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April 08, 2010 01:40 PM

The queen of daytime talk is primed to conquer the night.

Oprah Winfrey‘s new network, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, unveiled on Thursday programming for its Jan. 1 launch. The lineup includes Oprah’s Next Chapter, featuring Winfrey “getting untethered from the chairs, opening up her world and taking you with her,” the network said in a statement.

Winfrey fans can expect “a whole new kind of Oprah show” that will feature “riveting conversations with the people we all want to hear from, in some very unexpected places,” from the “Taj Mahal to [Winfrey’s] beloved oak tree, the Great Wall to her own teahouse,” the statement continues.

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Other shows in the OWN lineup include Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind, which already has Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas frontman and Oscar-winning director James Cameron on deck, Gayle King Live! and Why Not? With Shania Twain.

In addition, OWN also announced the launch of Your Own Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star. Winfrey will partner with reality producer Mark Burnett on a nationwide search to discover the big TV host. Details will be announced on The Oprah Winfrey Show in May.

“My vision for OWN is to create a network that inspires our viewers and makes them want to be who they are on their best day,” Winfrey said in a statement.

In late 2009, Winfrey, 56, announced the end of the 25-year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Get a sneak peek of this week’s issue – Justin Bieber’s world, ennifer Hudson’s new body and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Erin Andrews’s relationship – which is on newsstands Friday

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