Is Oprah Winfrey close to ending her talk show?
Winfrey is developing a new cable channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network, with Discovery Communications, and the company's CEO said in a conference call Friday that Winfrey will not renew her syndicated talk show contract when it expires in September 2011.
"The expectation is that after that, her show will go off of ABC in syndication and she will come to OWN," Discovery CEO David Zaslav said, according to the Chicago Tribune. "We're talking now about what the presence will be and what kind of programming she would be involved in directly. But this is her Chapter 2, and building the OWN brand online and on-air is . . . a core mission for her."
But Winfrey's production company says nothing is settled.
"She has not made a final decision as to whether she will continue her show in syndication after her contract expires in 2011," Harpo representative Lisa Halliday said.
What do you think? Are you ready for The Oprah Winfrey Show to come to an end?