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OWN Cancels Rosie O'Donnell
Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 16, 2012 | Lacey Rose

Posted on 03/17/2012 1:40:12 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark

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.”

Added O’Donnell: “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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; odonnell; oprah; own; rosie
Isn't this too sad. Now that Oprah has to play with her money instead of the King Brother's she has no stomach for lose lose proposition talk shows.

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.

1 posted on 03/17/2012 1:40:14 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

see also:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2860409/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2860141/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2860133/posts


2 posted on 03/17/2012 1:43:45 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Rosie O’Donuts epic FAIL


3 posted on 03/17/2012 1:43:45 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Angry dykes don’t sell.


4 posted on 03/17/2012 1:45:06 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Keith in Iowa

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.


5 posted on 03/17/2012 1:51:57 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

The lefts war on women continues.

Liberals- “Why does everything have to be about profit?”


6 posted on 03/17/2012 1:52:17 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Dems want medical care funding to be based on the patients political and religious beliefs)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

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.


7 posted on 03/17/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

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.


8 posted on 03/17/2012 1:57:32 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Dems want medical care funding to be based on the patients political and religious beliefs)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Did Empire Carpets cancel their advertising?


9 posted on 03/17/2012 2:03:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, they were all eaten.


10 posted on 03/17/2012 2:04:58 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
It has been a mystery to me why she ever "graced" a television screen. When she tried being a stand-up comic she was not funny and was eventually relegated to being the MC of a Comedy Club show. She then had a secondary role as the tubby loudmouth on a WWII era women's baseball team (no acting required). After that, butt ugly and without any apparent talent, she became a celebrity and poster girl for bull dyke adoptive parenthood. It is like watching a satire about show business fame or Woody Allen's Zelig.
11 posted on 03/17/2012 2:05:35 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Who won the bet on how long it would last?


12 posted on 03/17/2012 2:09:41 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Oh Woe is me... Why's everybody always pickin on me???

13 posted on 03/17/2012 2:13:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bmwcyle
What!!!


14 posted on 03/17/2012 2:52:56 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bmwcyle

What a terrible thing to say about Oprah!


15 posted on 03/17/2012 3:14:50 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Because we can watch all the cows we want to on old reruns of Rawhide.


16 posted on 03/17/2012 3:16:45 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Heaven protect us from what evil men do in the name of good.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
*snickering / chuckling*
BRING ME MORE DONUTS!

17 posted on 03/17/2012 3:18:28 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: bray

Is it true?


18 posted on 03/17/2012 3:18:28 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Hey, Rosie! Fire can’t melt steel? Well, ratings can melt fat.


19 posted on 03/17/2012 3:20:03 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Sorry Oprah.
It won’t help.

Oprah blew it, selling out for Obama.


20 posted on 03/17/2012 3:20:45 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
Rosie O'Donnell's failure as a TV host is pretty simply explained. She is not intelligent. She is not witty ("profane" is not "clever"). She is not physically attractive. She has nothing new to say. She makes people uncomfortable not because she's insightful but because she's so angry for no visible reason.

So why would anyone watch her?

21 posted on 03/17/2012 3:39:39 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

Imho, her audience is composed of the homosexual community and its supporters.


22 posted on 03/17/2012 3:44:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
That news made my St. Patrick's Day!

Hey Rosie! Póg ma thoin!

23 posted on 03/17/2012 3:51:37 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

Oh please be right. This is a perfectly horrid little channel, with nothing, and I do mean nothing, worth watching.


24 posted on 03/17/2012 3:53:42 PM PDT by MizSterious (Now that Perry's out, I guess I'll just have to vote for "Generic Republican Candidate")
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

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.


25 posted on 03/17/2012 8:53:35 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
...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...

Yeah, it's tough to have a 'sense of intimacy' with all those empty seats...

26 posted on 03/17/2012 9:04:33 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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