04/17/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Oprah Prepping Dr. Oz For Talk Show In '09

Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions is developing a talk show featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz for an expected fall-2009 launch, sources confirmed.

Winfrey and her team met with potential distributors last month in Chicago, following the same thorough development process Harpo underwent when launching The Oprah Winfrey Show spinoff Dr. Phil in 2002.

Oprah, Dr. Phil and Rachael Ray, Oprah's second spinoff, are all distributed by CBS Television Distribution. In 2000, CBS acquired King World Productions, the original distributor of all three shows, although CBS didn't absorb King World until 2006.

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