Final "Oprah" show to air on May 25

Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:58pm EDT
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By Mark Cina

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Something to talk about: The final original episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" will air May 25, Harpo Productions announced Friday.

Winfrey announced in 2009 that she was ending her hit daytime talk show after 25 years to focus on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Winfrey Tweeted Thursday that she was "hard at work planning the final shows," and that new episodes would begin April 7.

She previously told THR she is leaving her last two shows up to her Harpo team, including president Sheri Salata.

"I'm allowing for Sheri and the team to plan two days of full surprises," Winfrey told THR. "I've given up control for the last two days. It's a lot to relinquish. I had to pray on that ... and get a guarantee from Sheri there would be no strippers or dancing people coming out of shells."