Oprah Quits!

Nov. 19 2009, Published 1:48 p.m. ET

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The Queen of daytime TV is officially ending her reign.

Oprah Winfrey's production company, Harpo, released a statement Thursday saying Oprah will announce the date of her last show on a Friday taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

The last show will be at the end of the 25th season on September 25th, 2011.

The announcement comes after months of speculation that Oprah would not be renewing her contract when it expires in two years time.

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In January Oprah announced the launch of her own TV network, aptly named OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, in conjunction with Discovery Communications.

OWN's mission is to create multiple platforms for women, men and their families with a purpose and a passion: to celebrate life, to inspire and entertain, empowering viewers around the world to live their best lives, and  by doing so, lift the lives of those around them in ever-widening circles.

It is thought that Oprah plans to move her hit show to the OWN network,  which is as of yet to launch.



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