As Oprah is wrapping up the final season of her show, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is getting geared up to launch on New Year’s Day. Oprah has a few of her favorite things—and people—lined up to get OWN started and of course it sadly includes a heavy dose of Dr. Phil. But the infamous mustached man is not the only well-known face that will be getting air time thanks to Oprah. We gave you info a while ago on what to expect, but read on to see what new stars and series have been added to Team Oprah.
- “Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals”: This show will follow the estranged father and daughter from the O’Neal family as they try to reform a bond after 25 years of little communication. Hopefully, Ryan will have an explanation for why he accidentally hit on Tatum at Farrah Fawcett’s funeral. Shudder.
- “Carson-Nation”: Hosted by “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy” alum Carson Kressley, this program has its eye on more than just straight dudes. Kressley will travel the nation helping people change their lives for the better.
- “The Judds”: For their show, the singing sisters Wynonna and Naomi have agreed to let cameras follow them as they do their first tour together in over 10 years. It seems like for OWN there ain’t no drama like family drama.
Other programs include long-time members of the Winfrey posse. Gayle King will be getting her own time slot, along with “Oprah Show” correspondent Lisa Ling. The previously mentioned Dr. Phil will be getting a best-of series that catalogs the most memorable moments of his talk show career. Since OWN will be replacing The Discovery Health Channel, some shows from DHC will be making the transition like “Mystery Diagnosis” and the strangely similar “Miracle Diagnosis.”
So does this hodge-podge of strange quasi-celebrities and old favorites sound like enough to get you to change over to OWN when the New Year rolls around? [New York Daily News]