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!
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So why would anyone watch her?
Imho, her audience is composed of the homosexual community and its supporters.
Hey Rosie! Póg ma thoin!
Oh please be right. This is a perfectly horrid little channel, with nothing, and I do mean nothing, worth watching.
I have better luck when checking for a word in the title. Oftentimes posters don’t put in any keywords, for some reason. In this case I would have searched for “Rosie” in Titles. In any event, thanks for posting. Without posters FR wouldn’t exist.
Yeah, it's tough to have a 'sense of intimacy' with all those empty seats...