Oprah Winfrey may be wrapping up her long-running daytime talk show, but loyal fans won’t have to miss her for very long. Winfrey last year announced she will host an evening talk show on her new cable network.
"Oprah's Next Chapter," an hour long show, is expected to debut late in 2011.
The final original episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will air May 25. Winfrey's Chicago-based Harpo Productions confirmed the date Friday. Winfrey announced live on the show in November 2009 that she would end its run after 25 years. She since has launched cable's Oprah Winfrey Network.
Winfrey's new show, which could air as many as two or three times a week, will take Winfrey out of the studio setting that has been her home for nearly 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,” Winfrey said.