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Rosie O'Donnell Returns to Daytime Talk on Oprah's OWN Network

by Rich Keller, posted Aug 6th 2010 10:25AM
Rosie O'Donnell will join Oprah's cable network with a new daytime talk showSince she left her slot as one of the hosts of 'The View' back in 2007, Rosie O'Donnell has been looking for a new venue to make her return to television. She even went so far as to join up with syndicated show veterans Dick Robertson and Scott Carlin to create a new daytime talker.

Now, thanks to Oprah Winfrey, all her hard work is paying off.

Deadline Hollywood reports that Oprah has purchased O'Donnell's talk show for her OWN cable network. Premiering in 2011, the program will mark a return to the happy and fun Rosie that viewers remember from her days on 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' back in the 1990s. This will be a change for O'Donnell, who has shown a darker, more controversial side to her personality since she left her program in 2002.

According to the cable network, which is a joint venture between Winfrey and Discovery Communications, Rosie fans can anticipate a fun and uplifting show with the comedian's energetic style. The network went on to say, "Rosie is an undeniable talent who has captivated TV audiences for nearly 20 years. She's a true original, who brings her authentic voice, dynamic energy and pure passion to everything she does."

Said Rosie on her talk show's pickup, "It's an honor and a privilege to work with Oprah Winfrey on her network. I'm excited to be back on daytime television."

While O'Donnell's original talk show was loved by both fans and critics -- to the point of winning six Daytime Emmys in a row -- some fans were turned off during her more serious period, which included a one-year stint on 'The View.' Fans of the darker Rosie may be turned off to her return to 'Happy Talk' and possibly consider her a sell-out.

How do you feel about Rosie's return to the daytime talk circuit?

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Allan Kleer

Here in Miami Beach, we love Rosie! She's a well known philanthropist and "real". She's a worthy successor to Oprah and it seems like she's going to go for it in creating a successor to her earlier talk show. Her generosity is well known since she resides part time on Star Island in Miami Beach.


August 11 2010 at 12:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Judy Kimble

Love Rosie O Donnell will be glad to see her back on TV Can't wait good luck Rosie I know you will do well

August 07 2010 at 3:20 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

definately a bad day for t.v., she has a very big mouth & very little to offer

August 07 2010 at 5:49 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Yes is good the Rosie will comeback, she is got talent she is funny, and very honest, welcome back Rosie!!!

August 07 2010 at 4:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A pig,is a pig,is a pig

August 07 2010 at 4:09 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

She had a great show at one time but got too big for her britches and blew it. That was a lifetime ago and I think she is a legend in her own mind still.
Does anyone really want her back?

August 06 2010 at 4:50 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

ha! that is okay... apparently i can't spell article.

August 06 2010 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Just so you know... the title of the articls is spelled wrong. Returns not ReTruns.

August 06 2010 at 12:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Jan Rayl

Just so you know . . . in your little clip you spelled article wrong. Oops, you beat me to it.

August 06 2010 at 3:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am looking forward to the talk show. I was a big fan of her talk show, I found her hilarious and she certainly gave away alot of money to charities and raised awareness of charities that I hadn't heard of before. As for her serious/dark side..everyone of us has one..most celebrities just show the upbeat happy side, Rosie chose to lay it all out there for us and be honest! Good Luck Rosie!

August 06 2010 at 10:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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