Oprah's next OWN reality show: 'Don't Tell the Bride' -- EXCLUSIVE

OWN has picked up another reality show, diving into the popular wedding genre with Don’t Tell the Bride.

Based on a hit BBC series (which can be seen stateside on BBC America), the UK version gives cash-strapped couples a big budget for their wedding — with a big catch: The bride and groom cannot see each other for a month before the wedding, and he does all the planning and makes all the decisions while the she is kept completely out of the loop. The bride doesn’t see the invitations until they arrive in the mail, and she can’t feast her eyes on her wedding dress until she’s prepared to walks down the aisle.

As you can imagine, this format produces lots of fights and tears (of the good and bad kind).

Shed Media is the producer on the series, with eight episodes premiering this fall. The news comes as Oprah Winfrey makes the transition from daytime talk queen to focusing on her OWN cable network, which launched in January. Winfrey’s final episode aired today, which concluded with her telling viewers: “I won’t say goodbye. I’ll just say, ‘Until we meet again.'”

Read more:
Oprah’s final show: Read our live blog here!
Oprah’s ‘Farewell Spectacular’: A night to celebrate, and bid adieu
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  • E

    People put way too many expectations on one day. Concentrate on choosing the right spouse/partner and let the rest go. It is only one day out of many.

  • Annie

    *YAWN* Great original idea… not! What genius okayed this show? I am so tired of wedding shows. What about those noodleheads who did the “big” lavish wedding… where are they now? Happy? In debt? Divorced? Wishing they would have taken the chunk of $$ and used it to pay off student loans or a down payment on a new home? That is an original idea. (Still probably would not watch it… LOL)

    • Bobs Yeruncle

      I would watch noodleheads, even if just to hear their theme song.

      • Annie

        HAAAAAAAAAAA. This is the making of a new reality show on EW… called, “Noodleheads”.

  • Michael

    James Hibberd, you didn’t finish her quote! Her very last words were important; they were: “To God be the glory.”

    • And that gets a big fat…

      …eyeroll.

  • Annie

    This is just a horrible idea, start to finish. I’m disappointed in OW’s show-maker chops if this is the best she can do.

  • favio

    I can’t wait for the show about Sarah Ferguson on OWN to start in June.

  • Al

    How is this different from “Rich Groom, Poor Groom”?

  • Gabrielle

    Lovely lady…u gave your all! Thank you. Now rest a bit…c u on OWN.

  • Negrete

    I can’t wait for this show. I entered to be casted on it. You’ll be surprised to see what some of these guys come up with. Some way out there, but most really listen to their bride and making it all come true for them.

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