Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is kicking off 2011 with the launch of her new network, and the slate of new programming for the first day features everyone from Jay-Z to sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman. 

The Oprah Winfrey Network, which will air on what used to be Discovery Health in 85 million homes, will broadcast specials, original documentaries and acquired movies alongside 22 announced original series, many of which will be previewed on New Year's Day.  Below, you can check our hour-by-hour guide of what to expect from the launch of OWN. (All times in ET/PT)

Oprah on the launch of OWN: It's been a "one big old challenge"

Countdown to OWN
12 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Countdown to the historic launch of OWN with messages from the networks' stars and previews of what's to come.

Oprah's Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network
12 p.m.
In this 60-minute special, Winfrey gives viewers a sneak peek of her favorite shows slated to premiere on OWN and explains the network's mission to "entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives."

Sneak Peek: Kidnapped by the Kids
1 p.m.

This series asks the question: Can work-crazed parents learn a lesson in parenting from their children? Watch as kids stand up to their workaholic parents and try to make their voices heard.

Oprah Presents Master Class — Jay-Z
2 p.m.
Master Class takes an even deeper look at the celebs you thought you knew best. The first episode focuses on Jay-Z as he recounts his rise from the Brooklyn projects to superstardom and what he's learned in the process about integrity, failure and knowing your truth.

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Sneak Peek: Enough Already with Peter Walsh
3 p.m.
This series stars organization and clutter expert Peter Walsh as he helps families purge themselves of overwhelming clutter that is taking over their homes and lives.

Sneak Peek: Searching For...
4 p.m.
A new docu-series that follows the work and life of professional investigative genealogist Pam Slaton — who also happens to be a stay-at-home mom and New Jersey housewife!

Sneak Peek: Miracle Detectives
5 p.m.
Follow two investigators — one a believer in miracles and the other a skeptical scientist — as they travel the world to solve mysteries that transcend logic.

Oprah's Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network
6 p.m. (repeat)

Oprah Presents Master Class — Jay-Z
7 p.m. (repeat)

Season 25: Behind the Scenes
(Episode 1)
8 p.m.
For the first time ever, go behind the scenes of the final season of Winfrey's daytime talk show. In the debut episode, Oprah and her staff plan the super-secret premiere, and the stakes are high.

Season 25: Behind the Scenes (Episode 2)
9 p.m.
Winfrey and her team travel to film on location, where technical difficulties and a rift between producers create problems for the show.

Oprah's Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network
10 p.m. (repeat)

Sneak Peek: In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman
11 p.m.
Watch as relationship and sex expert Dr. Laura Berman makes house to find out what is really going on with troubled couples and how it affects their sex lives.

Which show are you most excited for?