Disney Mulls Options on Oprah Replacement

ABC Television seeking to fill eventual void.

Last Updated: December 1, 2009 @ 11:20 AM

ABC television can wait 12 to 15 months before it decides how to fill the gap left by daytime TV queen Oprah Winfrey, who plans to end her talk show in 2011, said Disney/ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney.

"Oprah has given us two years’ notice, which is not something you generally see in television," Sweeney told Reuters on Monday. "We are certainly in the process right now of reviewing our options."

Sweeney, who is also co-chair of Disney Media Networks and oversees the ABC Television Network, described Winfrey as "one of a kind" but nonetheless said she could foresee a "myriad" of ways to replace the TV star.

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