Oprah Winfrey's new network has announced the 10 contestants competing on "Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star."
The would-be hosts include a travel guide in a wheelchair, a comedian who thinks the U.S. needs a gay best friend, and a businesswoman aiming to make a show about money both informative and fun.
The Oprah Winfrey Network announced the finalists Thursday. They were chosen from more than 9,500 online audition videos and thousands more hopefuls at open casting calls.
The winner will be selected by judges including Dr. Phil McGraw and Gayle King, who will submit contestants to TV-host-related challenges.
The prize is a show on Winfrey's cable channel.
"Your OWN Show" premieres Jan. 7. The Oprah Winfrey Network launches Saturday.