Oprah Winfrey has announced the flagship lineup for her Oprah Winfrey Network, which she'll launch on January 1, 2011. It's a mix of shows that capitalizes on Winfrey's strengths, including programs about spirituality, health, celebrities, children and families, and hard-hitting investigative documentaries. Winfrey herself presented the lineup to advertisers on Thursday. Let's take a look at the 15 titles in the starting lineup:
Behind the Scenes: The Oprah Show Final Season: Cameras have already started following Winfrey for this documentary series about the swan-song season of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Breaking Down the Bars: A one-hour nonfiction show about women in prison who seek to find redemption for their transgressions.
Enough Already: Organization expert Peter Walsh helps people get rid of the clutter in their lives.
Gayle King Live!: O, The Oprah Magazine's editor-at-large (and Winfrey's longtime friend) will televise her popular radio show daily.
In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman: The sex therapist will help couples with their intimacy problems. Based on Berman's Sirius XM radio show.
Inside with Lisa Ling: Ling, an investigative journalist and regular Oprah Winfrey Show contributor, will infiltrate various subcultures, including American militias and mail-order brides.
Kidnapped by the Kids: On this tear-jerking reality show, kids confront their parents about the lack of time they spend together. During each hour, each family will give up electronic devices and go on a family vacation.
The Miracle Detectives: This news magazine explores events that seem impossible — but are they?
Oprah Presents: Master Class: Winfrey hand-picked the subjects of this one-hour interview show, who she calls the most intriguing people of our time. Featuring Bono, Simon Cowell, Jay-Z, Lorne Michaels, Toni Morrison and Condoleezza Rice.
Oprah's Next Chapter: The centerpiece of the OWN Network, Next Chapter is essentially an itinerant version of The Oprah Winfrey Show, in which Winfrey travels to her interview subjects all over the world. In her presentation, she mentioned that the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China are on her initial list of destinations. It's important to note that it — and the Behind the Scenes program, of course — are thus far the only programs on which she'll appear.
Searching: Genealogist Pam Slaton will help reunite people separated by adoption, tragedy or otherwise.
The Swell Life: This documentary series introduces us to former competitive surfer Izzy Paskowitz and his family — including wife Danielle and their three children, one of whom is autistic — and their burgeoning surfing school.
Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind: Winfrey's favorite artists, musicians and filmmakers will deconstruct their approach to the creative process. The first season will feature profiles of photographer Annie Leibovitz, the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, filmmaker James Cameron, fashion designer Tom Ford and pop star Lady Gaga.
Why Not? With Shania Twain: The country-pop superstar chronicles her life after her marriage to producer Robert "Mutt" Lange ended amid allegations of infidelity.
Your Own Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star: Winfrey has made stars of many of her contributors: Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Nate Berkus, to name three. Who's next? That's what this reality-competition show aims to find out.
What do you think of Oprah's new lineup? A fantastic explosion of her talent? Or not enough free stuff? Weigh in in the comments section below.