Season 25: Oprah Behind... Episodes

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Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes Season 1 episodes

Special Edition #3 Season 1, Episode 31

Oprah and her staffers talk about the finale of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." read more

Farewell Season 1, Episode 30

Staff emotions run high during the taping of the May 25, 2011 finale of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." read more

The Beginning of the End Season 1, Episode 29

From May 2011: Oprah and her staff try not to let their emotions get in the way of their preparations for the final episode. read more

Special Edition #2 Season 1, Episode 28

Oprah and members of her staff talk about being filmed on the job. Also: behind the scenes during the show's final season. read more

The Surprise of Oprah's Life! Season 1, Episode 27

Behind the scenes of the May 17, 2011 taping of Oprah's celebrity-studded farewell shows at Chicago's United Center. The programs aired May 23 and 24, 2011. read more

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts Visit Oprah Season 1, Episode 26

From May 2011: The final shows are approaching, and the producers have cooked up surprises for Oprah, who's seen trying to figure out what they are. The producers are also worried that Tom Hanks might not be able to keep one from her. read more

The Duchess Dilemma Season 1, Episode 25

"Oprah" producers behind the scenes of their final shows: Jack Mori, working on the May 11, 2011 program, which featured Sarah Ferguson; and Jenna Kostelnik and Brian Piotriowicz, seen during the taping of the May 12, 2011 makeover special. read more

Hello, Mr. President Season 1, Episode 24

Behind the scenes for the visit by President and Mrs. Obama (May 2, 2011), and Oprah's trip to New York for the two-part interview with "A Million Little Pieces" author James Frey (May 16 and 17, 2011). read more

Oprah's Outtakes Season 1, Episode 23

Behind the scenes as Kirstie Alley learns that plans for her appearance on the show (April 14, 2011) have changed, and as music legends Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Salt-N-Pepa and Stevie Nicks perform (April 13, 2011). Also: bloopers and blunders (and worries about whether they're funny enough). read more

'Saturday Night Live' Takes Over the Oprah Show Season 1, Episode 22

Behind the scenes of the visit by "Saturday Night Live" alums Tina Fey, Chevy Chase, Dana Carvey, Garrett Morris, Julia Sweeney, Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon (April 25, 2011); and the April 21, 2011 show recalling Gayle King's adventures with Oprah, including their 11-day drive across the U.S. in 2006. They also discussed high-school boyfriends. read more

Rock Star Surprise Season 1, Episode 21

Behind-the-scenes shows featuring Donald Trump and his family (Feb. 7, 2011) and "Talented Kids" (March 12, 2011), including Willow Smith, "Live to Dance" winners D'Angelo Castro and Amanda Carbajales and "itty-bitty" YouTube star Maya Sadler. Also: Lenny Kravitz surprising a teen guitarist. read more

Oscar Night Sick Day Season 1, Episode 20

Oprah gets sick, jeopardizing her Feb. 28, 2011 Oscar wrap-up in Hollywood. read more

The View from Here Season 1, Episode 19

Behind the scenes of shows featuring the ladies of "The View" (Feb. 11, 2011) and Roseanne Barr (Feb. 14, 2011). read more

Special Edition #1 Season 1, Episode 18

Oprah and members of her staff field viewer questions (and some from a celebrity fan as well). Also: behind-the-scenes footage from Oprah's farewell season. read more

Reunions Season 1, Episode 17

Behind the scenes of Diana Ross' visit to the show (Feb. 25, 2011) with her family, and the two-part air-clearing appearance by Oprah's onetime protégé, motivational speaker Iyanla Vanzant (Feb. 16 and 23, 2011). read more

Fashionably Late Season 1, Episode 16

A blizzard hits Chicago, threatening production of two shows. There's also a missing guest. read more

First Lady Michelle Obama Season 1, Episode 15

Behind the scenes of a salute-to-military-families show (Jan. 27, 2011) that featured First Lady Michelle Obama; and the show in which Oprah and members of her staff swore off meat for a week (Feb. 1, 2011). read more

Oprah's Birthday Season 1, Episode 14

Chronicling the Feb. 2, 2011 show, which celebrated Oprah's 57th birthday (Jan. 29). Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler were among the guests. Also: Oprah and the producers deal with a show that seems to have missed the mark. read more

Hugh's High Anxiety Season 1, Episode 13

Behind the scenes on the Jan. 21, 2011 show, telecast from Australia's Sydney Opera House, when there was a mishap involving Hugh Jackman. Other guests on the program were Bono, Olivia Newton-John, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. read more

G'Day Oprah Season 1, Episode 12

Behind the scenes of Oprah's December 2010 trip to Australia with 300 fans. The programs she taped there aired Jan. 18-21, 2011. read more

Oprah's Dinner 'Date' Season 1, Episode 11

Behind the scenes of the Jan. 14, 2011 show, when Suze Orman staged a financial "intervention" for "Octomom" Nadya Suleman. read more

Reconciliation Season 1, Episode 10

Behind the scenes as Oprah meets daytime-talk veterans Phil Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael, Geraldo Rivera, Ricki Lake and Montel Williams (Nov. 10, 2010), and as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of "The Color Purple," joined by Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and other cast members, plus Quincy Jones, who composed the score. read more

President Bush Season 1, Episode 9

Behind the scenes of George W. Bush's appearance (Nov. 9, 2010). The former president's parents, George H.W. and Barbara Bush, were also guests on the show, which included a visit to their Kennebunkport, Maine, compound. read more

Of Favorite Things and Fog Machines Season 1, Episode 8

Behind the scenes of the final "Oprah's Favorite Things" episode. read more

Cold Feet Season 1, Episode 7

Behind the scenes as Oprah selects her "Ultimate Favorite Things" and prepares for the Oct. 11, 2010 show, which featured former LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman. read more

Jacksons, Jacksons and More Jacksons Season 1, Episode 6

Behind the scenes of the Nov. 8, 2010 show, when Michael Jackson's parents, Katherine and Joe, recalled their son's life and the day he died (June 25, 2009), joined by his children, Paris and Princes Michael I and II, and other Jackson family members. read more

The Guest Who Wasn't There Season 1, Episode 5

A power outage disrupts shooting Oprah's camping adventure while back in the studio, an important guest threatens not to go on. read more

Camping Craziness Season 1, Episode 4

Recalling the production team's camping trip in Yosemite National Park, during which cameras haven't been recording a crucial scene. read more

Liza's Razzle Dazzle Season 1, Episode 3

Liza Minnelli visits. Also: Oprah and program producers discuss an upcoming program segment dealing with virginity. read more

Back to West Virginia Season 1, Episode 2

Technical difficulties and squabbling producers threaten the show when it goes on location. Guests include Wynonna and Naomi Judd. read more

Premiere Pressure Season 1, Episode 1

Behind the scenes of Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show throughout its final (2010-11) season. In the opener, Oprah and her staff prepare for the Sept. 13, 2010, season premiere. Guests include John Travolta and Don Johnson. read more

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Premiered: January 01, 2011, on OWN
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Premise: Behind the scenes of Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show throughout its final (2010-11) season.


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