The Rosie Show: OWN TV Series Cancelled

Rosie Show canceledThe Oprah Winfrey Network has decided to cancel Rosie O’Donnell’s low-rated daily talk series, The Rosie Show. It’s been on the air for just five months.

The newbie cable channel has announced that the last episode of The Rosie Show will be taped on Tuesday, March 20th. The finale will then air 10 days later, on March 30th.

Here’s the press release with all of the details:

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK ANNOUNCES THE FINALE OF “THE ROSIE SHOW”

Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today “The Rosie Show,” the daily talk show hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell, will tape its final show on Tuesday, March 20, and the final episode will air on Friday, March 30 (7-8 p.m. ET/PT).

“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.”

“I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago,” said Rosie O’Donnell. “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!”

“The Rosie Show” (Monday-Fridays, 7 p.m. ET/PT) debuted on OWN October 10, 2011 and was on the air for five months. “The Rosie Show” is produced by Harpo Studios in association KidRo Productions, Inc. and SantaBu Productions.

About OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 77 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.

What do you think? Did you try watching The Rosie Show? Will you miss the chat series?

12 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Lisa says

    Ah hahahahahahahahahahaha! I have waited for this moment! She doesn’t deserve a show or any airtime…..she has already blown all of her ‘air’!!! Rot, sista!!!

  2. Sally Merrison says

    Ro, please come back to XM Sirius Radio with all your friends – google Pete, Bobby, Jeannette, Dierdra, et al. I miss your talking and discussing things with us on the air.

  3. Craig says

    How bad is your show, when it is getting cancelled by OWN. Though I am sure the dozens of fans of the show will be disappointed.

  4. bruce says

    I don’t want to sound mean, but how does one determine what a show with “low ratings” is on OWN? They have even less viewers than MSNBC.

  5. Thnunumber6 says

    Wow…and here I thought her show already WAS cancelled! Seriously!
    I’d like to think O’Donnell will take the hint and finally go away, but the lethal combination of her arrogance and basic lack of intelligence will prevent it from happening.

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