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Oprah Will Try to Find the Next Oprah

You know who is qualified to identify the next Oprah? Oprah! You know who wants the new Oprah Winfrey Network to be a success? Oprah! Thus, Oprah, with the help of reality-TV super-producer Mark Burnett, has dreamed up the reality series Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star, which a more presumptuous person might call Oprah’s Search for the Next Oprah. The series will debut in January (wannabe contestants can already submit clips on oprah.com in categories like "traditional talk show, cooking, health and wellness or interior design"), to coincide with the launch of OWN. Come September 2011, when Oprah leaves her syndicated talk show, anyone who wants to watch Oprah, and/or her self-appointed heir, will have to figure out what channel OWN is on, which is all a part of Oprah's master plan. [CBC]