Jenny McCarthy Chooses NBC Over Oprah

Source says McCarthy pulled show off Oprah Winfrey Network

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 28, 2011 12:24 PM CDT

(Newser) – In a sign of just how much her OWN network is struggling, Oprah Winfrey found herself rejected by a former protégé. Jenny McCarthy, who had signed a development deal in 2009 to create a series for OWN, is leaving the network and taking her show concept to NBC, a source tells Fox News. “Jenny wasn’t thrilled with the direction that OWN producers were going with on the show,” the source says, so McCarthy "finally decided to embrace Oprah’s philosophy, which is to ‘follow your bliss.’ Well, Jenny followed her bliss and walked right off the project.” An OWN rep confirms McCarthy's departure.

Jenny McCarthy attends the Opening Night of 'Beauty Culture' at The Annenberg Space For Photography on May 19, 2011 in Century City, California.
Jenny McCarthy attends the Opening Night of 'Beauty Culture' at The Annenberg Space For Photography on May 19, 2011 in Century City, California.   (Getty Images)
Jenny McCarthy arrives at the Women in Film Crystal Lucy Awards on Friday June 12, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Jenny McCarthy arrives at the Women in Film Crystal Lucy Awards on Friday June 12, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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