[08/05/10 - 03:23 PM]
Rosie O'Donnell Makes Her Return to Daytime Television Exclusively on Own: The Oprah Winfrey Network
"It's an honor and a privilege to work with Oprah Winfrey on her network," said Rosie O'Donnell.

[via press release from OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network]

Rosie O'Donnell Makes Her Return to Daytime Television Exclusively on OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK


LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 -- Multiple Emmy(R) award-winning television host, celebrated performer, renowned philanthropist, and all-around talent, Rosie O'Donnell will make her return to daytime television exclusively on OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK. From 1996 to 2002, Ms. O'Donnell delighted audiences as the host of the highly successful daytime talk show "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." For OWN, she will bring her trademark humor and down-to-earth approach to a new daily talk show scheduled to premiere in 2011. The announcement was made today by Chief Executive Officer, Christina Norman.

"Rosie is an undeniable talent who has captivated TV audiences for nearly 20 years," said Oprah Winfrey. "She's a true original, who brings her authentic voice, dynamic energy and pure passion to everything she does."

"It's an honor and a privilege to work with Oprah Winfrey on her network," said Rosie O'Donnell. "I'm excited to be back on daytime television."

"We are thrilled to have her be a part of OWN," said Ms. Norman.

The program, produced by Ms. O'Donnell, was brought to OWN by longtime Warner Bros. syndication veterans Dick Robertson and Scott Carlin, now of SantaBu LLC Inc. The show will be a daytime one-hour daily show based in New York. Fans can anticipate a fun, uplifting show with Ms. O'Donnell's playful and energetic style.

One of the most successful talk show hosts of the past 15 years, Rosie O'Donnell earned six consecutive Daytime Emmys(R) for Outstanding Talk Show Host during her years on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." The show, a beloved departure from the many sensational talk shows of the time, skyrocketed in ratings and audiences enjoyed her warm and approachable style, along with the fuzzy koosh balls she launched at the crowd and camera. In 2006, Ms. O'Donnell replaced Meredith Vieira as co-host and moderator of "The View," resulting in a 27 percent ratings increase and, during her time on the program, it was the fourth most-watched in all of daytime for women 18-49.

An outspoken advocate for children's needs, her recent HBO special, "A Family Is a Family is A Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration," celebrated her family, along with other types of families, sharing funny and oftentimes profound insights on family life and love proving that families come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Additionally, her charitable organization, Rosie's Theatre Kids, offers underserved children arts education enrichment, along with the chance to enjoy Broadway theatre. Today, she can be heard on Sirius XM Radio's "Rosie Radio," a daily two-hour show featuring Ms. O'Donnell discussing the day's news and events. An actress, comedian, and the author of several best-selling books, she lives in New York with her children.


A joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications, OWN: THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multiplatform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN will debut in January 1, 2011 in approximately 80 million homes, on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also will include the award-winning digital platform Oprah.com. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/own/.

  [august 2010]  


[10/04/15 - 09:34 AM]
FOX Live + 3 Day Ratings: "Grandfathered" & "The Grinder" Post Healthy Gains
FOX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[10/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Emerges as the Clear #1 Scripted Show Tuesday at 9pm in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[10/04/15 - 08:46 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Keeps ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 by a wide margin.

[10/04/15 - 08:32 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Season Premiere Up 13% vs. Year-Ago Debut in Metered-Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/04/15 - 08:22 AM]
College Football Week 5: ABC Televises Two Highest-Rated Games of the Day
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/03/15 - 09:19 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[10/03/15 - 09:18 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Grows Week to Week by 10% in Both 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 2.

[10/03/15 - 09:03 AM]
"Gotham" Week 2 Rises 63% in Nielsen Live + 3 Day, Outrating Season Premiere
FOX further spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[10/03/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Blindspot" Generates NBC's Biggest Live + 3 Day 18-49 Lift in Nearly a Year
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 28.

[10/03/15 - 08:21 AM]
ABC Wins Its 2nd Straight Friday in Adults 18-49, Outdelivering Runner-Up CBS by 17%
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 2.

[10/02/15 - 03:33 PM]
ABC to Give "Quantico" Another Encore on Tuesday; "Beyond the Tank" Pushed Again
The newcomer's second episode, due this Sunday, will likewise rebroadcast on Tuesday, October 6 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/02/15 - 02:25 PM]
ABC Family to Give Fans Access to Talent and Unique Photo Opportunities During New York Comic Con on October 8-11
"Pretty Little Liars," "Stitchers" and "Shadowhunters" are among the participating series.

[10/02/15 - 02:01 PM]
Acclaimed Director S.J. Clarkson Brings Her Talent to "Marvel's Jessica Jones"
Clarkson also served as an executive producer on the premiere episode.

[10/02/15 - 01:52 PM]
"Baring It All: Inside New York Fashion Week," a Special Programming Event, to Air October 14 on ABC Family
The two-hour documentary produced by Gennifer Gardiner and IMG's Will Staeger and Mike Antinoro showcases a fresh take on New York Fashion Week, following industry insiders who are changing the fashion landscape.

[10/02/15 - 01:09 PM]
VH1's Primetime Ratings for Third Quarter Surge Ahead 34% Over Prior Quarter Among Adults 18-49
VH1 spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.