Daytime superstar Oprah Winfrey will be moving to nighttime to host a show on her new cable channel.
“Oprah’s Next Chapter,” an hourlong show, will release Winfrey from the studio and her longtime talk-show format for conversations and travel around the world, the Oprah Winfrey Network announced Thursday.
The show is expected to be a key ingredient of OWN, and guarantees Winfrey will regularly appear on the 24-hour network she’ll be largely programming from behind the scenes. It will premiere in late 2011 after Winfrey ends her weekday syndicated talk show at the close of its 25th season.
A joint venture of Winfrey’s Harpo Inc. and Discovery Communications Inc., the network signs on Jan. 1 in approximately 80 million homes.