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Oprah Winfrey Network unveils 3 original series

Oprah Winfrey speaks during the Maria Shriver Women's

Oprah Winfrey speaks during the Maria Shriver Women's Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty

Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), the cable channel joint venture of Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications, yesterday unveiled three new original series, its premiere weekend and regular schedules for the channel, which debuts at noon on Jan. 1.

The three new original series are "The Judds," which follows country music legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd as they prepare for their first tour together in 10 years, "Carson-Nation" with fashion and design expert Carson Kressley, who travels to small towns to transform lives, and "Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals," in which father and daughter try to reclaim their relationship after being estranged for more than 25 years.

FOR DR. PHIL FANS OWN said yesterday that it will be the exclusive home of the "Best of Dr. Phil," showcasing the first off-broadcast exhibition of the popular daily syndicated talk show "Dr. Phil," hosted by psychologist and lifestyle strategist Dr. Phil McGraw.

In addition, OWN will be premiering in the United States "Anna & Kristina's Grocery Bag," in which the twosome reviews recipes and puts cookbooks to the test. Plus, hit decorating show "Trading Spaces" is joining OWN's weekday lineup.

BIG NAMES WITH OPRAHJay-Z and Diane Sawyer, left, will be the featured stars in the premiere weekend's editions of "Oprah Presents Master Class." Meanwhile, OWN has launched Your OWN Channel, an online destination designed for viewers where they can upload questions for Dr. Phil, Suze Orman and Dr. Oz for the four-part prime-time special "Ask Oprah's All-Stars," scheduled to premiere Jan. 2 in the Sunday 8-10 p.m. time slot.

- The Hollywood Reporter


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