We never thought we hear about the end of Oprah in afternoon television! But news just broke that the talk show queen will be ending her daytime run in 2011.
Yes, it’s true. According to the AP, after 20 years on the air, Oprah is throwing in the towel. They report that she will announce the news officially on her show tomorrow, Friday November 20th.
According to the report, Oprah will be focusing all of her energy on a cable channel of her own, which ironically will be named “OWN.”
A spokeswoman for Harpo confirmed Thursday evening that she will make the statement on Friday. The plans were first reported by WABC, the ABC station in New York City.
The statement reads: “The sun will set on the Oprah show as its 25th season draws to a close on September 9, 2011.”
CBS Television Distribution said, “We have the greatest respect for Oprah and wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors. We know that anything she turns her hand to will be a great success. We look forward to working with her for the next several years, and hopefully afterwards as well.”
We’re so sad to hear this! None of the other talk shows are like Oprah. She is able to mix the heart-wrenching stories with the uplifting ones, and bring attention to important causes like no one else can. We will miss Oprah every afternoon!