Updated: Oprah Will Have A Primetime Show Of Her Own


The daytime diva will do a new thing on her OWN network in primetime.
Oprah Winfrey will appear in her own nighttime show on her own network next year. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal,Oprah's Next Chapter will run two or three times weekly on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The show, expected to debut later in 2011, will take Winfrey away from the studio setting that has been her home for her syndicated The Oprah Winfrey Show over the past quarter century. That show will conclude its run in September.
OWN, a joint venture between Winfrey's Harpo's Inc. and cable programmer Discovery Communications Inc., is now slated to bow on Jan. 1, 2011, after several early starts and fits.
News of Oprah's Next Chapter will be announced as part of Discovery Communications' upfront presentation to the advertising community in New York today.
OWN officials will also talk up four other news shows during the upfront:
* Visionaries: Inside The Creative Mind: The weekly one-hour series from Radical Media will take viewers inside the creative processes of the likes of Academy Award-winning director James Cameron, Grammy-winner Lady Gaga, photographer Annie Leibowitz, fashion designer Tom Ford, and The Black Eyed Peas fouding member will.i.am.;
*Your Own Show: Oprah's Search For The Next TV Star (working title): This show's for those who think they can join the ranks of other Oprah-daytime protégés like Nate Berkus, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Rachael Ray. OWN is teaming with Mark Burnett Productions, with details scheduled to be announced on The Oprah Winfrey Show in May.;
*Gayle King Live!: OWN will invite viewers to start their day Oprah's best friend and O, The Oprah Magazine's editor-at-large Gayle King. Her hit radio show will come to the network daily for one hour; and
*Why Not? With Shania Twain: Produced by Gay Rosenthal Productions, the series will give the country music star a forum to open about the tragedies in her personal life and how she's moving on.
The shows joins the previously announced series: Behind The Scenes: The Oprah Show Final Season, Breaking Down The Bars, Enough Already, In The Bedroom With Dr. Laura Berman, Inside With Lisa Lang, Kidnapped By The Kids, The Miracle Detectives,The Swell Life, Searching and Oprah Presents: Masters Class.
The latter, in which Winfrey has handpicked some of the most intriguing people of our time to share their stories, insights, and lives: has confirmed Jay-Z, Bono, Simon Cowell, Lorne Michaels, Toni Morrison and Condoleezza Rice as guests.