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[07/11/22 - 12:51 PM]
"Queen Sugar" Seventh Season Director Lineup
Ava DuVernay, having directed the pilot in season one, will return to direct the final episode in a full-circle moment.

[03/02/22 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 2
Updates include: Shanola Hampton to lead NBC's "Found"; Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro cast in "Cal Fire" at CBS; and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" co-star confirms exit.

[11/16/21 - 10:05 AM]
Ava DuVernay and OWN Announce Conclusion of "Queen Sugar" with Final Seventh Season in 2022
Writing on the final season has commenced and production will begin in early 2022 in New Orleans.

[08/03/21 - 10:27 AM]
Video: OWN Sets Premiere Date and Unveils New Season Trailer for Drama "Queen Sugar" from Award-Winning Creator Ava DuVernay
The series returns Tuesday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[04/06/21 - 10:12 AM]
Ava DuVernay's Critically Acclaimed Drama Series "Queen Sugar" Announces Start of Season Six Production with Cast Additions to Include Tammy Townsend, Paula Jai Parker, Marquis Rodriguez and McKinley Freeman
Currently in production in New Orleans, the new season is set to air this fall on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

[01/28/21 - 09:37 AM]
OWN Announces Premiere Date for the Special Presentation of OWN Spotlight: "(In)Visible Portraits" from Thought Leader, Storyteller and Filmmaker Oge Egbuonu
Nearly three years in the making, Oge's directorial debut is a powerful celebration of Black women sharing their stories of struggle, resilience and beyond.

[01/14/21 - 10:00 AM]
OWN Renews Acclaimed Ava DuVernay Drama "Queen Sugar" for Sixth Season Ahead of Season Five Premiere
Season five premieres Tuesday, February 16 at 8:00/7:00c on OWN.

[11/16/20 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 16
Updates include: Alec Baldwin, Kelsey Grammer to star in ABC comedy series; Gretchen Mol tapped for Showtime's "American Gigolo"; and Freeform's "None of the Above" reveals principal cast.

[09/30/20 - 10:40 AM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Resumes Season Five Production in New Orleans; Series to Return to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in 2021
Creator Ava DuVernay decided to completely revamp the season to address the very real issues our country is facing through the lens of the beloved Bordelon family and the fictional community of St. Josephine.

[03/13/20 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 13
Updates include: CBS All Access pushes "Tooning Out the News" premiere; production on nearly all broadcast pilots to be delayed or suspended; and The CW's "The 100" to complete final episode.

[09/12/19 - 10:19 AM]
OWN Announces Fifth Season Renewal of Ava DuVernay's Critically Acclaimed Drama "Queen Sugar" from Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Current season four showrunner Anthony Sparks returns for the fifth season.

[06/06/19 - 10:20 AM]
Ava DuVernay's Critically-Acclaimed Hit Drama Series "Queen Sugar" Announces Five Additional Female Directors for Season Four
This marks 32 female filmmakers the series has hired to make their U.S. scripted television directing debuts.

[05/22/19 - 10:25 AM]
Video: OWN Unveils Season Four Trailer and Key Art of the Critically-Acclaimed Drama Series "Queen Sugar" from Ava DuVernay
The contemporary drama series is back for the fourth consecutive year, following the Bordelon family as they discover Nova (Rutina Wesley) is publishing her memoir which divulges long-held family secrets.

[04/10/19 - 11:25 AM]
Discovery Touts Premium Ad Solutions, Top Portfolio in TV at New York Upfront
Discovery will announce its 2019-20 content slate across its market-leading portfolio of quality brands highlighted by Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Animal Planet, MotorTrend, Travel Channel and Science Channel.

[03/14/19 - 01:01 PM]
"Queen Sugar" Season Four Debuts Wednesday, June 12 on OWN
Continuing a creative initiative established in the show's first season, series creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay has once again assembled an all-female directing team for the fourth consecutive season.

[11/27/18 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 27
Updates include: Paramount Network's "First Wives Club" shifts to Viacom sibling BET; YouTube orders pilot for "Dark Cargo" from Ben Stiller; and Ava DuVernay inks mega-deal with Warner Bros. Television.

[08/08/18 - 10:00 AM]
OWN Announces Fourth Season Renewal of Ava DuVernay's Acclaimed Drama "Queen Sugar" from Warner Horizon Scripted Television
In addition, "Queen Sugar" co-executive producer Anthony Sparks will take the reigns as showrunner/executive producer for season four.

[06/06/18 - 10:36 AM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Announces Remaining Directorial Line-Up in All Female Team Helming Season Three
Additionally, Vivien Ngo, Tony Aidan Vo and Elyse Dinh McCrillis are all slated to recur.

[06/04/18 - 05:12 PM]
"Queen Sugar" Season Premiere on OWN Delivers 2.1 Million Viewers and Ranks as #1 Cable Telecast for Women 25-54
OWN further spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 29.

[05/15/18 - 10:48 AM]
Video: OWN Unveils Extended Trailers of "Queen Sugar" & New Original Romantic Drama "Love Is ___"
Look for said launches on May 29 and June 19, respectively.

[03/21/18 - 10:30 AM]
"Queen Sugar" Season Three Debuts with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 on OWN
Continuing a creative initiative established in the show's first season, series creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay has once again assembled an all-female directing team for the third consecutive season.

[10/18/17 - 11:01 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Air "Queen Sugar" Finale After-Show Special Hosted by Oprah Winfrey Wednesday, November 15
Hosted by Oprah Winfrey, who is also an executive producer on the popular drama, the after-show special will feature exclusive interviews with DuVernay, the ensemble cast and an audience of fans.

[10/17/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 17
Updates include: Danny Pino tapped for FX's "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off; Shakira Barrera bound for Netflix's "GLOW"; and Facebook commits to "Five Points" drama.

[08/30/17 - 10:02 AM]
OWN's Acclaimed Drama "Queen Sugar" from Ava DuVernay Returns with Two-Night Midseason Premiere October 3 & 4
"Queen Sugar" chronicles the lives and loves of the Bordelon siblings in Louisiana, starring Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe.

[07/26/17 - 09:02 AM]
Award-Winning Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Expands Creative Partnership with Oprah Winfrey Via First-Look Deal with Harpo Films for Television and Digital Media
Additionally, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced it has renewed for a third season DuVernay's critically acclaimed original drama series "Queen Sugar."

[06/29/17 - 09:42 AM]
OWN Scores Highest 2Q Prime Average in Network History in Key W25-54 Demo
OWN further spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/21/17 - 04:12 PM]
OWN Is Tuesday Night's #1 Cable Network for Women with Season Premieres of "Queen Sugar" and "The Haves and the Have Nots"
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 20.

[05/24/17 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 24
Updates include: Netflix cancels Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down"; Matt Corman, Chris Ord to co-run NBC's "The Brave"; and Robert Levine to spearhead "Cleopatra" at Amazon.

[05/22/17 - 11:31 AM]
Video: OWN Unveils Season Two Trailer of Acclaimed Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
The new season will debut with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21.

[04/13/17 - 12:01 PM]
"Queen Sugar" Season Two Debuts with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21 on OWN
Continuing a creative initiative established in the show's first season, series creator Ava DuVernay has once again assembled an all-female directing team for season two.

[03/23/17 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 23
Updates include: Cinemax formally cancels "The Knick"; FOX shifts "Lucifer" episode order; and Amazon preps a trio of comedy pilots.

[12/16/16 - 11:57 AM]
OWN Set to Deliver Its Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Year in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/05/16 - 03:28 PM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Season Finale Ranks as #1 Cable Telecast for Women Wednesday Night Delivering 2.76 Million Total Viewers
OWN further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[10/06/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 6
Updates include: Jim Belushi signs onto Showtime's "Mating"; HBO locks in cast for "Succession" pilot; and David Shore brings "The Good Doctor" to ABC.

[09/28/16 - 10:20 AM]
OWN Delivers Its Highest-Rated, Most-Watched and Highest-Ranked Quarter in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/08/16 - 10:54 AM]
OWN's "Queen Sugar" Delivers Highest-Rated Two-Episode Debut
OWN spins the numbers for Tuesday, September and Wednesday, September 7.

[08/01/16 - 04:09 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces Second Season Renewal of New Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
Produced by Warner Horizon Television, the series will debut commercial-free on Tuesday, September 6.

[07/20/16 - 10:19 AM]
Video: OWN Unveils Extended Trailer of New Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
The series which chronicles the lives and loves of three estranged siblings will debut as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7.

[06/30/16 - 12:33 PM]
"Queen Sugar" to Debut with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, September 6, and Wednesday, September 7 at 10 PM ET/PT on OWN
Led by acclaimed film director Ava DuVernay, who directed the first two episodes, all episodes in the series' debut season are directed by women.

[03/11/16 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 11
Updates include: Freeform's "Switched at Birth" to end after its upcoming season; Odette Annable reports to "Bunker Hill" at CBS; and Patton Oswalt signs onto "HR" at FOX.

[02/23/16 - 12:04 PM]
Bianca Lawson, Greg Vaughan and Henry G. Sanders Join Cast of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
The series chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings who come together after a family tragedy to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.

[02/16/16 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 16
Updates include: A&E cancels its CBS import "Unforgettable"; Freddie Stroma to star in "Time After Time" at ABC; and Joel McHale to topline "The Great Indoors" for CBS.

[02/16/16 - 12:02 PM]
Tina Lifford, Dondre Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett and Nicholas L. Ashe Join Cast of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar"
The series chronicles the lives and loves of the estranged Bordelon siblings who come together after a family tragedy to run an ailing sugarcane farm in the Deep South.

[02/01/16 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy Winner Glynn Turman to Guest Star in OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's New Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar," From Ava DuVernay and Warner Horizon Television
Turman portrays Ernest Bordelon, the patriarch and proud father of Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe).

[01/27/16 - 10:33 AM]
Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe and Omar J. Dorsey Join the Cast of OWN's Original Drama Series "Queen Sugar," From Ava DuVernay and Warner Horizon Television
They join the previously announced Rutina Wesley in the cast.

[01/13/16 - 12:49 PM]
Rutina Wesley to Star in OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's Original Series "Queen Sugar," From Ava DuVernay and Warner Horizon Television
In the series, Wesley will star as Nova Bordelon, a formidable journalist and activist based in New Orleans.

[02/02/15 - 11:02 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay Create New Original Drama Series for OWN
Winfrey will executive produce and appear in multiple episodes in a recurring role.







QUEEN SUGAR (OWN)
Returns Tuesday, September 6
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/6/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's current season will be its last
DESCRIPTION:
(from OWN's web site, September 2021) From award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“When They See Us”), the contemporary drama “Queen Sugar” returns as newlyweds Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Darla (Bianca Lawson) prepare to welcome a new baby while struggling to make financial ends meet. Nova (Rutina Wesley) reaches her breaking point while continuing to expose police and political corruption, and finds unlikely support from a new neighbor, Dominic (McKinley Freeman). Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) explores political opportunities on a national scale as she navigates reconnecting with ex-husband Davis West (Timon Kyle Durrett), while her son Micah (Nicholas Ashe) grapples with college life amid the lasting effects of PTSD and growing confusion over a relationship with his new fraternity brother (Marquis Rodriguez). The expansive cast also includes the family’s matriarch Aunt Violet (Tina Lifford), who finds herself keeping a secret from her family as her husband Hollywood Desonier (Omar J. Dorsey) opens a space for Black men to come together and talk about more than just surface level topics. Meanwhile, longtime family friend and local farmer Prosper Denton (Henry G. Sanders) has an altercation with cops that lands him in the hospital, spurring his daughter Billie (Tammy Townsend) to return home for the first time in 20 years, creating explosive tension among the Bordelon family as long-held resentments are brought to light.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bianca Lawson as Darla Sutton
· Dawn-Lyen Gardner as Charlotte "Charley" Bordelon West
· Dondre Whitfield as Remy Newell
· Ethan Hutchison as Blue Bordelon
· Greg Vaughan as Calvin Gaston
· Henry G. Sanders as Prosper Denton
· Kofi Siriboe as Ralph Angel Bordelon
· Marycarmen Lopez as Reyna Velez
· Nicholas L. Ashe as Micah West
· Omar Dorsey as Hollingsworth "Hollywood" Desonier
· Rutina Wesley as Nova Bordelon
· Tammy Townsend as Billie
· Timon Kyle Durrett as Davis West
· Tina Lifford as Violet Bordelon
· Walter Perez as Romero
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ava DuVernay as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Melissa Carter as EP
· Natalie Baszile as BOOK
· Oprah Winfrey as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Array Filmworks
· Forward Movement
· Harpo Films
· Warner Horizon Television