Oprah Winfrey's OWN to Air Six Days of Special Programming This Week

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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has some special programming in store for the daytime talk show host's final episode on Wednesday.

The network will celebrate Oprah Winfrey's 25 years hosting her talk show from 4-5 p.m. ET/1-2 p.m. PT on Wednesday directing fans to watch the event.

Viewers tuning to OWN between 4-5 p.m. ET tomorrow will be greeted by a chyron informing them “we’re watching Oprah” and that the net will be back up at 5 p.m. ET with special Oprah-centric programming.

Additionally, OWN has scheduled six days of special programming, beginning Wednesday and running through Monday, May 30 at 8 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. during Memorial Day weekend.

“We couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to honor Oprah than for OWN to celebrate her ongoing legacy and enormous contribution to daytime television,” said Peter Liguori, interim chief executive officer, OWN, in a statement.  “We will all be watching this truly historic event.”

In September, OWN will air 60 episodes of Oprah's Encore, which will combine the most memorable Oprah shows with new insights, interviews and a perspective from Oprah. 

Also, Winfrey's new show Oprah's Next Chapter launches January 2012.

Here are the lineups:

Wednesday, May 25
8-9 p.m. The Gayle King Show - Best of Oprah Winfrey
9-11 p.m. Oprah Presents Master Class - Oprah Winfrey, Parts 1 & 2

Thursday, May 26
9-11 a.m. The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party (live)
8-9 p.m. Oprah Behind the Scenes Special Edition
9-11 p.m. The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party

Friday, May 27
8-9 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - After Oscar Show

Saturday, May 28
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oprah Winfrey Presents The Wedding, Parts 1 & 2
3-5 p.m. The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party
5-6 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes
6-8 p.m. Oprah Presents Master Class - Oprah Winfrey, Parts 1 & 2
8-10 p.m. Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings (Premiere)
10-11 p.m. Oprah Presents Master Class - Maya Angelou

Sunday, May 29
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Ask Oprah's All-Stars
12-1 p.m. Oprah Presents Master Class - Jay-Z
1-2 p.m. Oprah Presents Master Class - Diane Sawyer
2-4 p.m. Oprah Winfrey Presents: David & Lisa (Premiere)
4-6 p.m. Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings
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-8 p.m. The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party
8-9 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes
(New, Chris Rock and talented kids)

Monday, May 30
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - Australia, Parts 1 & 2
1-2 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - Diana Ross/Iyanla
2-3 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - Oprah's Teen Crush
3-4 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - The Color Purple Cast
4-6 p.m. Oprah Presents Master Class - Oprah Winfrey, Parts 1 & 2
6-8 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes - Yosemite, Parts 1 & 2
8-10 p.m. The Gayle King Show: Oprah Finale After Party
10-11 p.m. Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes

Marisa Guthrie in New York contributed to this report.

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