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Oprah's long-running, iconic show is coming to an end. Now what?
Well, for one, the end of O's broadcast-TV era may mean a new beginning for her BFF, Gayle King.
An "insider" told Page Six that Gayle is mulling over the idea of having her own daily program when The Oprah Show goes off the air. The exact wording was that she's "in talks with CBS" about the idea of giving a TV career another whirl.
Back in 2007 Gayle gave daytime TV a shot, but her Gayle King Show was short-lived. The show was canceled after it couldn't draw enough of an audience to justify keeping it on the air. She also was rumored at one point to have been vying for Star Jones' spot on The View.
King herself hasn't addressed the speculation that she'll be back on the air, but she did appear on Good Morning America on Monday to talk about her friend's big news -- and what the future holds for Oprah.
"I don't even think she knows," Gayle said. "She's riding off from The Oprah Winfrey Show as we know it, but she's not riding off into the sunset."
Gayle currently holds the title of Editor-at-Large at O Magazine, which itself may be facing a new chapter in light of Oprah's announcement.
The New York Post says O's publisher, Hearst, is working on a "sweeping redesign" of the magazine. The new look will be unveiled in the 10th anniversary issue of O, which comes out in May. The magazine has fallen on hard times, with newsstand sales slumping 6 percent in 2009, and advertisers pulling away at the rate of 26 percent over the past full year.
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