Oprah fans: no need to fret! Network executives have found you a possible replacement: Rosie O’Donnell. After the legendary talk show host announced that she was pulling her show in 2011, network executives have been scrambling to fill the spot on the daytime talk show circuit, reports E! Online.
O’Donnell, now 47, hasn’t been up to much recently, after leaving The View in May 2007, unless you’ve seen her guest spots on shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nip/Tuck and Drop Dead Diva. She also launched the daily show, Rosie Radio on Sirius XM, which she hosts in New York in a custom-built home studio.
If all goes as planned, the comedian has big shoes to fill, but based on her previous success, she may be a hit. The Rosie O’Donnell Show for a while, as she won 25 Daytime Emmy Awards, including the award for Outstanding Talk Show every year between 1998 and 2002.