back at the house, Charity (Deborah Joy Winans, “Whitney”) asks Kevin (Tye White, (“The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”) for space.   

About “Greenleaf”

“Greenleaf” takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.  Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lies a den of iniquity — greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values — that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together.  “Greenleaf” stars Merle Dandridge (“The Night Shift”) as Grace Greenleaf; Keith David (“Community”) as Bishop James Greenleaf; Lynn Whitfield (“The Josephine Baker Story”) as Lady Mae Greenleaf; Kim Hawthorne (“Rake”) as Kerissa Greenleaf; Lamman Rucker (“Meet the Browns”) as Jacob Greenleaf; Tye White (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) as Kevin Satterlee; Deborah Joy Winans (“Whitney”) as Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee; Desiree Ross (“Falling Skies”) as Sophia; and Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) in a recurring role as Mavis McCready.  The new original drama series is from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”), executive producers Oprah Winfrey (“Selma”) and Clement Virgo (“The Book of Negroes”).  “Greenleaf” is produced for OWN by Lionsgate.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand – and the magnetism of the channel.  Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable.  Depth with edge.  Heart. Star power. Connection.  And endless possibilities.  OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications.  The network debuted on January 1, 2011.  The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com.  For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own and https://press.discovery.com/us/own/.


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