Shania Twain to have reality show on Oprah Winfrey's network

shania-twainImage Credit: Ray Tamarra/Getty ImagesOWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, which launches Jan. 1, 2011 on what is currently the Discovery Health Network, has announced that country singer Shania Twain will star in a one-hour reality series. Per the release, Why Not? With Shania Twain will have her opening up about her “life-altering heartbreak” (the very public end of her 14-year marriage) and how she’s moving on. “Follow her as she begins her climb back to the top, a personal journey filled with risk, revelations and unexpected adventures,” it says.

If you’re going to do a  reality show, there’s no one better to hook up with than Oprah to make it seem like a classy “documentary series.” I’ve always thought of Twain, 44, as a private person, but fan club members have been treated to plenty of personal videos on her official site. Her guest judging gig during this season’s auditions on American Idol earned rave reviews and ratings (and a song from our Michael Slezak) — the rumor is, she’ll return to mentor the contestants. And she does actually have an interesting story: This is one of country music’s top-selling artists, trying to make a comeback (and by that, I simply mean release an album for the first time in years), in a world that remembers her fondly but also has no shortage of sassy, fashionably-daring female singers upon which to focus.

Are you in or out?

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  • Stef

    I am in, I love Shania. If she can’t be the next American Idol judge after her awesome guest-judging this year, this is the next best thing.

  • Regina

    YES! YES! YES! YES! This can only mean a new album is on the horizon!

    *Dances around office holding Greatest Hits*

  • ALJ

    I’m in…go for it Shania! Love ya!!

  • TLS

    I love Shania. I so can’t wait for her reality tv show. I’d love her to release new music.

  • Shana

    I love Shania, so yes. If only we could replace Kara with Shania…

    • Sarah

      I agree..Kara is so annoying.

  • EWsMom

    Wow. I adore Shania, but I never thought she’d sink so low as to do a tacky “reality show”. Surprising.

  • Shirley Norris

    Something to look forward to. I think Shania has been gone too long.Welcome back!

  • Sheila

    I hate reality shows, but I’ll give it a shot because I love Shania. One of the few country singers I never get tired of (whatever happened to Sara Evans?). If it’s stupid I’ll stop watching, but will still hope it leads to an album.

  • katy

    I love Shania, but it seems like television could find something better for her than a by-the-numbers reality doc. Harumph!

  • Michale

    Who’s bed were his boots under?
    Thanks NO; I have no intention of viewing this melodrama anymore than I would buy a Toyota. Next.

    • Jay Dee

      Unfortunately for Shania, and most regretably it is her reality, not melodrama. All Oprah you have to do is watch it. … and I’d buy a Toyota in a flash, especially now.

  • Sarah

    Im in and if your not youre not a true Shania fan. I am happy for and i hope it is successful. I would love to see her back on American Idol cause she is an Idol herself to many many other people. and now im so stoked that she will be making another album just something else to look forward too with Shania Twain. I love you Shania!!

  • sonja

    Welcome back Shania, we’ve missed you!!!

  • Michael

    I hope Shania really does well with the show on Oprah’s upcoming network. She has been deeply missed, and I would really like to see much more of her. Shania went through a lot of strife since her mariage to Mutt Lange ended. I hope she gets a great return back into the light.

  • Carl

    I am soooo in! This woman is total perfection! She is the most remarkably beautiful woman on the planet. Both inside and out!

    • Jay Dee

      This is one motion we all can second.

    • paulio

      or should i call you HOt carl, if you really had any brains at all you might realize that youve been cleverly duped by the highest overpaid lapdancer in the world, trust me that beauty is only skin deep. I hear her brothers are writing a real life account of her ruthless climb on top, heh heh, pun intended, read that and then see what you think!?, you do think right?!

  • Ana

    Kara DioGuardi is one annoying as hell stuck up snooty b*tch. Shania Twain is 1000X times nicer and classier.

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