OWN launching “Super Soul Sunday”

The cable net's Sunday morning programming block will feature episodes of Oprah's Soul Series, feature-length docs and shorts from Rainn Wilson's prodco, Soul Pancake.
September 29, 2011

We’ve all heard of Super Bowl Sunday – now, prepare for Super Soul Sunday, coming to audiences courtesy of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

The three-hour programming block slated for Sunday mornings premieres on October 16. It’ll include never-before-seen episodes of Oprah’s Soul Series, which features in-depth conversations between Winfrey and assorted authors, thinkers and spiritual leaders; feature-length documentaries including Jonas Elrod’s Wake Up and Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Cancer; and short form content from Soul Pancake, the prodco co-founded by Rainn Wilson, star of the U.S. version of The Office.

The network says the programming block is “designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them.”

Elrod’s film examines his sudden spiritual awakening, which he says has enabled him to see angels and demons as well as auras and ghosts, and the journey he and his girlfriend took across the U.S. to try to learn more about the phenomenon. Carr’s film, coproduced with Brian Fassett, follows the young actress as she devlves into holistic healing and alterntaive medicine to help treat her advanced stage cancer.

The Elrod doc will premiere on October 16, while Carr’s film will air the week after.

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