Getting a sneak peak of the premiere episode of Oprah's new show (on her new network OWN) Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the next Tv Star, from SheSpeaks was a real treat.
It's a typical contest-type show with eliminations, competitions and teams. If you like reality competitions then this is definitely one to tune in to! The show starts with 10 very different contestants, chosen from thousands of entries. They are placed in two teams that have to compete to create the best talk show. They are assigned (by their teammates) roles of producer, host, etc. During each show they will have a special guest star who is also their mentor.
Check out http://www.oprah.com/own/channel_finder.html to find OWN on your network. The premiere of Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the next Tv Star is on totnight, FRIDAY, January 7, 2011 at 9/8C.
The sneak preview of the show ended right before the first elimination. Of course I have to see who gets cut! I already have a few favorites but I'm pretty sure they are all safe this week.
Thank you to She Speaks for this great opportunity (and a new addiction!)!
Update February 2:
After watching a few episodes (though not the most recent- it's DVRed!) I almost wish they had two episodes before they cut someone. I know most elimination contests elimate once per week but with only 10 contestants to begin with I think they should be given more time.
Maybe I feel that way because last week I didn't want to see EITHER go home and was so sad to see Aunt Flora leave. I thought she had some promise. Next time they should allow each contestant their chance to shine at what they do best before slinging them into unknown territory.