Now, another blow to Oprah‘s OWN, her long time friend Gayle King is leaving. King’s exit is the first high-profile departure, there have been several others because of low ratings. OWN replaced Discovery Health and it appears that “once upon a time” Oprah felt her new network could beat the previous network’s ratings when now, she can’t even match up.
Oprah Winfrey’s best friend is leaving her network to join CBS’s “Early Show” and here is what OWN presidents graciously had to say about it:
“We are so happy for Gayle’s opportunity of a lifetime, she’ll be a fantastic host for the new morning show on CBS and we wish her all the best. Although her show will not continue on OWN, we look forward to her joining us from time-to-time as her schedule allows.”
The last episode of OWN’s “The Gayle King Show” will air Thursday. Is this it for Oprah, is it time for her to retire? Maybe it’s time she give it up and hand over the network to someone who can actually make it interesting and worthwhile to watch. Personally, I would rather have Discovery Health back.