Hip hip hooray – Greenleaf is here to stay… for another season at least. Fans of the hit OWN Network series are in luck as news just hit that Greenleaf got greenlit and picked up for their third seaaon.
And that’s not all the news the network gave; actor Rick Fox, who portrays journalist Darius Nash, has been upped to a series regular for the new season.
“We can’t wait to see what another season of ‘Greenleaf’ will bring,” said Erik Logan, President, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. “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.”
“We’re excited to extend our relationship with Oprah Winfrey and the OWN team for a third season of the hit series ‘Greenleaf,’” said Lionsgate Executive Vice President & Head of Worldwide Scripted Television Chris Selak. “The combination of a brilliant creator, an incredibly talented cast and inspirational music have positioned ‘Greenleaf’ for a long run, and we can hardly wait to see where the third season takes us.”
Previously announced, the second half of season two will return with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
And keeping in mind that “Greenleaf” is indeed a hit television show, we’ve got receipts – well stats at least: “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.
Can I get a boo-yah! I say we all owe a huge congratulations and round of applause to both the OWN network and it’s lovely leader, Ms. Oprah Winfrey!
- By Monique C. Tillman