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Carson Kressley and Cat Cora to Star in OWN Shows

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 10th 2010 9:40AM

Carson KressleyIt's a busy time for Oprah Winfrey's new cable network as OWN announces several executive staffing changes and that Carson Kressley and Cat Cora are developing new shows with the network.

According to the Hollywood Reporter
, John MacDonald, formerly of MTV Networks, has been appointed COO/Executive VP Programming and Digital. He will report to CEO Christina Norman, who said that he "will be instrumental as we prepare for OWN's launch and the future of the network."

Fashion maven Kressley ('True Beauty') and celebrity chef Cora ('Iron Chef America') will be starring in lifestyle transformation or makeover shows for the fledgling network, which will "be devoted to self-discovery, to connecting you to your best self and to the world."

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News from Oprah and Martha

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 26th 2010 1:00PM
Oprah WinfreyWe have two pieces of news from the talk show world today. First, Oprah Winfrey's upcoming OWN network now has a tagline. The tagline is "it's your life ... own it". This tagline is probably better than the proposed one "I have more money than all of you combined and will use it to conquer the world ... MWA HA HA".

In other news, Martha Stewart is following in the steps of Oprah and leaving daytime syndication for a cable deal. Her new show is slated to run on the Hallmark Channel and the network will also run Martha-owned programming after her own show. This can be taken as a sign of the diminishing power of network television as well as the increasing power of Martha Stewart.

The question we must really ask is: if Martha and Oprah combined into one entity that consumed all of daytime television, what would that entity be called? Marah? Optha? The All-Consuming Beast?

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Oprah Winfrey to End Her Talk Show in 2011

by Liane Bonin, posted Nov 19th 2009 8:00PM
Say it ain't so, O!

According to Reuters, Oprah Winfrey has decided to celebrate her talk show's 25th anniversary in 2011 with a bang -- by ending it.

The sad news for devotees of She Who Makes Books Bestsellers was announced by her production company, Harpo Inc., on Thursday.

In a statement posted on the Web sites of several TV station affiliates that air the show, Harpo president Tim Bennett said Winfrey would make the official announcement on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' on Fri., Nov. 20.

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