Oprah’s Next Chapter is Oprah Winfrey’s new show for 2012. OWN announced that Oprah’s Next Chapter will premiere January 1, 2012.
Oprah said in a statement: “After 25 years I got myself out of the studio chairs, I moved into the next chapter, and I am having more fun than ever – moving around the country and the world talking to people I’m really interested in getting to know and I think viewers will be, too. It is so energizing to be out and about in the world exploring new people, new places and new ideas.”
Oprah’s Next Chapter sees Oprah interviewing people outside a studio. Oprah’s Next Chapter series premiere features a candid chat with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler at his New Hampshire home. In the two-hour premiere, Winfrey and Tyler cover everything from his years of drug addiction, his complicated relationships with his wives and American Idol. Subsequent episodes will include a trip to Haiti with Sean Penn, a tour of Skywalker Ranch with George Lucas, a slumber party at Paula Deen’s house. Transcendental Meditation in Fairfield and much more.
“I sat at the dinner table with a Hasidic Jewish family and tried to explain to the children who have never seen a television what TV is…can you imagine? I fire-walked with Tony Robbins – never pictured myself doing that! I celebrated the power of God and community with Joel Osteen and I’m planning a trip with Deepak Chopra to India where I’ve never been,” Winfrey added.
Winfrey’s primetime series Oprah’s Next Chapter will launch with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, Jan. 1 from 9-11 p.m. Oprah’s Next Chapter will move to its regular time slot beginning the following week at 9 p.m.
This is a video peek at Oprah’s Next Chapter:
Oprah’s Next Chapter, which was first announced in 2010, is one of several new additions to OWN’s line-up. The network also announced a new reality show featuring supermodel Beverly Johnson. These changes are the latest efforts to bolster the young network’s ratings.