We may be staring down the barrel of a terrifying new world but at least we can rely on some old heroes to come out of the woodwork to back us all up.

CBS today announced that the legendary Oprah Winfrey will be joining '60 Minutes' as a special contributor this year, marking her return to major television since 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' ended in 2011.

"I’m so excited and proud to join forces with this historic news program, which for me represents the bastion of journalistic storytelling," Winfrey said in a statement. "At a time when people are so divided, my intention is to bring relevant insight and perspective, to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds."

Added '60 Minutes' executive producer Jeff Fager: "There is only one Oprah Winfrey. She has achieved excellence in everything she has touched. Her body of work is extraordinary, including thousands of interviews with people from all walks of life. She is a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for 60 Minutes."

So it's not the great return of Oprah that we would wish for, but you can bet everything that she won't hold back on any of the topics she chooses to go in on.

And an Oprah v. anyone is always good TV.