For the First Time Ever, Canadian Viewers Get a Chance to Win Select Items From Oprah's Favorite Things During the Premiere Broadcast
TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - For the first time since 2010, Oprah's Favorite Things returns to television in a two-hour special event. Oprah reveals her must-haves for this holiday season and pulls off a top-secret giveaway for an unsuspecting group of deserving military spouses. Oprah, her staff and her team of experts take viewers behind the scenes to show how it all comes together. Oprah's Favorite Things: 2012 airs Sunday, November 18 from 8-10 p.m. ET and 5-7 p.m. PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), and U.S. and Canadian viewers will have a chance to win select items during the premiere broadcast, with winners being announced that evening. The premiere of the anticipated docu-series Married to the Army: Alaska will immediately follow the special at 10 p.m. ET.
Oprah's Favorite Things returns to kick-off the holiday season in a brand-new way. With the help of O Magazine's editor-at-large Gayle King and creative director Adam Glassman, Oprah enlists famed designers Michael Kors and Tory Burch, along with celebrity chef Curtis Stone, for their insight into this season's hottest, newest, most delectable items of the year put together for the magazine's O List (on stands November 6). From the electronic gadget that everyone will be clamoring for and sweet treats that can put anyone in the holiday spirit to a trip to an exotic island locale and a stylish way to get organized, Oprah's Favorite Things is jam-packed with great gift ideas just in time for the holidays including items you can only see in the television special. In addition, for the first time and in a way like never before, Oprah and her team honour a group of military spouses who have no idea that they are about to get the surprise of their lives.
During the two-hour event, U.S. and Canadian viewers for the first time in the history of Favorite Things, will also have the opportunity to watch and win select items featured within segments of the show. By texting the correct key word to a short code at designated points only throughout the premiere airing Sunday, November 18 from 8-10 p.m. ET and 5-7 p.m. PT, viewers will be entered into a draw to win some of Oprah's Favorite Things from 2012. Additional details on how to enter will be available starting November 1 online at www.oprah.com/favoritethings.
Oprah's Favorite Things: 2012, is produced by Harpo Studios and True Entertainment.
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