Oprah and Shania Twain
Oprah Winfrey is leaving daytime for primetime: The talk show queen will host a multi-night program on her upcoming network OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Dubbed Oprah's Next Chapter, the show will air two or three times a week and will feature Winfrey globe-trotting to interview prominent figures.
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The show is expected to premiere late next year, after Winfrey signs off of The Oprah Winfrey Show
in September 2011. OWN is scheduled to launch Jan. 1 under the Discovery umbrella."My vision for OWN is to create a network that inspires our viewers and makes them want to be who they are on their best day," Winfrey said in a statement.
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Other OWN series includes Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind
, Your Own Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star
, Gayle King Live!
and Why Not? with Shania Twain
, stars such as the Black Eyed Peas, Annie Leibovitz and Tom Ford will give viewers a look inside their creative processes.Your Own Show
is exactly what its title says: Winfrey, teaming up with reality guru Mark Burnett, goes on the prowl for the next big small-screen talent.
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will bring King
's radio show to television, while Why Not?
will chronicle Twain
's life since her marriage to music producer Robert "Mutt" Lange ended in 2008 amid reports that he had an affair.