Sources tell TMZ ... Oprah met with Maria last week, trying to convince her to become a talk show host on Oprah's OWN Network. We've also learned Maria is going to be a guest on Oprah's final show.
But that's just the beginning. Big TV syndicators want Maria to do a daily talk show. As for news organizations, they're trying to get Maria as well. We're told NBC was lukewarm on the idea of bringing Maria back a few months ago, but the network's interest has intensified in the last week.