Oprah 'Would Love' To Revive Her Hit Talk Show, 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'

Daytime television royalty Oprah Winfrey revealed that there are days she misses her groundbreaking talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. After airing her final episode in 2001, the 65-year-old spoke with Entertainment Tonight, saying she "would love" a revival of the show.

"I would love to make that happen, let me tell you. But maybe not every day," Winfrey told ET. "For 25 years, it was perfect... The only time I missed it was during the election or when something really big happens in the news. I think, 'Oh, gee, I wish I had a show.'"

Winfrey's show premiered in September 1986 and instantly became a hit in afternoon syndication. In the decades that followed, the show told countless inspirational stories and thrust its namesake host, who was simply yearning for her work to mean something, into the spotlight.

Oprah revealed to ET her plan B if the show didn't hit off: "My path became clear the moment, I remember it actually when I flew into Chicago... I thought, 'If the show isn't successful, then I'm going to go into advertising.'"

While there are no set-in-stone plans for The Oprah Winfrey Show to return to the TV screen, Winfrey is keeping herself busy—most recently with a newly released book, The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose.

Winfrey is currently on a book tour in Canada and all proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Attala County, Mississippi.

Though Winfrey hasn't been on the talk show scene for quite some time, that doesn't mean she has completely removed her presence from television entirely. A decade after the media executive concluded her 25-year run on daytime television, she debuted her independent network, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).

The network hosts numerous of shows, including Ambitions (2019), Queen Sugar (2016) and The Haves and The Have Nots (2013).

OWN is available on multiple cable packages, however, those without cable can still get their dose of Winfrey-backed content. The Winfrey-owned network is available for streaming on Philo ($20/month), Play Station Vue ($45/month) and YouTubeTV ($50/month)–all of which have a 7-day free trial.

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Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations at PlayStation Theater on February 05, 2019 in New York City. Bryan Bedder/Getty
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