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The Own Network’s highly anticipated new scripted drama, ‘Queen Sugar’ debuts tonight at 10/9 Central. Starring Rutina Wesley (True Blood), Dawn Lyen-Gardner (Luke Cage) and Kofi Siriboe (Awkward.), the television show is based on Natalie Baszile’s acclaimed novel of the same name, which follows the complicated lives of the Bordelon siblings, who lead very different lives. Their diverse and disconnected lives are complicated by the recent inheritance of an 800-acre sugarcane farm in Saint Josephine, LA from their father.

The series directed by Ava DuVernay and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, also stars Glynn Turman, Tina Lifford, Omar J. Dorsey, Timon Kyle Durrett and Dondré T. Whitfield. Baszile serves as a writer on the series, which also features all women directors including Neema Barnette, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Tanya Hamilton.

The two-night series premiere begins tonight at 10/9C on OWN. Check local listings for channel information.

Find out more about OWN’s Queen Sugar at http://www.queensugarown.tv/.

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