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Rosie O'Donnell Talks About Her New OWN Nighttime Talk Show

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Jul 29, 2011 | 12:44pm EDT

rosie o'donnellRosie O'Donnell is returning to the big screen with a whole new show on OWN this fall, called The Rosie Show.  Apparently this is going to be completely different from her older talk show The Rosie O'Donnell Show.  If the two shows are as different as the titles then I expect to be blown away.  Okay, enough with the sarcasm -- back to facts. 

Rosie goes on to describe the show claiming, “There will be a famous guest, maybe once a show, or sprinkled throughout.  It’s not going to be the same kind of show that I did before, where somebody has a movie to promote and they come in and they do seven minutes...it’s going to be much of a hanging out, loose, non-promotional kind of thing."  That should be the drawing card to get celeb guests on your show -- Come on our show, where your upcoming movie won't be promoted!  I think you need to find yourself a new PR rep my dear.  Rosie goes on to explain, “Let’s say we have Cyndi Lauper come in, she’ll maybe sing a song. She’ll hang out with me and talk and we’ll maybe do a little something together. Then we’ll have the audience ask questions, we’ll have a game.”  You may be wondering why this all sounds vaguely familiar.  Hint: this is the basic summary of every talk show. 

There is one big difference about this show that you may not expect -- it's going to be at night.  Rosie announced, “We’re on at 7 PM at night, in order to promote all the great stuff they have coming up on OWN. We’re going to be your entrée into the nighttime lineup."  And there's the plug, nice one Oprah!  Her new talk show is also going to have a reality aspect to it.  The former The View host stated, “There’s going to be a reality show part of my show...where we’re going to be featuring the cast and the making of, during the actual show."  Snooki and The Situation, eat your heart out.

O'Donnell is excited and honored to be working for Ms. O in this latest attempt to save the network.  "Since I was 25 years old, this woman has been inspirational and really a prominent figure in my psyche...is is the first time that we get to work together and it’s something that I wanted to do for decades."  Turns out it's never too late for dreams to come true.

The Rosie Show debuts on October 10 at 7 PM ET/PT on OWN.  Anyone want to share who they think the first guest should be?  My vote: Donald Trump!

Source: Access Hollywood

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