Justin Timberlake Will Open “Oprah’s Master Class” (Awkwardly)

Oprah, Goddess Of Everything, is bringing back her “Master Class” series for another season of navel-gazing with the brightest and best of the entertainment biz. I do actually love this series (as well as pretty much all things Oprah), but the over-the-top “intensity” in this promo is a little bit much for me. They’re airing interviews with celebrities, not death row confessionals!

Justin Timberlake is set to open the series, and it seems that while he has some totally solid wisdom to impart, the show’s producers have sufficiently devalued his words to the level of an infomercial-quality sob story. The camera shows him with what appears to be a tear-dampened face, engulfed by a dark backdrop and emotional music. In a clip that OWN shared with People, after Justin finishes telling us about his goal to always try new things, he somberly adds that “If I’m not learning from something that I’m doing, then that means I’ve done it before.” Um. Okay then.

The show will air on May 11, and will hopefully be a bit more fun to watch. [People]