Leave it to Oprah Winfrey to find a creative way out of a contract dilemma: Instead of starring in another talk show on her new network, she'll star in a reality show about her talk show. The Oprah Winfrey Network debuts in January 2011, but until her syndicated talk show ends that September, she cannot appear in any similar show, the New York Times reports. Cue Behind the Scenes: Oprah's 25th Season.
The weekly show, debuting in January, is "the thing that everybody wants to see, in some ways," says an exec. It's also the first clue as to how active Oprah will be on her network, a subject executives remain hush-hush about. The network also announced four other unscripted series today, with subjects running the gamut from workaholic parents to a women's prison.