*Oprah Winfrey made a personal appearance before TV critics this morning as the new CEO of her network OWN.
During brief opening remarks before introducing Rosie O’Donnell to discuss her new talk show for the network, Winfrey announced that she will be hosting a new primetime show “OWN Your Life: The Oprah Class,” which will feature the TV veteran repackaging old “Oprah Winfrey Show” episodes and re-hosting them for use as a teaching tool.
She said the show will audiences “about their potential, about forgiveness, about raising children, about divorce, about their relationships, and really magnify and deepen the potential of [The Oprah Winfrey Show] library.”
Oprah said “OWN Your Life: The Oprah Class” will air at 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and follow “The Rosie Show” at 7 p.m. O’Donnell’s return to television will feature current events, celebrities, hometown heroes, a celebration of the arts, kids and families, and spotlighting up-and-coming talent.
Rosie said she hopes to book Adele and Russell Brand her first show. Both “OWN Your Life: The Oprah Class” and “The Rosie Show” will premiere on Oct. 10.
Listen to Oprah’s opening remarks in the bonus audio below: