OWN's Greenleaf to return for a fourth edition after delivering season-high

The announcement was made after Greenleaf delivered a season-high in its Wednesday time period with more than 2.3 million viewers and a 1.90 rating


                            OWN's Greenleaf to return for a fourth edition after delivering season-high

Lady Mae fans, rejoice! OWN has cleared the way for the fourth season of 'Greenleaf'. The drama from Lionsgate is written by executive producer Craig Wright and deals with churches goers, godmen and the struggle for power. Clement Virgo, Kriss Turner Towner, and Oprah Winfrey are also executive producers for the show.

The series stars Merle Dandridge as Grace Greenleaf, Lynn Whitfield as Lady Mae Greenleaf, and Keith David as Bishop Greenleaf. Season three's guest stars include the legendary Patti LaBelle as Maxine Patterson, Iyanla Vanzant appearing as herself, and Beau Bridges as Bob Whitmore.



 

The show made its season three debut a couple of weeks ago and this update comes as big news for fans. The announcement was made after the acclaimed drama delivered a season-high in its Wednesday time period with more than 2.3 million viewers and a 1.90 rating in the network’s key women 25-54 demo. It was also the #1 telecast of the night for African American viewers across all of broadcast and cable. Year to date, OWN boasts five of the top 20 original scripted series on ad-supported cable among W25-54, more than any other network.

"'Greenleaf' is a cornerstone of our scripted programming slate and pulls in millions of viewers each week with its unique storylines and powerful characters," said Erik Logan, president, OWN. "We are very proud of this show, the incredible cast, producers, and crew, and can’t wait for more twists and turns from the 'Greenleaf' family in season four." The show airs every Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

Gregalan Williams, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Erica Anderson, Craig Wright, Kim Hawthorne, and Merle Dandridge attend 'Greenleaf' Season 2 Press Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel on February 3, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia (Getty Images)
Gregalan Williams, Deborah Joy Winans, Tye White, Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Erica Anderson, Craig Wright, Kim Hawthorne, and Merle Dandridge attend 'Greenleaf' Season 2 Press Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel on February 3, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia (Getty Images)
 

This Wednesday's all-new episode puts a strain on the already fragile relationships in the church. The Bishop (Keith David) and Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) make alternate plans after Clara (Donna Biscoe) denies them the check for the IRS bill. Grace (Merle Dandridge) tends to Sophia (Desiree Ross) when a medical emergency sends her daughter to the hospital.

'Greenleaf' follows the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family with scandalous secrets and lies, and their sprawling Memphis megachurch with predominantly African-American members. The series' lead characters are Bishop James Greenleaf and Lady Mae Greenleaf, who are the patriarch and matriarch of the Greenleaf family. Trouble begins when Grace Greenleaf, their estranged daughter returns home after 20 years following the mysterious death of her sister, Faith.