The Oprah Winfrey Network announced last week that "The Rosie Show," the daily talk show hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell, will tape its final show today, Tuesday, March 20, and the final episode will air on Friday, March 30 (7-8 p.m. ET/PT). "The Rosie Show" (Monday-Fridays, 7 p.m. ET/PT) debuted on OWN October 10, 2011 and was on the air for five months.
"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 Oprah Winfrey. "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."
"It was fair," O'Donnell commented yesterday as she addressed the cancellation news on the Chicago set of The Rosie Show.
O'Donnell, who produced the 2003 Broadway show Taboo, has starred on Broadway in Grease (Rizzo), Seussical (Cat in the Hat) and Fiddler on the Roof (Golde), and off-Broadway in Love, Loss and What I Wore, as well as regionally in Find Me.
To view Rosie O'Donnell's comments on the recent cancellation of her talk show, click below.