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A New Year Brings A New Network

A New Year Brings A New Network

Looking for some new programming to watch in 2011?  One woman is making sure there will be plenty.  As Oprah Winfrey’s network talk show completes its 25th and final season, a new Oprah endeavor is born.  OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) is set to launch January 1st, 2011 debuting a lineup of shows that would interest any Oprah fan and then some.

OWN will begin airing on what we all currently know as the Discovery Health Channel.  Some shows you may already watch like Mystery Diagnosis and Deliver Me will still air on OWN along with the new lineup.  If you’re not too sure about what to expect from the new network, you should tune in January 1st at noon when Oprah will host a show to let viewers in on the new lineup as well as share her vision of OWN.  

On January 2nd you can expect to settle in with Oprah’s most famous experts like Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, and Suze Orman as they host a 2-hour special called Ask Oprah’s All-Stars.  Another show that will debut during OWN’s launch weekend is Oprah Presents Master Class, where some of our most influential public “thought leaders”, like Diane Sawyer, will share their wisdom.  

Oprah will also reveal what it takes to make her long-running network talkshow so successful.  Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes will debut on Saturday with two episodes.  There will also be cooking shows, design shows, reality shows including Miracle Detectives about detectives who investigate events that have defied logic, a show hosted by a sex and relationship therapist that makes house calls, and much much more.


What do you think of Oprah Winfrey’s OWN?

Does OWN sound like a network you would be interested in watching?

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  • didama By didama
    12.30.10  

    I really like Suze Orman. Some of the others are getting a little tired. How much more can we take of Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil. Really?!!!

  • LATeach By LATeach
    12.30.10  

    I think the Masters Class sounds fabulous. I must agree about Dr Phil and Dr Oz. I can watch them occasionally, but could NEVER watch either daily. I do like the Nate Show though - another spin-off from a regular Oprah guest. He doesn't just tell people what to do - he really listens and is not simply an expert - but also a learner.

  • camillion By camillion
    12.30.10  

    I remember watching Oprah when she first began her endeavor back in 1986. I had a new born baby and was living several states away from any family. So Oprah was a Blessing to me every day. I will never forget watching her from day one.... Thanks Oprah for the past 25 years you have given me!

  • jennyjen1234 By jennyjen1234
    01.02.11  

    Yes - I watched for the first time this morning. Love it! I saw the Master Class with Jay Z and two of the Behind the Scenes (Audience going to Australia and Oprah going back to West Virginia. I really like the format of both shows. I am looking forward to the Diane Sawyer Master Class. Thanks Oprah for continuing to educate and entertain!

  • c931trish By c931trish
    01.03.11  

    I have never enjoyed watching talk shows or day time TV of any kind.But I do give Oprah a standing ovation for accompolishing all she has over the years and becoming one of the most successful females on TV.I wish her much success with her new network.

  • lastnerve By lastnerve
    01.03.11  

    I think this is exactly the kind of channel I am looking for. These are people that the public WANTS to see. Something that is not so celebricized. Is that even a word? I'm tired of seeing "celebrities" who are known for NOTHING. It used to be that a person had to have talent. Talent comes from everywhere but not something like a reality show. I like to know that there are informed guests and hosts involved in a network.

  • roselisa202 By roselisa202
    01.03.11  

    I have always enjoyed Oprah. There have been a handful of her shows that I did not enjoy, usually because the guest was someone with whom I could not connect. I believe that Oprah and her staff ask honest questions that the average person would ask, and they have treated their guests with kindness and consideration. I look forward to a new era of Oprah's network. I am sure if she is involved with it, it will succeed.

  • MyEmptyCanvas By MyEmptyCanvas
    01.04.11  

    Yes, it sounds like a network/ channel I'd love to watch, but unfortunately, it is not on any channels here. I did the search on her site - it had my cable company listed, but stated it was not available. Oh well then.

  • happy2 By happy2
    01.04.11  

    I watched it 1-1-11 and it was good, I like the different shows that can be viewed on OWN. I really enjoyed the Master Class. Before the network hit the air, I called my cable company and asked will I be to view OWN and was told yes. She has me as a viewer with my family and friends.

  • oceangirl1 By oceangirl1
    01.04.11  

    What ever Oprah does is amazing............

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