Oprah is set to announce plans for an evening show on her new Oprah Winfrey Network, the Wall Street Journal’s Sam Schechner reported.
The announcement, expected Thursday, will answer the lingering, overarching questions about the network, most recently raised by New York Magazine: to what degree will Oprah herself appear on the network that bears her name, and to what degree can the network succeed without her appearing on it?
Before Thursday’s planned announcement, Oprah had been reluctant to commit to appearing on a show on the network, a joint venture with Discovery Communications. Her syndicated daytime talk show will go off the air in 2011.
The evening show will be titled “Oprah’s Next Chapter” and will feature Oprah globetrotting with celebrity friends to locales like Egypt and China.
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“I’m going to take viewers with me, going to take celebrities I want to interview with me,” she told the Wall Street Journal.