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Oprah Says “No” To Her “Big Give” Show

May 14, 2008

Oprah Winfrey asked ABC officials not to renew “Oprah’s Big Give,” her philanthropic reality show that had been a modest hit on Sunday nights.

“We loved that show and absolutely would have loved to bring it back,” ABC entertainment president Steve McPherson said yesterday . “But it was something [Oprah] didn’t want to do.”

On “Big Give,” a diverse group of 10 people criss-crossed the country scrambling to find ways to boost the fates and fortunes of unsuspecting, deserving people.

Each week the least effective giver was sent home.

The series grew out of a “Pass It On” episode Oprah did on her afternoon talk show when she gave each audience member a $1,000 and a video camera with instructions to give away the money to someone deserving and to record it for a follow-up show that aired several weeks later.

“The Big Give” was Oprah’s first regular foray into primetime and, while she is the most watched – and wealthiest – daytime TV personality, she has yet to crack prime-time TV with a hit series.

she so ghetto oprah

Well isnt that something? You can become the true queen of all media, but the world will still find a way to say “she has yet to crack prime-time TV with a hit series”.

Give me a break. Let Oprah go on to become the next Pope, the first black female President of the United States and the entire continents of Africa and Asia, Black Superwoman, She-Hulk and Spiderwoman all while walking, talking and chewing bubble gum while driving two cars at the same time and saving the earth while refreezing glaciers.

Duh! She’s got more important things to do than worry about if “she has yet to crack prime-time TV with a hit series”. Of course, I liked the “pay it forward” aspect of her show. Maybe someone will have a show with a similar theme.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Irene permalink
    May 20, 2008 4:53 am

    FYI Oprah would never be caught chewing gum. She detests it and bans it from her studio.

    But bang on with the sentiment. Give the woman a break already!

    And by the way….to those professional Oprah bashers…..and what have YOU done for anyone else lately?

  2. May 20, 2008 5:04 am

    You go Irene!

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