Pull out the tissues and curl up in the fetal position because the queen of talk shows is going off the air in 2011. Oprah Winfrey is expected to announce the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show during her live show today.
It is rumored that she will keep the show going on her upcoming network, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. So it’s not like she’s really going away, she just won’t be on basic cable anymore which has to be a dagger in the heart to CBS. They’re playing nice and released a statement regarding big O’s departure.
“We have the greatest respect for Oprah and wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors,” CBS TV Distribution, which distributes the show, says in a statement. “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.”
I don’t know what it is but I’ve always liked Oprah and I’ve been watching her show off and on for over 15 years. If I have to pay extra on my cable just to get her network, don’t expect me to watch her show after 2011. I’ll be alright though because Ellen is becoming my new daytime addiction.