Ryan O’Neal Blames His OWN Series Failure on Oprah

by | April 13, 2012 at 11:44 AM | TV News

Tatum and Ryan O'Neal (Photo: OWN)

Ryan O’Neal is still bitter over the failure of his OWN reality series, “Ryan & Tatum: The O’Neals,” in which he starred with his estranged daughter, Tatum, on Oprah’s start-up network last year.

When asked about Winfrey’s recent admission that she wasn’t prepared for how difficult launching a cable network would be, O’Neal says he deserved to know that before they signed up for the venture.

“I wish we had known that … she should have told us,” O’Neal said to TMZ.

O’Neal, who didn’t exactly come off as Father of the Year on the series, isn’t worried about his portrayal or the poor ratings affecting his reputation.

“No, because nobody saw it … I don’t know if Oprah saw it,” O’Neal said.

The 70-year-old actor has previously blasted Oprah over the show; last fall he claimed the show was “faked” and that he and Tatum “only reconciled on the show, not in life.”

So, how is that Oprah’s fault?