Rosie O'Donnell has said she has no
hard feelings about the recent cancellation of her nighttime talk
show, The Rosie Show.
O'Donnell's The Rosie Show was
trumpeted by the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) as a cornerstone of the
nascent network when the show premiered in October. On Friday, OWN
canceled The Rosie Show due to poor ratings.
In a message to viewers, O'Donnell
thanked Winfrey for the opportunity to return to television.
“Listen, Oprah gave me an amazing
shot at doing this. She really did. She put me back on TV. She
believed in me,” O'Donnell said. “I didn't even know if I could
do it again, truthfully. And she said, 'I think you can.' And I
said, 'I think I can, too.' And off I came here to Chicago.”
O'Donnell, who turns 50 on March 21,
added, “Here's the bottom line: It's a business, right? It didn't
make financial sense to continue the show at the cost because of the
amount of viewers.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of
this page. Visit
our video library for more videos.)
Trump on Rosie O'Donnell's canceled Rosie Show: She fails at