SABC3 fast tracks Oprah's grand finale

Written by TVSA Team from the blog News on 02 Jun 2011
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Farewell Season 1

Following all the interest in the Oprah series finale which aired in the US last week, SABC3 has announced that the channel will air Oprah's final three shows in a special before the season ends here.

The 25th season will continue in it's usual timeslot of weekdays at 17h30 and the three-part special will run concurrently, starting on Thursday 30 June at 19h30.

Oprah's very final episode aired in the US last Wednesday (25 May) and was preceded by a two-part farewell special.

SABC3 will be airing these as follows:

30 June at 19h30: Part 1 of the farewell special
7 July at 19h30: Part 2 of the farewell special
14 July at 19h30: The finale episode


The farewell special was recorded at the United Center in Chicago (an indoor sports centre) for a live audience of 13 000 guests. It features celebrity guests performing and talking about what the show has meant to them over the years.

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Oprah didn't know who was going to be involved so each performance was a suprise to her.  Guests who appear include Will Smith, Beyoncé, Tom Hanks, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Jamie Foxx, Aretha Franklin, Josh Grobin, Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning and John Legend.

Even trusty Stedman puts in an appearance.

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For the very final episode, Oprah hosts alone, with no guests. She thanks viewers and her staff and says her farewell.

All three of the episodes will be rebroadcast in the 17h30 timelsot once the season reaches the end here later in the year.


03 Jun 2011 09:42

Dang! thursdays I attend lectures...will miss all of them...Ncoh I like Steadman and Oprah together I love it when some celebtrities prove the media wrong, they've tried to sabotage their relationship, he is such a hot man...

03 Jun 2011 11:10

Wow,14 July. I haven't looked at the final episode online,as tempting as that has been. I wonder just what she's going to say,after 25 years,how could she possibly conclude all of that in just one episode?

03 Jun 2011 13:22

You guys just spoilt it. How can you tell the details and the guests ;(

not pleased !

03 Jun 2011 16:58

tru dat pkpage! Lol@Steadman being hot Posh mara?he is adorable me he looks like that Sofie dog of Oprah.

Petronella kue
04 Jul 2011 09:09

Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!my G-O-D I missed a lot.

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