Oprah’s reality series on the fascinating subject of Lindsay Lohan might not be the comeback the troubled star has been needing so desperately for so long. At least it doesn’t seem like much of a comeback from the recent trailer, which shows Oprah and Lindsay clashing more than anything else.

Lindsay Lohan, Z100 Jingle Ball
From the trailer, it seems like Lohan is up to the same old "chic"?

Last year, when the docu-series was announced, it sounded like an exciting endeavour. Lohan was cleaning up her act and who better to help her than professional celebrity redeemer Oprah Winfrey. This was in August, when Oprah’s first interview with Lohan aired and it looked like Lindsay was ready to move on from, as Winfrey put it, “being both an adjective and a verb for child star gone wrong”. Still, the trailer shows Lindsay having a full-blown meltdown with one of the show’s producers, as well as a clip of Oprah giving the Mean Girls star a stern lecture.

It looks like a touching moment, actually, as Oprah says, in her most motherly voice: “My truth is that I really want you to succeed. If that isn’t what you want, I’m ok with that. I will tell these guys to pack up and leave today.”

Lindsay Lohan
Maybe the meltdown was just a misstep along the way?

The scene ends with a not-so-subtle “You need to cut the ****, you really do.” S

o does this mean that the documentary (and Lohan’s comeback) was a flop? Probably not. After all, every good redemption story needs a rock bottom moment and a turning point. It all sounds really dramatic, but the fact that the series is airing at all, means that Lohan probably succeeded on her journey. We’ll know for sure when the series starts airing – this coming Sunday, March 9.

Oprah Winfrey
Only Oprah knows (and a few dosen crew members, production people and network execs).