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'Oprah' to Go Off The Air in 2011

'Oprah' to Go Off The Air in 2011

The Oprah Winfrey Show will air its last episode on September 9, 2011, it was announced today.

The Hollywood Reporter said that Oprah informed her staffers on Thursday of her departure and will officially announce the news on Friday.

OWN, the forthcoming cable partnership between Oprah and Discovery, launching in January of 2011, may be a home for a new Oprah show, but no deals have been confirmed yet.

“We have the greatest respect for Oprah and wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors,” CBS said in a statement.

“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.”

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