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Rosie O'Donnell's OWN Talk Show Cancelled After One Season
It looks like it’s the end of the road for Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show comeback. The actor/comedian returned to the format as host of The Rosie Show, which premiered last fall on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN. It was announced today that the show will end this month.
Deadline posted the statement, stating that the final episode of The Rosie Show will tape on Tuesday (3/20), to air on OWN on Friday, March 30. Statements from Winfrey and O’Donnell were both included in the announcement, and both expressed gratitude.
While struggling ratings may be to blame for the decision not to continue the series, there were also rumors floating around that O’Donnell was “feuding” with the network over her desire to return to New York, according to what Daily Mail reported last week. That may or may not be an exaggeration, but there was talk about the show possibly moving to New York earlier last week, along with word that O’Donnell had put her Lakeview Chicago house up for sale. Perhaps the fact that she was planning to move really was an indication that the show wasn’t going to be renewed. Either way, as Rosie’s proven to be pretty vocal in her opinions, I’m inclined to believe the gratitude she expressed in her statement is genuine.
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