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OWN Cancels Rosie O’Donnell Talk Show
hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 16, 2012 | Lacey Rose

Posted on 03/16/2012 5:45:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie O’Donnell's five-month old talk show.

The daily show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20 to air on Friday, March 30 in its 7 p.m. time slot. The news of its demise comes two months after the ailing network announced it had hired Shane Farley (Rachel Ray, Rosie O’Donnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the show’s executive producer and would move Rosie into a significantly smaller 70-seat studio. The latter was a bid to inspire a sense of intimacy and lower costs on a series that is averaging 190,000 viewers.

“I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey. She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day,” said OWN chief Oprah Winfrey in a statement. “As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience. I’m grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all.”

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cancels; oprah; oprahwinfrey; own; rosie; rosieshow; show; talk; talkshow; winfrey

1 posted on 03/16/2012 5:45:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh that is just too bad.........NOT!


2 posted on 03/16/2012 5:46:17 PM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I knew this was going to happen once TV became flooded with lesbians. They’re not the curiousity they once were.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 5:48:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid. - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t even know she had a show. Oprah lost the last of my tiny interest in who she was when she began putting her face on every issue of her magazine. What is wrong with her ego? So Rosie had a show. Let bygones be by...and gone.


4 posted on 03/16/2012 5:48:32 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . 2012 for change, this time for the people)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Someone needs to post the pic of Nelson Muntz yelling HA HA..I didn’t even know this fat turd even had a show


5 posted on 03/16/2012 5:54:46 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She can join “perky” Katie Couric’s new talkshow, “Katie”!


6 posted on 03/16/2012 5:58:59 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

(probably the 1st of a thousand or so..)

7 posted on 03/16/2012 5:59:45 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: dynachrome

>>She can join “perky” Katie Couric’s new talkshow, “Katie”!<<

Is that old hag still around? I thought she puttered off to Woodland Hills to pass with the rest of the has-beens.


8 posted on 03/16/2012 6:01:39 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Now where are nags going to tune when they want to listen to a loudmouth with a 60 IQ?

This time they can really shovel the dirt over Rosie's “career”. she couldn't make it as a comedian she couldn't make it in the movies, and she has now repeatedly failed as a talk show host. What else can she fail at?

9 posted on 03/16/2012 6:03:23 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Free ThinkerNY

isn’t rosie extremely wealthy. She need to start her own business and hire people. Maybe invest with Solyndra


10 posted on 03/16/2012 6:04:52 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: freedumb2003

I have to say this “Guns Kill people just like a knife and fork made Rosie O’Donnell fat”


11 posted on 03/16/2012 6:05:35 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: freedumb2003

I have to say this “Guns Kill people just like a knife and fork made Rosie O’Donnell fat”


12 posted on 03/16/2012 6:05:49 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: Bullish

“Now where are nags going to tune when they want to listen to a loudmouth with a 60 IQ ?”.

____________________

I think the View is still on.


13 posted on 03/16/2012 6:12:21 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Bullish

“Now where are nags going to tune when they want to listen to a loudmouth with a 60 IQ ?”.

____________________

I think the View is still on.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 6:13:20 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Bullish

“Now where are nags going to tune when they want to listen to a loudmouth with a 60 IQ ?”.

____________________

I think the View is still on.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 6:13:21 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I knew this was going to happen once TV became flooded with lesbians. They’re not the curiousity they once were.

LOL. Well, Rosie is not exactly their best standard bearer...

16 posted on 03/16/2012 6:14:27 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OWN to become CSI rerun network??


17 posted on 03/16/2012 6:14:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They could no longer afford to feed Shamu


18 posted on 03/16/2012 6:16:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I can't imagine why...


19 posted on 03/16/2012 6:23:17 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Bullish
She needs to focus on her successes.

As a failure, she's a success.

20 posted on 03/16/2012 6:24:39 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

Rosie would be a smashing success, winning personality and all, if Americans were not so anti-bulldyke. ;)


21 posted on 03/16/2012 6:26:29 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: fatnotlazy

22 posted on 03/16/2012 6:27:20 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She looks a lot worse now. It’s an old photo.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosie/2183848792/in/photostream
(It’s Aleca Baldwin, right?)


23 posted on 03/16/2012 6:28:36 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie O'Donnell's five-month old talk show... two months after the ailing network announced it had hired Shane Farley (Rachel Ray, Rosie O'Donnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the show's executive producer and would move Rosie into a significantly smaller 70-seat studio... lower costs on a series that is averaging 190,000 viewers. "I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey. She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day," said OWN chief Oprah Winfrey in a statement.
Can't be her fault. And that magazine (McCall's? Redbook?) she wanted renamed for herself a few years back, to compete with Orpah, its faiiure wasn't her fault either.


24 posted on 03/16/2012 6:35:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Schadenfreude.


25 posted on 03/16/2012 6:38:05 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: freedumb2003

Starts on September 10th. Plenty of time to purchase your barf buckets:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2859590/posts


26 posted on 03/16/2012 6:43:02 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Bullish
She couldn't make it as a comedian she couldn't make it in the movies, and she has now repeatedly failed as a talk show host. What else can she fail at?

Harry Reid can try to get her a gig at a Nevada bordello...uh, answering the phone. No, wait...opening the door? No, no...I got it! Valet parking!

27 posted on 03/16/2012 6:43:21 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ha Rosie O’Fatass! Another liberal going down the toilet! Obama will want to pass a law requiring the networks to provide air time to fat, hairy, loudmouth lesbians, but that shuts down Rush Limbaugh.


28 posted on 03/16/2012 6:53:08 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another old fat queer waddles off into the sunset.


29 posted on 03/16/2012 7:03:57 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think FR has twice the "ratings" with just the number of FReepers responding to this thread.

Orka must be fuming that she can't capitalize on it.

Good thing the unemployment rate isn't calculated by net weight......

30 posted on 03/16/2012 7:20:02 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...a new network launch is always a challenge...”

And especialy so when no one wants to watch your liberal crap.


31 posted on 03/16/2012 7:20:36 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (One, thinks he was great prez)
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To: mountn man

Ha! Ha! Posting on my Droid is a bad idea


32 posted on 03/16/2012 7:34:42 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess pigs without lipstick are not to appealing


33 posted on 03/16/2012 7:59:20 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They should have originally called the show “Elephant Walk” and passed it off as a nature show.

There is a resemblance.


34 posted on 03/16/2012 8:09:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, another liberal show bites the dust. Boo effing hoo!


35 posted on 03/16/2012 8:15:02 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Bullish
"...a loudmouth with a 60 IQ ?"

Now, why are you overrating her? 

36 posted on 03/16/2012 8:32:53 PM PDT by OneHun
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To: mountn man
She needs to focus on her successes.

Did you mean to spell that >sucks-esses< ?

;^ )

37 posted on 03/16/2012 9:20:10 PM PDT by Bullish
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I love the way liberals keep recycling other liberals that have a history of failure...not too good at business. Just good for a laugh at the employers and employee actions...


38 posted on 03/17/2012 12:11:20 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You have to have mixed feelings about this one - I mean, without Rosie, who would have captured the pure idiocy of Angelica Houston?


39 posted on 03/17/2012 8:25:50 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I can't imagine watching a show where your IQ hits hyperdrive while going into the toilet.

THE HORROR

40 posted on 03/18/2012 4:33:45 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I can't imagine watching a show where your IQ hits hyperdrive while going into the toilet.

THE HORROR

41 posted on 03/18/2012 4:33:55 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rosie can't pick up or retain sponsors any more. Always follow the money.

Leni

42 posted on 03/18/2012 4:38:50 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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