The Oprah Winfrey Network announced its upfront slate on Thursday morning, making officially its plans for a first-time miniseries and finding a lead for recently announced telepic "My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story."
Octavia Spencer, the "Help" Oscar winner, will topline Tulsa -- a two-night scripted event about the largest race riot in U.S. history, where more than 300 people were believed to have been murdered the Oklahoma city. Additionally, singer Toni Braxton will star as "20 Feet From Stardom" singer Darlene Love. The TV movie is set to bow in December.
"Coming off our most watched quarter in network history, we are excited to get to work on these new scripted projects with Octavia and Toni," said OWN president Erik Logan. “By diversifying our programming, we are also growing our audience, and these new projects put us in a great position to take the network to the next level."