Entertainment TV Oprah Winfrey: 'It's Time to Say Goodbye' Through tears, the talk show host thanks her viewers, who "have enriched my life beyond all measure" By Liza Hamm and Phuong Ly Published on November 20, 2009 12:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: C.J. LaFrance/Getty Oprah Winfrey has made it official: In a tearful announcement at the end of her show in Chicago on Friday, she confirmed that The Oprah Winfrey Show will end in September 2011. “After much prayer and careful thought, I decided that next season, season 25 will be the last season,” Winfrey told audience members. “I love this show. This show has been my life and I love it enough to know when it’s time to say goodbye.” Friends React to Oprah’s Decision to End Show Of course Winfrey fans can be assured: she won’t be retiring completely. She is preparing to start her own cable channel, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture with Discovery.