They were two of the most successful daytime talk show hosts of all time, but can new shows from Oprah Winfrey and Rosie O'Donnell save OWN? Discovery is sure hoping so. The communications giant is airing the premieres of The Rosie Show and Oprah's Lifeclass across five Discovery networks, starting Oct. 10 at 7 pm EST. Check the deets via a press release after the jump!
What does Oprah have up her sleeve for OWN next? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the young cable network is developing Secret Talent Scout, a series that “will center on a group of talent scouts who go undercover in search of untapped talent across the U.S.”
No premiere date has been set.
Rosie O’Donnell’s returns to TV on October 10, when her new talk show The Rosie Show kicks off and hopefully helps boost OWN’s less than impressive ratings. In an interview with O Magazine, O’Donnell talks about her divorce, her time on The View and her very public feud with Donald Trump, Zap2it reports.
Will you be watching The Rosie Show? Check out clip from Rosie's first day on the job after the jump!
How about them apples? TV Guide is reporting The Mighty O will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her huge charitible contributions made over the years. The talk show maven will receive the award on Nov 12 at the third annual Governors Awards, along with actor James Earl Jones and make up artist Dick Smith who are also receiving honorary Oscars.
TV Guide's Damian Hollbrook is reporting Oprah and OWN will debut OWN Your Life featuring the best of The Oprah Winfrey Show. The Mighty O revealed the information at the Television Critics Association, and calls the new show "teaching tools." OWN Your Life is being touted as a class and will showcase coursework on Oprah.com and an online class. The show will premiere Oct.10 at 8 PM EST and run Monday through Fridays.
Kim’s Zimmer’s I’m Just Saying: Three Deaths, Seven Husbands and a Clone, My Life as a Daytime Diva is turning out to be the must read book of the summer and so are her interviews promoting it. TV Guide’s Michael Logan caught up with the One Life to Live and former Guiding Light star, who talked about her book and walking out on Oprah during a commerical break for The Oprah Winfrey Show.
TV Guide Magazine: I love the anecdote about how you got so mad at Oprah when you appeared on her show that you walked out during a commercial break — and then she came running after you and learned a big lesson about how not to treat her guests! Priceless.
Zimmer: Yeah, but I watched her last two or three episodes when she ended her show and it was like, "Oh, f--k! Now she's Jesus Christ!" And I'm claiming in the book that she learned something from me! I'm thinking, "Oh, man, her people are gonna come after me!"
Zimmer also didn’t mince words about the end of Guiding Light.