Settle in for a night of comfort with the Oprah Winfrey Network when it premieres Girlfriends Check In, a new series to help viewers feel together while social distancing. It debuts Saturday, May 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Girlfriends Check In on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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OWN is included in Philo’s main 59-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. It also comes with a free seven-day trial, and no credit card is required to sign up:
Once signed up for Philo, you can then watch Girlfriends Check In live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which lets you to watch shows on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.
OWN is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Girlfriends Check In live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most new shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
‘Girlfriends Check In’ Preview
In an effort to remind viewers that we’re all in this together, OWN is bringing different groups of celebrity female friends together each week in this new show Girlfriends Check In. The friends will have virtual get-togethers where they share laughter, support, love, and gossip.
The first few episodes include actress, author, producer and director Meagan Good with her sister La’Myia Good Bellinger, actresses Tasha Smith and Grace Byers from Empire, The Real host Loni Love, comedian and internet personality B. Simone, actress/TV personality Tami Roman, and celebrity hairstylist Robbi Rogers, plus the preview video promises Anika Noni Rose, Kim Fields, Lisa Silvera, Carla Hall, Tisha Campbell, Kym Whitley, Holly Robinson Peete, AJ Johnson, Tamela Mann, Erica Campbell, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and Yolanda Adams.
“Now more than ever before we want to provide our audience with programming that unites and uplifts us,” said the president of OWN Tina Perry in a statement. “We are excited to bring together sisterhood on Saturday nights, and we are grateful to Iyanla and all of the girlfriends for sharing hope and a little bit of light during this time.”
The press release teases, “Good girlfriends can get you through anything in life – especially during quarantine. With the help of a little tech and a lot of sisterhood, 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.”
So far, OWN has ordered six episodes of the new series. It premieres in conjunction with Fear Not with Iyanla Vanzant, which looks to provide “guidance on how to live beyond fear, one step at a time” from self-help guru Vanzant of Fix My Life.
Girlfriends Check In airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.