February 18, 2011 at 07:14 PM EST

Image Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic.comOn Feb. 24, Oprah‘s audience will have to Scream for David Arquette instead of Michael Vick. Harpo has confirmed to EW that an interview with the actor will air on Feb. 24 instead of one with Michael Vick, who backed out Wednesday for “personal reasons,” according to Harpo. Arquette taped his interview on Thursday, Feb. 17. (Said Vick via his rep in a statement: “After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future.”) It’s a good trade-off for Winfrey: Though not as controversial a figure as Vick, Arquette made headlines earlier this year for his split from wife, Courteney Cox, and a subsequent all-too-revealing interview with Howard Stern about his marriage. Arquette’s over-sharing tendencies should bode well for Winfrey’s ratings.

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