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Naomi and Wynonna Judd - JOIN OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK IN NEW SERIES "THE JUDDS"

January 3rd, 2011 - "The Judds" to Premiere in 2011

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announces the new original series for 2011: "The Judds" with country music legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd..

"We're excited this iconic family is allowing us to chronicle their personal stories as they embark on new chapters. We think our viewers will relate to the complex and dynamic relationships of Wynonna and Naomi Judd," said Lisa Erspamer, Chief Creative Officer, OWN.

"The Judds" follows the lives of Grammy Award(R) winning country music duo Naomi and Wynonna Judd as they prepare for their first tour in ten years together and continue to explore their complex relationship as mother and daughter. "After 25 years of touring, recording and singing the music we love, we are beyond excited to begin this new adventure together and share it with the fans. To have this opportunity is amazing and the OWN Network is the perfect home for us," adds Wynonna and Naomi. In their first television series viewers will get an intimate look at the private lives of one of the most successful music teams in the history of entertainment. After decades of struggle and recovery, Wynonna and Naomi are ready to share their celebrated and complicated lives and as Wynonna says, "the good, the bad, and the ugly" with viewers. Gay Rosenthal Productions, Inc. produces the one-hour series.

According to Wynonna Judd, it's wasn't the duo's first reality show offer either. She tells GAC, "We were offered the VH1 slot after The Osbournes. I was like, 'I'd rather have a lobotomy.'" Naomi Judd adds, "They offered us so much money." The Judds say that they agreed to doing a show on OWN because of their friendship with and respect for the queen of talk shows. Wynonna also shares that she understands why the public wants to get inside her and her mother's lives. She reveals, "There's so much about us that [makes] people in airports want to look. It's like part train-wreck, but part, 'Oh, my God, they really love each other, and they get along and this is so great.' They're waiting for a train wreck."

About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK
A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform, and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN will debut on January 1, 2011 in approximately 80 million homes on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also will include the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own.

(Released by OWN & Country Kickers Highlights & Lowdown)