Skip to comments.OWN Cancels Rosie O'Donnell
Posted on 03/17/2012 1:40:12 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
OWN has pulled the plug on Rosie ODonnell'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 ODonnell Show) to replace Page Hurwitz as the shows 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. Im grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all.
Added ODonnell: I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago. I was welcomed with open arms and will never forget the kindness of all I encountered. It was a great year for me -- I wish the show was able to attract more viewers -- but it did not. So I am headed back to my home in New York -- with gratitude. On we go!
(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...
If the flag ship program of this network can't last 5 months, I give the network 24 months. TOPS
Oh and someone post the schadenfreude thing cause this story earned it in spades. Oh, and no pun intended if you want to say that's a racist reference to Oprah.
Rosie O’Donuts epic FAIL
Angry dykes don’t sell.
I searched this 3 times with varying keywords to see if this news had been posted thinking it had been picked up. On none of my searches did any of the keywords return a link to this article.
If this needs to be deleted due to duplication by all means moderate it. I did attempt not to duplicate post the same story just so I had a +1 post.
The lefts war on women continues.
Liberals- “Why does everything have to be about profit?”
Rosie O’Donnell’s sell-by date expired years ago. She alienated millions with her leftist rants and obvious hatred for many of the things Americans still hold dear. Her in-your-face homosexuality was obnoxious and her arrogance and sense of entitlement, toxic. Good riddance. Now, if enly HBO would stop subsidizing the execrable Bill Maher, TV might have a chance to redeem itself...but don’t hold your breath.
Sad one has to be so defensive about adding volume to FR.
As in society , those that don’t contribute, spend a great deal of time complaining about those who do.
Did Empire Carpets cancel their advertising?
No, they were all eaten.
Who won the bet on how long it would last?
What a terrible thing to say about Oprah!
Because we can watch all the cows we want to on old reruns of Rawhide.
Is it true?
Hey, Rosie! Fire can’t melt steel? Well, ratings can melt fat.
It won’t help.
Oprah blew it, selling out for Obama.
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