TV Talk: Get Ready to Get Empowered With T.D. Jakes

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T.D. Jakes is bringing his voice, values and vivacity to TV.

Pastor, best-selling author, film and music producer and entrepreneur  T.D. Jakes shares his wit and wisdom with daytime TV audiences in a new syndicated series. In the eponymous talk show premiering Sept. 12, Jakes will present engaging topics interspersed with personal stories, and have honest conversations with his celebrity and non-celebrity guests (Although Jakes reveals he will try to woo his celeb pals to join him on set — so expect his call Oprah, Tyler Perry, L.L. Cool J and Steve Harvey). A few of the topics the prolific pastor will tackle include: relationships, health, personal struggles, news and even pop culture. And in the series’ first week, Jakes will talk about public shaming, counsel good people who have made bad choices, lead a discussion about race in America, and introduce ordinary people who have faced devastating obstacles, but whose spirits remain unbroken.

Jakes explains that most of his guests will be ordinary people with relatable lives, but does name one dream guest: “I would love to have Beyoncé on my show. I would love to have her and her family,” Jakes says. “She is an amazing, stellar performer; she is fantastic at what she does. But I want to go beyond what she does, to who she is.”

Take a look at the set of T.D. Jakes!

Jakes is bringing his over 40 years of pastoral and leadership experience to a new realm, and says that the series feels like an extension of his life’s work. He says “For me, this is not a new experience; it’s a continuation of a lifelong endeavor to be uplifting, to encourage people, to help them explore the best possibilities for their lives. It’s what I’ve given my life to; it’s just a new audience to which I can be myself.” Bob Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Programming for TEGNA Media, which is producing the series, explains Jakes’ appeal. “T.D. Jakes is a powerful, highly visible and well respected figure across a variety of media and social platforms. His inimitable approach and innate ability to connect with people will bring a welcome, positive new addition to the daytime television landscape.”

T.D. Jakes is a Dallas-based pastor, entrepreneur, author and businessman, whose reach extends far beyond the pulpit of his 30,000-member church, The Potter’s House. Jakes is has authored more than 40 books, including New York Times bestsellers, Destiny and Instinct. He has also produced Grammy Award winning music and feature films including Miracles from Heaven, starring Jennifer Garner, Sparkle and Jumping the Broom. Additionally, T.D. Jakes has advised the last three U.S. Presidents, and is a frequent commentator for cable news outlets CNN, MSNBC and The Fox News Channel.

T.D. Jakes premieres in syndication on Sept 12 (find T.D. Jakes in your area); and starting on Sept 19, the series will also air Monday through Friday at 6pm ET/PT on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network.


  1. Hello I live in South Africa I would like to know when is the show going to be aired in South Africa? I love TD JAKES and I’m really looking forward to it.

  2. I want to offer a free pastoral care session to your audience participants on Simple Strategies for Success:Living on Purpose

  3. I can’t believe that a well respected pastor like T D Jakes would have someone on the show that believes there is more than one way to heaven. That is not the gospel message. Oprah has had this view for many years and is WRONG! What’s wrong also is that Oprah owns the rights to the show. We all know how that influences the outcome.

  4. Dear Pastor Jakes, thank you so much for your show on Alzheimers. My 70 year old aunt has Advanced Alzheimers and it is hard. My husband just passed on April 27, 2016 and now helping and caring for her. God is keeping us and giving me strength daily.

  5. I were watching.Bishop T.D Jakes today October 3-2016.Bishop had on his show a program for EX-Offender for Culinary School.Founder is Brandon i did’nt get Brandon contract information.I would greatly appreciate that information.

  6. I watch T.D. Jakes every afternoon at 4pm on WCSH in Maine. It is one of the best talk shows ever aired. He has just common every day folks with heartwarming stories, he is so caring. Very good show.

  7. I watched your show helping the younger and middle age group find dates but what about us older woman who are still vital, I’m 72 and still have a lot of life in me I became a widow in 1993, met a strong healthy vital man 15 months after that and he and I had dated exclusively throughout the onset of his multiple health challenges until his death December 28,2010. I would love to date again please help.

    • Hi Deb,
      I didn’t see any listings for that area of Kansas, but if you receive any Denver channels, it airs on KUSA (Channel 9) 1-2pm) and KTVD (Channel 20) from 10-11am.

      If you aren’t receiving Denver channels, T.D. Jakes also airs on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network every night at 6pm ET/PT, 5pm CT.

    • Hi Ruby,
      I would love to help you find T.D. Jakes in your area, but it appears there are multiple states with towns named Danville. If you share your state, I may be able to help. In the meantime, you can catch T.D. Jakes every night on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network at 6pm ET/PT, 5pm CT.

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