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.


5 Responses to “Rosie O’Donnell Eyes Return to Daytime TV to Replace Oprah”

  1. Charles Wagner on March 20th, 2010 2:38 pm

    Please give us a break and say it isn’t so. Have we not had enough of this loud foul tempered and nasty woman with a bad attitude? This show is doomed from the start. Tracy Ulman or any number of other talented women out there, who do not turn your stomach before dinner would be a better choice. I guess if they spend the money we will have to change channels until the pilot burns out. I guess Ill just watch Ellen more often than I do now. C Wagner Buffalo NY

  2. Marta Youngblut on March 20th, 2010 3:03 pm

    We don’t know what changes she has made in her life and with her personality. Don’t you think she should’t be judged
    by the past rather that how she is now. I, for one, will watch the first week or so and then deside whether to keep watching or swicth to Ellen.

  3. Kim on March 20th, 2010 3:07 pm

    We actually all love love love Rosie – clearly all want her return 

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  5. Jarian Williams on March 21st, 2010 2:11 pm

    I’m glad that Rosie O’ Donnell is coming back, I used to watch her old show from the 90’s, and when she was on The View from 2006-2007, I may not be into Broadway but I am into Hollywood stars.

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