Liguori is one savvy scheduler, having guided Fox to No. 1 network status among 18 to 49-year-olds before being bounced for not being related to Rupert Murdoch.
The OWN brand may get a boost this month with the launch of Why Not? with Shania Twain, which premieres Friday, May 13 at 9 p.m. Twain--usually more secluded than bin Laden--is working it, appearing on Marilyn Denis , George Stroumboulopoulos and Canada AM on Monday to promote the series as well as her new book.
Still, it seems Oprah viewers most want to see Oprah. Her daytime syndicated talk show signs off May 25. Her new, three times a week series for OWN, Oprah's Next Chapter, was to have launched this fall but Liguori now says it won't appear until 2012. Seems Oprah needs a break, and after 25 years, she's earned one. Still, without Oprah, OWN is just a whole lotta What Now?
A lack of audience hasn't stopped media companies from launching channels in Canada. Witness Sun News Network. With the election over and summer ahead, bring on the beachballs and Sunshine girls!
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Another show finds celebrity moms Katie Holmes and Jennifer Garner narrating poems to tots. If I'm three, I'd rather see The Big Comfy Couch Jumping Show with Tom Cruise. See, everything relates back to Oprah.
Disney Junior is up and running as of today and can be found on Rogers Cable in the GTA on Playhouse Disney's old channel 68.