Oprah Winfrey Plans to Host New Series

by | April 8, 2010 at 8:16 AM | Oprah, TV News

Oprah Winfrey (Photo: Katy Winn/Getty Images)

Oprah Winfrey (Photo: Katy Winn/Getty Images)

Oprah is headed back to prime-time.

Oprah Winfrey plans to host an evening program titled ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’ on her new cable network, reports the Wall Street Journal.

According to the WSJ, the premise will take Oprah “out of the studio setting that has been her home for 25 years and follow her around the globe for conversations in places such as Egypt and China.”

“I’m going to take viewers with me, going to take celebrities I want to interview with me” all over the world, Winfrey said in an interview.

The hourlong show will air two to three times a week and is slated to debut late next year. The OWN network is scheduled to launch on Jan. 1. Her daytime syndicated talk show, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ ends in September.

The next chapter for Oprah will also include other shows and specials, including a potential series based on her popular book club, since she’s building the network from scratch and has a lot of space to fill. “My name’s going to show up on that grid a lot,” Winfrey said.

The talk-show queen is expected to announce the move Thursday.

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