Bye, Bye Rosie: Oprah Dumps “The Rosie Show” After 5 Months On OWN

18
Mar

Comedian and Television host Rosie O’Donnell is headed back to the unemployment line. “The Rosie Show” is getting the network book after only five months on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN.

The show premiered in October 2011 to about 500,000 viewers but quickly lost about half its audience within days of its debut.

In hopes of revamping the show, producers tried altering the show’s format. The show went from taping before a live studio audience to a one-on-one interview setting with celebrities such as Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Handler and former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich.

Unfortunately for Rosie – the ratings did not improve.

In a statement released by OWN, Winfrey thanked O’Donnell, calling O’Donnell “an incredible partner” who worked to put on the best show “every single day.”

O’Donnell was also quoted saying she loved working with Winfrey in Chicago and “wished” the show had better ratings.

March 30th will air “The Rosie Show’s” last episode. Stay Tuned for more updates.