"At the end of January my new series on OWN will launch," Ling tells TV Guide Magazine. "It's called Our America. And it's a window into who we are as Americans." The former co-host of The View continued: "I'm excited because I grew up as a Chinese-American not really feeling like I fit in anywhere, and this is a look at who we are at our most inspiring and our most beautiful, but also our most challenging and darkest."
Ling, who's been a frequent correspondent for Winfrey's syndicated talk show, says she's looking forward to the debut of both her series and the entire network. "I've been working in the Oprah world for a long time, and I honestly feel so honored to be part of it because Oprah has always done everything with integrity," says Ling. "And that's been really, really important to her. I just appreciate that she's allowing me the opportunity, and I hope people respond to the programming on OWN, because while I think it's going be incredibly entertaining, I think it's going be impactful at the same time."
Ling will also continue to turn up on The Oprah Winfrey Show throughout its final season — just don't ask her when. "They call me last minute to do a lot of things, so honestly if I do [have appearances coming up] I don't know about them yet! But, yeah, I'll be on fairly regularly until the show ends."