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Who Will Replace Oprah?

Will it be Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Phil or Dr. Oz? Or someone completely different? In two years, the closure of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" makes room for a new queen (or king) of daytime television. That's when her 7 million daily viewers will look elsewhere for their TV kicks.

"You haven't had a time period like this open up in 25 years," said Larry Gerbrandt, an analyst for the firm Media Valuation Partners in Los Angeles. "It really gives the players a chance to reshuffle the deck."

The two shows closest to Winfrey's in the ratings are hosted by her finds, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, and she has a financial stake in both shows. Though TV host Jerry Springer thinks Oprah will pass the baton to Ellen.

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