America’s daytime talk-show queen is heading out at night.
Oprah Winfrey plans to announce Thursday that she will host an evening show on her new cable network. The aptly named “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” an hour long show, will probably debut late next year.
Ms. Winfrey’s new show, which could air as many as two or three times a week, will take Ms. Winfrey out of the studio setting that has been her home for 25 years and follow her around the globe for conversations in places such as Egypt and China.
“I’m going to take viewers with me, going to take celebrities I want to interview with me” around the world, Ms. Winfrey said in an interview.
The larger task will be taking advertisers and viewers along to the new Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN. Ms. Winfrey right now has a vast audience, many women at home during the day, who follow by the millions her every tip on what to read, eat, wear, and buy. But the new network will be programming 24 hours a day. And Ms. Winfrey herself will face a formidable lineup of evening reality shows, like NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” CBS’s “Undercover Boss,” or Fox’s “American Idol.”