The old adage is true: all good things must come to an end, including the beloved Oprah Winfrey show of 25 years.
The queen of daytime television announced that the show will not continue past 2011, and she will move on to pursue other projects in her life. According to people.com, a spokesperson announced the “the last day will be Sept 9, 2011 [...] She will speak about it on (Friday’s) live show.”
This mention of new projects brings to light Winfrey’s latest work on her new cable channel, called the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Perhaps she will bring to life another version of her talk show on this channel?
Dose.ca published the following comment made on the CBS TV Distribution’s behalf. “We have the greatest respect for Oprah and wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors,” said the company. “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.”
The “Oprah Winfrey Show,” which has dominated daytime television for the past quarter century, combined aspects of charity, popular culture, self-help, and essentially an uncountable amount of topics. The queen of daytime television will be sorely missed by all, but with the OWN cable channel debuting in January, this is certainly not the last people will see of the beloved hostess.