It’s time to bid adieu to the queen of the talk show throne. Oprah Winfrey is officially announcing today that she is ending “The Oprah Show” on September 9, 2011. It’s ov-ah!
Ms. Winfrey, 55, informed her talk show staff of her decision on Thursday afternoon. The television world had expected that she would make a decision about the fate of her program by the end of the year.
Ms. Winfrey told her staffers that she will not transfer the show to cable. She is expected to produce new programs for OWN, and may appear on some of them.
In a statement, CBS Television Distribution said, “We have the greatest respect for Oprah and wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors. We know that anything she turns her hand to will be a great success. We look forward to working with her for the next several years, and hopefully afterwards as well.”
She says she wants to focus her executive producing skills on her own OWN network and only that will be her focus. It’ been 25 years in the game for O. And now she’s over and out. Who’s going to tell me what to eat, what to watch, what to read, what to wear, how to breathe, etc? WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO WITHOUT OUR QUEEN?!?!