Rosie O’Donnell’s show on Oprah’s OWN cable network has been canceled. The last show will air on March 30 and Rosie is moving back to New York.
How sad. I don’t even know what channel OWN is on. Trying get viewers to regularly tune in to cable is very hard these days if the channel isn’t established yet.
Read what Rosie and Oprah have to say about the show’s end:
From E Online:
Oprah Winfrey’s struggling cable network needed a shot in the arm—but Rosie O’Donnell wasn’t it.
The Rosie Show, O’Donnell’s first big TV project since leaving The View, has been canceled after one season, OWN confirmed Friday.
“I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago,” O’Donnell said in a statement. “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!”
And what did O’Donnell’s now ex-boss have to say?
“I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey,” Winfrey said. “She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day. 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.”