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OWN Halts Programming for 'Oprah Winfrey Show' Finale

by Chris Harnick, posted May 24th 2011 5:40PM
Oprah WinfreyIf you tune into OWN on Wed., May 25 between 4-5PM ET, you won't see much. The channel is going dark and pointing viewers to 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' series finale.

Programming will be halted and a message will ask viewers to turn their attention to the finale. Fitting, since it's Oprah Winfrey's network.

In addition to the special stop in programming, OWN is planning six days of Oprah-themed programs to honor Winfrey and her TV legacy.

"We couldn't think of a more appropriate way to honor Oprah than for OWN to celebrate her ongoing legacy and enormous contribution to daytime television," Peter Liguori, interim CEO of OWN, said in a statement. "We will all be watching this truly historic event."

The full schedule is below.

Wed., May 25
8-9PM 'The Gayle King Show' -- 'Best of Oprah Winfrey'
9-11PM 'Oprah Presents Master Class' -- 'Oprah Winfrey, Part 1 & 2'

Thurs., May 26
9-11AM 'The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party' (live)
8-9PM 'Oprah Behind the Scenes Special Edition'
9-11PM 'The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party'

Fri., May 27 8-9PM
'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes' -- 'After Oscar Show'

Sat., May 28
11AM-3PM 'Oprah Winfrey Presents The Wedding, Parts 1 & 2'
3-5PM 'The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party'
5-6PM 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes'
6-8PM 'Oprah Presents Master Class' -- 'Oprah Winfrey, Part 1 & 2'
8-10PM 'Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings' (Premiere)
10-11PM 'Oprah Presents Master Class' -- 'Maya Angelou'

Sun., May 29
11AM-12PM 'Ask Oprah's All Stars'
12-1PM 'Oprah Presents Master Class' -- 'Jay-Z'
1-2PM 'Oprah Presents Master Class' -- 'Diane Sawyer'
2-4PM 'Oprah Winfrey Presents: David & Lisa' (Premiere)
4-6PM 'Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings'
6-8PM 'The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party'
8-9PM 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes' (all new, Chris Rock and talented kids)

Mon., May 30
11AM-1PM 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes' -- 'Australia, Parts 1 & 2'
1-2PM 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes' -- 'Diana Ross/Iyanla'
2-3PM 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes' -- 'Oprah's Teen Crush'
3-4PM 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes'-- 'The Color Purple Cast'
4-6PM 'Oprah Presents Master Class' -- 'Oprah Winfrey, Parts 1 & 2'
6-8PM 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes' -- 'Yosemite, Parts 1 & 2'
8-10PM 'The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party'
10-11PM 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes'

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devinmcmusters

Did they say that the OWN is going black? Racists.

May 25 2011 at 9:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
yaksplat1

I think they're on to something here. But they should make it permanent.

May 24 2011 at 6:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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