OWN ANNOUNCES "THE ROSIE SHOW" AND "OWN YOUR LIFE (the oprah class)" PREMIERING MONDAY, OCTOBER 10
"OWN YOUR LIFE (the oprah class)" to Feature Companion Online Class Launching With a Drive to Sign Up 1 Million Viewers
Beginning Today, People Can Sign Up for the Class at Oprah.com
Los Angeles - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the anticipated new talk show from Rosie O'Donnell, "The Rosie Show," and "OWN YOUR LIFE (the oprah class)" featuring the best of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" with all-new insights and life lessons from the show, premiering Monday, October 10. Both shows will air weekdays (Monday-Friday) with "The Rosie Show" airing from 7-8 p.m. ET/PT and "OWN YOUR LIFE (the oprah class)" immediately following from 8-9 p.m. ET/PT.
"OWN YOUR LIFE (the oprah class)" -- formerly titled "Oprah's Encore" -- will feature a companion online class accompanying the series including actual course work on Oprah.com, for an even more enriching experience. Beginning today, viewers can sign up to reserve their spot in the class by going to Oprah.com, with the goal of 1 million viewers signed up to take the class, which will commence with the show's series premiere.
"At Oprah's core, she is a teacher," said Sheri Salata, president, OWN. "'OWN YOUR LIFE (the oprah class)' is the brand we are building at OWN. This will be a signature series along with Rosie's creative and comedic genius."
"With Rosie's authenticity, paired with Oprah's remarkable insights from the past 25 years, there will be two hours every day that viewers won't want to miss," said Erik Logan, president, OWN.
Multiple Emmy Award-winning television host, celebrated performer and renowned philanthropist Rosie O'Donnell makes her return to television with a new original talk show on OWN. At the heart of this talk show is Rosie's genuine desire to entertain, inspire and connect with America. As a down-to-earth mother, passionate advocate for children and all-around inquisitive human being, Rosie will cover current events, spotlight hometown heroes and newsmakers, showcase the arts, celebrate kids and families, as well as feature well-known and upcoming talent. Whether it's hilarious comedy and game segments, a live performance by a major recording artist, a celebrity visit or a discussion of an issue important to American families, "The Rosie Show's" fresh and candid exploration of a wide variety of subjects will encourage all of us to laugh, love and live our best lives. The talk show is produced by Harpo Studios in association with KidRo Productions, Inc. and SantaBu Productions.
Sixteen million viewers in the United States alone tuned in for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" finale. In the historic final hour, Oprah took the stage as teacher in the world's biggest classroom highlighting the principles that guide her life, many of which were gleaned from the 4,561 hours of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." In an all-new series, "OWN YOUR LIFE (the oprah class)," Oprah reaches back through the show's 25 year history to teach the lessons that matter most to her...the guidelines for fulfilling your life's potential, breaking through your barriers, understanding your purpose, letting go of anger, how to use joy to fuel your life and becoming all you were meant to be. It is the ultimate life class. Oprah will share her most personal revelations, and what she thinks now about those iconic show moments and guests. The series is produced by Harpo Productions.
About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK
A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.