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“Girlfriends Check In” — a new series on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network — pandemic self-care in a virtual space.
By Lapacazo Sandoval, Contributing Writer
Published May 28, 2020

Despite these unpredictable times with the COVID-19 pandemic still doing its damage especially to the African-American and Latino population. There is an Ethiopian proverb that says: If you pick up one end of the stick you also pick up the other. Standing on this wisdom it’s vital that Black women take the time to take care of the most important person in the world —us. We Black and Brown women are strong no doubt but we have a history of putting others before ourselves and that lack of self-care has proven deadly for us. Deadly for our families, the community, and the advancement in all areas from the largest to the smallest.

We deserve self-care. We deserve the peace of mind.

Tisha Campbell

It’s with this in mind that OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network created “Girlfriends Check-In” , the new all-female Saturday night virtual reality show that’s packed with celebrity friends who have come together —virtually for an uplifting and light-hearted conversation focusing on love, friendship and wellness – spilling the tea about past and present relationships along the way.

So tag your Saturday nights for 10 p.m. ET/PT because “Girlfriends Check-In” follows Iyanla Vanzant’s special “Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant” (9 p.m. ET/PT).

Holly Robinson Peete

“Girlfriends Check-In” was created with the belief that good girlfriends can get you through anything in life – especially during the quarantine. With the help of a little tech and a lot of sisterhoods, each week different female celebrity friends will hold a virtual chat room “check-in” – spilling the tea about their relationships, their families, sharing new recipes, and reminding us that we are truly all in this together.

The six-episode series is produced by Critical Content.

Tamela Mann

“Girlfriends Check-In” includes real conversations with actress Tisha Campbell, comedian, and actress Kym Whitley, actress Holly Robinson Peete, fitness trainer and life coach AJ Johnson, celebrity chef Carla Hall, actress Anika Noni Rose (“Power”, “Dreamgirls”), actress Kim Fields and transformational coach Lisa Silvera, Tika Sumpter (“Mixed-ish”, “The Haves and The Have Nots”) and her business partner Thai Randolph, actress Ryan Michelle Bathe (“All Rise”, “This Is Us”), Susan Kelechi Watson (“This Is Us”, “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”), and gospel music legends Yolanda Adams, Tamela Mann, Erica Campbell, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Meagan Good with her sister La’Myia Good Bellinger, and actresses Tasha Smith and Grace Byers from “Empire.” “The Real” host Loni Love along with comedian and internet star B. Simone, actress and television personality Tami Roman, and celebrity hairstylist Robbi Rogers.

Yolanda Adams

Check out a first-look of “Girlfriends Check-In” HERE

Official episode breakdown:

Episode 103: Saturday, May 30 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT):

Girlfriends: Carla Hall, Anika Noni Rose, Kim Fields, Lisa Silvera

Celebrity chef Carla Hall rounds up her crew in different cities to swap recipes, inspiration, and compassion during a time when the outside world is off-limits.

Episode 104: Saturday, June 6 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT):

Carla Hall

Girlfriends: Meagan Good, La’Myia Good Bellinger, Tasha Smith, Grace Byers, with guest appearances by DeVon Franklin, Trai Byers & Eric Bellinger, and Meagan Good catch up with her sister and friends to talk beauty regimens and staying faith-centered during uncertain times, with surprise pop-ins from the husbands.

Episode 105: Saturday, June 13 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT):

Girlfriends: Tika Sumpter, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Susan Kelechi Watson, Thai Randolph

Tika and Susan bring their girlfriends together from coast to coast to chat about motherhood, career, and life balance, as they share beauty secrets and how-to tips on staying relaxed during the quarantine.

Ryan Michelle Bathe

Episode 106: Saturday, June 20 (10 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/PT):

Girlfriends: Tisha Campbell, Kym Whitley, Holly Robinson Peete, AJ Johnson

Tisha and her gal pals dish on men, dating, loving yourself, and raising your family in a hilarious girls night in you don’t want to miss.

http://www.oprah.com/app/girlfriends-check-in.html

Lisa Silvera

Thai Randolph

Tika Sumpter

A.J. Johnson

Susan Kelechi Watson

Kim Fields

Anika Noni Rose

Kym Whitley

La’Myia Good Bellinger

Erica Campbell

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Grace Byers

Meagan Good

Tasha Smith

Tami Roman

Robbi Rogers

B Simone

Loni Love

 

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