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Oprah to Interview Cissy Houston One Year After Whitney's Death

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After a rocky start filled with lackluster ratings and bad press, Oprah Winfrey's OWN network seems to have found its groove with shows like Iyanla, Fix My Life and Welcome to Sweetie PIe's and Oprah's Next Chapter. With shows focused on self transformation, Winfrey is ushering a new era of TV programming that's resonating with audiences.
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On the anniversary of Whitney Houston's sudden death, Oprah Winfrey will sit down with the singer's mom, Cissy Houston, for a special episode of Oprah's Next Chapter.

This interview will be the second time Winfrey has landed an exclusvie chat with the Houston family.  Last year, just weeks after Whitney's death, Winfrey was the first to speak with Bobbi Kristina and Pat and Gary Houston in an interview that gained record-breaking viewers for OWN.

Cissy Houston won't be the only must-see guest on OWN this year. Alicia Keys, Berry Gordy and Diahann Carroll will share their stories on a new season of Oprah's Master Class, while new episodes of Oprah: Where Are They Now? will focus on Apprentice alum Omarosa and rapper Bow Wow. 

Two new original series will also debut on the network. Comedienne Kym Whitley will star in the docu-series Raising Whitley. Additionally, Tyler Perry will present his first scripted series, a drama, The Haves and the Have Nots, and a half-hour comedy, Love Thy Neighbor.

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