OWN shows announced, including reality Oprah

| | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0)

Leave it to the synergy genius of Oprah & Co. to find a way for the daytime talk queen to be in two places at once.

Oprah's new cable network debuts next January. But her daytime talk show will run through September 2011, and her talk show contract forbids her to appear in another talk show on the cable network until the original gig ends. So does that mean we won't see Oprah on the Oprah Winfrey Network for its first nine months?

Of course not. In fact, not only will she be the promotional face of OWN as it launches, but the New York Times reports today that one of OWN's first shows will be a reality show ... about the end of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

"Behind the Scenes: Oprah's 25th Season" will begin airing on OWN when the network starts in January.

Says the NYT:

Christina Norman, the chief executive of OWN, said in a telephone interview that "Behind the Scenes" was, "the thing that everybody wants to see, in some ways: How does it get made? What happens when it goes wrong and what happens when it goes right?"
She said the producers would compile the weekly episodes as quickly as possible. Ms. Winfrey will share her memories about her talk show in "Behind the Scenes."

Four other OWN shows are being announced today:


  • "Kid-napped," in which children rescue allegedly workaholic parents

  • "Miracle Detectives," in which spiritual skeptics investigate such matters with believers

  • "Sentenced," which chronicles a women's prison in Indiana

  • "Search," in which a woman finds long-lost family members

In other news, Oprah's favorite interior designer, Chicago's Nate Berkus, is indeed getting his own show -- but not on OWN. "The Nate Berkus Show" will launch in the fall in syndication through NBC.

0 TrackBacks

Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: OWN shows announced, including reality Oprah.

TrackBack URL for this entry: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/29175

Leave a comment


Type the characters you see in the picture above.


Archives

February 2010

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28            

Pages

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Thomas Conner published on February 2, 2010 9:25 AM.

Leno to Oprah: It's egotistical not to go back was the previous entry in this blog.

Oprah announces diabetes tests is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.