Rosie O’Donnell Eyes Return to Daytime TV to Replace Oprah
March 20, 2010
(ChattahBox)— With Oprah Winfrey’s exit from television in 2011, there is a huge daytime talk show gap waiting to be filled. And Rosie O’Donnell has reportedly teamed up with two syndication powerhouses to put together a show for her return to TV, which would air as Winfrey’s show ends.
O’Donnell hosted the Emmy Award-winning “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” for six seasons. And she also briefly appeared as co-host of Barbara Walters’ “The View,” before she left in a vitriolic contract dispute.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, O’Donnell has joined with Dick Robertson, former president of Warner Bros Domestic TV Distribution where he now acts as an adviser. And O’Donnell has rejoined forces with Scott Carlin, former head of HBO Domestic Distribution. Both men were key players in “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.”
O’Donnell’s new show would mirror her former daytime program, with appearances by Broadway and Hollywood stars.