Oprah’s final year as a talk show host will be filmed for a behind-the-scenes reality series

Behind-the-scenes footage of Oprah Winfrey’s 25th season will be filmed for a weekly reality series called, surprisingly, Behind the Scenes: Oprah’s 25th Season.

It will air on her new network, OWN, which is currently Discovery Health. In a statement, Discovery said the series will give “a unique glimpse into the lives of the staff and the happenings between a special group of people who over decades have truly become a family” and “explore this rare collection of people by following a core cast of regulars from various departments as they work and navigate the last days of the show.”

Oprah will grace the series with her benevolent presence in order to “share her perspective and personal reflections on what has become a cultural phenomenon,” according to the adjective-heavy press release, which also says the series “will offer viewers unprecedented access to Harpo, capturing the anticipation and excitement of the beloved show in its last season.”

That sounds like it’s setting us up for an even bigger version of what America loves even more than kittens: an Oprah-gasm.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.