Thursday, April 08, 2010

Oprah and Shania team up

Coming to any TV you don't disable with an axe: Why Not? With Shania Twain on the Oprah Winfrey Network:

The hour-long "Why Not? With Shania Twain" series will be broadcast on OWN, though a premiere date has not yet been announced. "The show will follow [Twain] as she begins her climb back to the top, a personal journey filled with risk, revelations and unexpected adventures," the network told People.

Risk? She's Shania Twain, and she's going to release a record and do some dates. Where's the risk? Unless they're adding in some element like she's going to be drinking unpasteurised milk, or playing chicken with freight trains, it's not going to be that risky, is it?

After all, if there was a chance her career wouldn't carry on purring along, this would be on VH1 and she'd be sharing screen time with a runner up from America's Next Top Model, one of the cast of Back To The Future who wasn't Michael J Fox, and the guy who played Rosco P Coltrane.

And it turns out there really is an Oprah Winfrey Network - it's not like when you were a kid and you drew up an imaginary schedule in your exercise books. This is a real thing.