Reality bites once again for Oprah Winfrey's network. Coming off of a difficult year, OWN looks to be focusing on more reality-type entertainment this fall -- as well as a triple shot of the Queen of Talk herself.
Coming soon: "The Customer is Always Right," a show that pegs the customers as the boss, and "Neighborvention," a show about communities uniting during times of crisis. Also in the mix is "Life with La Toya, " a reality show that will give viewers an inside peek at the life of the quirky Jackson family member.
Jackson told Variety, "I am so pleased to be working with television legend Oprah Winfrey and to be a part of the OWN family. This will be one of the most exciting adventures of my life."
But Oprah knows that she's her network's own biggest draw. The ever-popular "Oprah's Next Chapter" will be back with a new batch of celeb guests (comedian Stephen Colbert, singer Bette Midler, and "Real Housewife"-dumping Kelsey Grammer, just to name a few), as well as a pair of new Oprah-focused series: "TV Guide Magazine's Top 25 Best Oprah Show Moments" and "Oprah: Where Are They Now?"
On "Oprah: Where Are They Now?," OWN will take a look back at some of the most memorable guests from Oprah's 25-year talk show career. (Highlights include previously unaired footage of Rodney King's last interview and an update on Mary Jo Buttafuoco.)
With 25 seasons of talk show interviews under her belt, there are plenty of "where are they now" questions that viewers would like answered, and not all of them are about celebrities.
Who we'd like to see
Oprah covered a lot of ground during her final season when she brought back a bevy of blast-from-the-past guests for a series of update shows. But more than a year later, who wouldn't want to know what became of "Princess for a Day" Fannie, whom Oprah gifted a van -- and the car ultimately became her family's saving grace when 12 of them piled in it to get out of town in the wake of Hurricane Katrina?
Or perhaps some of the more obscure guests, like the lady who got a scolding from Dr. Phil when she drove her family into massive debt even though her husband made a six-figure salary.
Or the infamous "debt diet" families: Where are they now and how are their finances? Would Suze Orman "approve" them today?
When it comes to Oprah, there are so many updates, so little time. Good thing she has her own network to fill!
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