It's Oprah Winfrey's turn to be a guest, not host, on a Chicago-based talk show.
Oprah will appear on Steve Harvey's NBC chatfest Friday at 2 p.m. on WMAQ-Channel 5. In an interview taped last month, Oprah opens up about what she misses most about hosting her own talk show in Chicago and what she has planned for her cable network OWN. And she speaks out for the first time about what she thought about her co-star Terrence Howard's comments about their love scene.
"Everybody thinks I left," she says about the Windy City. "I didn't really leave. I'm between two cities." She says her business is still here (Harpo Studios). Same for her apartment. And she still walks her dogs in the same park, although she won't say which park that is. "I'm back and forth all the time," she says.
Steve Harvey launched his eponymous talker in September to impressive ratings. While other talk shows that debuted that month have already bit the dust (Ricki Lake, Jeff Probst), Harvey has emerged a bit of a surprise hit.
Harvey said having the Queen of Talk on his show feels like "the ultimate role reversal."
"Oprah introduced me to a whole new audience when she had me on her talk show years ago," he said. "So to now have her as a guest on my own show, in my first season, is a dream come true."