OWN Beefs Up Its Slate of Talk Shows TVWeek
Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network, which has been reinventing itself in an effort to boost viewer numbers, is sticking close to Winfrey’s talk show roots for its latest programming move. The network announced that it has acquired exclusive cable rights to two talk staples: “Rachael Ray” and “The Nate Berkus Show.”
The network picked up “Rachael” from CBS Television Distribution and “Berkus” from Winfrey’s Harpo Studios.
The shows will fill a four-hour daytime programming block starting Monday, Sept. 10. “Rachael Ray” will air back-to-back episodes from 9-11 a.m. ET/PT daily, followed by back-to-back episodes of “Nate Berkus” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET/PT.
Click here to read the OWN press release announcing the acquisition.