Los Angeles, CA — OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the new original docu-series Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals
will premiere Sunday, June 19, from 10–9p.m. ET/PT. The eight episode series launching on Father's Day takes viewers inside the emotional father/daughter relationship of acting dynasty Ryan and Tatum O'Neal as they journey to re-build their once strong bond. Amidst the public scrutiny that has surrounded their life, this is the first time they are coming together after being estranged for 25 years to understand their varied perspectives around those pivotal moments that led to their falling-out and their struggle to piece together their fractured relationship.
In the premiere episode, Tatum returns to Los Angeles to be closer to her father in Malibu, and broaches the subject of seeking professional help to address their history. Later she invites her dad to her birthday party, marking the first time in years he has celebrated with her and they catch a glimpse of the solid relationship they once shared. In subsequent episodes Ryan and Tatum travel to Palm Springs to the film festival screening of Paper Moon
– the 1973 movie they starred in together for which Tatum won the Academy Award. Together they share a moment of reflection as they witness the on-screen bond that was once true-to-life. However, when they attend the Smithsonian induction of Farrah Fawcett's legendary red bathing suit, deep-rooted emotions from the past are provoked for them both, questioning the future of their relationship forever.
The series is produced by Endemol USA. Tatum O'Neal, Ryan O'Neal and R. Greg Johnston are the executive producers. For photography, please visit www.press.discovery.com/us/own
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com
. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own
About Endemol USA
Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. The company produces the hit shows Wipeout, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,Big Brother,
Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a leading international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands and the UK, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 26 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol is owned by a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Mediaset Group and Cyrte Group. For more information, please visit http://www.endemolusa.tv
. Endemol is a privately held company.