Remember Oprah’s 2009 interview with Whitney Houston? The former talk show host and cable network head plans to rebroadcast it as part of a two-hour special on OWN, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The special, called Remembering Whitney: The Oprah Interview, will air on Thursday, February 16 at 9 P.M.
After two seasons, The Nate Berkus Show is being cancelled. According to Broadcasting & Cable, Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Studios have decided to pull the plug on the Oprah protege's show after the current season ends. Sony and Harpo released a joint statement saying:
After careful consideration, we have decided that The Nate Berkus Show will not return for a third season in the fall. We are grateful for the hard work and heart that Nate, [executive producer] Corin Nelson and their entire team have poured into the show, and we're very proud of what they've delivered.
The show's second season is still in production. It will continue to produce and air all of the original episodes that are scheduled. Berkus stated:
I'm incredibly proud of my hard working and talented staff, and proud of the show we were able to produce every day.
The Nate Berkus Show debuted in 2010. The interior designer's show never seemed to grab the ratings prior Oprah spins-offs earned. This caused industry watchers to wonder if it would stick around. Once NBC inked talk show deals for Jeff Probst and Steve Harvey, The Nate Berkus Show's renewal status started to look bleak, despite Sony and NBC locking the show into a three-year deal. With two new shows coming from the peacock network in 2012, Berkus' third season seemed highly unlikely because of a lack of time slot and being costly to keep in production. READ MORE
Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney has once again topped The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. According to the trade paper's website, the women on the list are picked by the magazine's editors based on reputation (general standing within the entertainment community, in addition to achievements), revenue that was created for the companies they oversee, number of employees, impact and influence within the television and film industries, valuation of assets, reputation and ability to get projects greenlighted.
In 2011 daytime television had more drama going on behind the scenes than an episode of your favorite soap opera. With ABC axing two iconic soaps, Oprah and Regis Philbin bidding adieu and much more, it makes you wonder what 2012 will bring. Deep Soap's Sara Bibel has published a Top 10 list detailing some of 2011's game changing moments for daytime TV. Here's number five:
5. “One Life To Live” Proves Soaps Can Raise Their Ratings READ MORE
Tonight is a big night for Oprah’s OWN network. The ratings challenged cable channel premieres Oprah’s Lifeclass and Rosie O’Donnell returns to talk TV with The Rosie Show. Airing across all five Discovery network channels, a lot is riding on the two former daytime titans’ shoulders. My favorite The Rosie Show promo is of Oprah and Rosie trying to meditate. Will you be watching one or both of OWN's new shows? Watch promos for Oprah’s Lifeclass and The Rosie Show after the jump!