No need to fold your arms and blink. Oprah Winfrey has powers of her own and in the new season premiere of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, she uses them to summon Jeannie herself, Barbara Eden. A fantasy sitcom that ran for five years before being cancelled by NBC, I Dream of Jeannie also starred Larry Hagman, Bill Daily, and Hayden Rorke.
OWN says: “I Dream of Jeannie star Barbara Eden opens up about her painful personal loss, recalls her time on the show that continues to run nearly 50 years later, and why she decided to put on the ‘Jeannie’ costume one more time, for a very special event.” Watch a preview, below. The new season of Oprah: Where Are They Now? premieres Saturday August 13, at 10:00pm ET/PT.
ALL-NEW SEASON OF “OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?” TO PREMIERE SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 AT 10:00 PM ET/PT ON OWN
Premiere Episode Features Updates With Sir Mix-A-Lot, Kevin Jonas and “I Dream of Jeannie’s” Barbara Eden
August 4, 2016
Los Angeles, CA – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere an all-new season of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” Saturday, August 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, featuring celebrity updates with hip-hop legend Sir Mix-A-Lot, former teen heartthrob Kevin Jonas, and “I Dream of Jeannie” star Barbara Eden.
In the premiere episode of the new season, “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” cameras travel to Seattle, where hip-hop legend and former child of the projects Sir Mix-A-Lot opens the doors to the luxurious mansion he now calls home. He shares what was really behind his $100 million hit “Baby Got Back,” and how he feels about Nicki Minaj sampling the hip-hop classic in her hit “Anaconda.” Then, across the country in New Jersey, former heartthrob Kevin Jonas reveals his new business passion for home construction, and the show’s cameras tag along for a peek at the dream house he is building for himself, wife Danielle, and daughter Alena. Kevin shares what was behind the breakup of The Jonas Brothers, and what his relationships with Nick and Joe are like today. Then, “I Dream of Jeannie” star Barbara Eden opens up about her painful personal loss, recalls her time on the show that continues to run nearly 50 years later, and why she decided to put on the “Jeannie” costume one more time, for a very special event.
Upcoming episodes include:
Saturday, August 20 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
Hard-rocking Sammy Hagar reveals how leaving Van Halen was the best thing for his evolution as a songwriter, performer and businessman; three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton opens up about the misdiagnosis that nearly destroyed her; in a backstage visit with Rain Pryor at her one-woman show, the former “Head of the Class” star reflects on life with her father, groundbreaking comedian Richard Pryor, plus original OC Real Housewife Jeana Keough.
Saturday, August 27 (10 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET/PT)
Geri “Ginger Spice” Horner at home in London, reveals how she finally found lasting love, overcoming the eating disorder she battled while in the Spice Girls, and what “Girl Power” means to her; groundbreaking “Yo! MTV Raps” host Ed Lover looks back on his on-air partnership with Dr. Dre, his syndicated radio show and his newfound career as a standup comedian, and “Family Affair’s” Kathy Garver has a dramatic reunion with the show’s only other surviving cast member 50 years after it premiered.
(P) Saturday, September 10 (10 p.m. 11 p.m. ET/PT)
Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of all time, checks in from their long-running stand at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Marla Gibbs reflects on her groundbreaking television work, plus celebrity updates with the actor who played “Seinfeld’s” Soup Nazi, actress Jennifer Esposito on her horrifying health scare, and the longest-running Doublemint Twins discuss the mental illness that nearly tore them apart; plus Melinda, First Lady of Magic.
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What do you think? Were you a fan of the I Dream of Jeannie TV series? Do you plan to tune in for the Oprah: Where Are They Now? season premiere?