Oprah Winfrey is coming back! But this time she is leaving the studio behind and hitting the road!
Starting New Year’s Day, her primetime series “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will premiere on the OWN Network at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and feature a visit with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler at his New Hampshire home for an interview on a number of topics, from his years of drug addiction, his complicated relationships with ex-wives, and “American Idol,” according to a report by Aceshowbiz.com.
“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,” Winfrey said. “It is so energizing to be out and about in the world exploring new people, new places and new ideas.”
Future episodes will see Oprah traveling to Haiti with actor, Sean Penn; touring Skywalker Ranch with George Lucas; walking on fire with Tony Robbins; having a slumber party with chef Paula Deen at her Georgia estate, and learning more about Transcendental Meditation in a small Iowa town, AOL TV reported.
“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?” Winfrey said in the AOL report. “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.”
See a sneak peek video of the new show below!
I am excited to see Oprah’s new adventure with loving the world come to light, FINALLY!
I was a faithful viewer of her show for the quarter of a century, but frankly was disappointed with her Network shows that started last January 2011. They fell short of my expectations…so I stopped watching after a few months. I kept thinking to myself: “…why doesn’t Oprah do what she LOVES the most and TEACH, but this time through SPIRITUAL quests?” And, by golly, guess what happened? She is doing that with her world travels, and the exciting guests she will meet along the way. I met and was in awe of Deepak Chopra, resonated with Louise Hays at her seminars, and felt great kinship with Neale Donald Walsch, having met with him in small groups in Ashland, Oregon. I hope that these and many more Spiritual gurus will find their way to Oprah’s new show. You’ve got your viewer back now, Oprah!! Go Girl!!