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The Greenleaf family, which runs sprawling Memphis megachurch Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, appears to be a loving and caring clan. But beneath it is their unscrupulous world with scandalous secrets and lies, and their sprawling Memphis megachurch with predominantly African-American members.
Oprah Winfrey is not the star of Greenleaf, arriving Tuesday on Winfrey's OWN network. But she has the juiciest part, among a lot of juicy parts, in this soapy new drama series about a black megachurch in Memphis, Tenn.
Oprah Winfrey comes down from her mountaintop to play a recurring character in Greenleaf, a new drama premiering Wednesday on OWN, but the boldest bit of casting here is its setting: a Memphis megachurch, where Elvis Presley takes a back seat to Jesus.
No one really does anything. They just pair up in different configurations to chew the fat about things and subtly insult each other while wearing stiff clothes and looking uncomfortable in rooms that are a bit too formal.