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Oprah makes return to television with new series

Molly Huscroft

Oprah Winfrey

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” premieres on OWN network Jan. 1

After a short departure, Oprah Winfrey announced that she will be back on television next year with her new show “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”

“I am having more fun than ever,” Winfrey told E! Online, also explaining that her new Oprah Winfrey Network show will show her interviewing interesting people around the globe.

Winfrey said in a statement, “After 25 years I got myself out of the studio chairs. It is so energizing to be out and about in the world exploring new people, new places and new ideas.”

“Oprah’s Next Chapter” will debut Jan. 1 at 9 PM ET. The two-hour premiere will feature an in-depth interview with Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler. Other celebrities, such as actor Sean Penn, director/producer George Lucas and motivational speaker Tony Robbins are lined up for future episodes.

Winfrey has visited Haiti with Penn, received a guided tour of the Skywalker Ranch from Lucas, and viewers will watch Winfrey have stay the night at chef Paula Deen’s Georgia estate and visit a small Iowa town devoted to the practice of Transcendental Meditation.

Reports suggest that Winfrey’s return to television is being made in hopes to improve her OWN’s ratings, which have been less than impressive thus far.

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