Say It Isn’t So, Oprah!

It looks like it may be real this time. Oprah told her staff yesterday that her last show will be on Sept 9, 2011. She will make an official announcement on her show today.

According to reports, she wants to concentrate on her cable network, OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network, natch), planned for launch in January, 2011.  Variety reports,

Insiders said new episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show won’t be moving to OWN, but Winfrey will have a daily presence on the channel via series, specials or promos.

At the very least, OWN will have the rights to the entire 25-year Oprah Winfrey Show catalog beginning in September 2011.

Book publicists around the city may be referring to today as “Black Friday.”

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