In May, after celebrating 25 years of daytime television greatness, Oprah left a void in television that has yet to be replaced. She really set the bar. There hasn’t been a single talk show that has garnered the amount of ratings or attention as The Oprah Show once did. But are we surprised?
Although Oprah left day time television, many felt that they could fill the void with shows from her fairly new network OWN. While there are great shows on OWN, including one of my favorites Oprah’s Lifeclass, ratings haven’t been as great as one would think. Well, things are about to change at OWN because Oprah’s coming back to TV to give everyone the fix they’ve been missing. Yes, you heard correct – Oprah’s back!
On January 1, 2012 Oprah’s Next Chapter will debut on OWN in a 2-hour premier event. After a 7-month hiatus from TV, we’ll get to see Oprah like we’ve never seen her before. Instead of filming live with a studio audience, she’ll be traveling the world interviewing, mingling, and breaking bread with all types of people including newsmakers, real-life families and celebrities such as Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler who will be in the premier episode. During the season we’ll see her journey to Haiti 2 years after a devastating earthquake took the lives of so many and have slumber party with Food Network favorite Paula Deen.
Here’s what Oprah had to say about her new show:
“After 25 years I got myself out of the studio chairs. I moved into the next chapter, and I am having more fun than ever – moving around the country and the world talking to people I’m really interested in getting to know and I think viewers will be, too,” said Winfrey. “It is so energizing to be out and about in the world exploring new people, new places and new ideas.”
This news is amazing. What better way to spend Sunday nights than with family and Oprah? Will you tune in to her new series?
Take a look below at a sneak peek of the new series: