OWN is talking to Sarah Ferguson, the former Duchess of York, about a docuseries, not a primetime talk show, a network spokesperson confirmed.
Ferguson made headlines earlier this year when she was caught trying to sell access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, to a British tabloid for £500,000. Ferguson, who has been a frequent target of the dogged British press, appeared on Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show last May to offer a tearful mea culpa for the ill-advised scheme, which resulted in Ferguson being videotaped accepting an initial payment.
The Daily Mail first reported that Fergurson was in talks to host a primetime talk show on OWN.
"We have had initial conversations with Sarah Ferguson about a docuseries, not a talk show, but there is nothing to announce at this time," said an OWN spokesperson.
OWN, a joint venture between Winfrey and Discovery, is set to launch Jan. 1, 2011.
The network announced July 26, that is has lined up a bevy of Hollywood boldface names for its monthly documentary "club." Julia Roberts, Forest Whitaker, Goldie Hawn, Gabriel Byrne and Mariel Hemingway will produce documentaries that "explore human interaction, relationships and emotions," OWN COO Lisa Erspamer said in statement.