December 16, 2006 03:35:06 GMT
Oprah Winfrey has sold a pair of reality series to ABC via her Harpo Productions, reports Variety.
Oprah Winfrey is adding more to her to-do list. And so the talk show host will become busier than ever. Harpo Productions, Oprah's production company, has been reported to work on two prime-time series for ABC.
The two projects, tentatively titled "Oprah Winfrey's The Big Give" and "Your Money or Your Life". As of the first mentioned series, it provides money and other resources to 10 people and challenges them to help others in a way that tests the players' ingenuity and passion, according to the companies. The winner gets to realize their "wildest" dream.
Whereas the second one, which is in development, features families who are confronted by a crisis and must change or risk being "consumed by disaster," according to the joint ABC-Harpo release.
Winfrey will appear in at least one of the series, but it's unclear whether she'll host. Unsurprisingly, neither series will involve any of the vindictive or humiliating antics common to the reality TV genre. Air dates for the eight-episode "The Big Give" and the show in development were not announced.