The Making of Oprah's Final Season Premiere
The season premiere's surprises don't stop with Australia. Brian is given the challenging task of bringing a group of road-tripping ladies to the Oprah Show stage...without them knowing it! After they're surprised with what they think is a road trip to Chicago to see the season premiere, the women will hit the road. Once in Chicago, the ladies will be told they're parking at the hotel—but they'll really be driving into Harpo Studios, which has been disguised to look like a garage. Once inside, their car will literally drive onto the stage during the middle of the season premiere taping, a feat that requires planning, precision and patience. "I don't sleep," Brian says. "I wake up in cold sweats at 6 a.m. with a to-do list."