Oprah & Kohl’s Are Looking for America’s Next New Talk Show Host

The neighbor next door could be the host of a new reality TV show, if Oprah Winfrey and super-producer Mark Burnett (the mind behind The Apprentice and Survivor) have their way. Kohl's is joining forces with this talented team to find a congenial personality with a sense of humor and a very big dream to become the host of his or her own TV talk show.

The Chance of a Lifetime Could Be Only a Live Audition or an Uploaded Video Away 

Open casting calls will be held at Kohl's stores in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta throughout the month of June, and opportunity could be knocking for someone to become a TV talk show host. Auditions will be posted on Oprah's website at Oprah.com and viewers can keep coming back to view new auditions and vote for their favorites. The voting began on May14th and will last through July 3rd. Candidates can also upload a three-minute video by June 26th in order to compete, but they must register at Oprah's website to begin.

Candidates are encouraged to put a passionate and personal spin on whatever format they want to develop. There are several categories for talk show themes, according to the website:

  • Traditional Talk Show
  • Cooking
  • Interior Design or Fashion
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Wildcard

Some Restrictions Come with the Big Excitement of a Reality TV Show





Although this sort of contest generates a lot of enthusiasm, there are certain criteria that must be met by applicants. Among these are legal U.S. citizenship, verifiable to the producers, as well as unrestricted eligibility to work for any U.S. employer. There is also an age eligibility of 21 years at the time of application. Participants must be in good physical and mental health, although persons with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to apply. There are also restrictions concerning holding public office and being employed by certain media outlets, but all of the requirements for eligibility are listed on Oprah's website.


Oprah Winfrey and Kohl's are partnering to offer a unique opportunity to someone with talent, personality, and a big dream. Open auditions are being held in several U.S. cities in the month of June to narrow the field of contenders trying to win the opportunity to host a TV talk show. For those who cannot compete in person, candidates can upload their three minute video auditions online. All information is available on Oprah's website.

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