Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I'll bet there's an ABC Executive somewhere pissed off behind this one. According to Variety, Oprah has entered into an exclusive output pact with HBO to develop and produce scripted series, minis, docs and movies for the pay cabler.

This deal comes at the conclusion of Harpo's exclusive output pact with ABC, an arrangement that produced telepics including last year's "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day."

The HBO arrangement covers made-for TV programming and not theatrical properties, such as last year's Harpo-produced "Great Debaters."