Rosie O'Donell, who returned to television with Monday's premiere of The Rosie Show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, says her new show will include gay topics but won't focus on them exclusively.

O'Donnell describes her new show as in the style of Dick Cavett with humor.

“With the advent of the Internet, there's such accessibility to celebrities, and I think that we're over saturated with pop culture and with image, and we really want some more of the gritty underbelly, as opposed to polished veneer, and that's what we're going for on this show – just real conversation in the style more of Dick Cavett than a Charlie Rose, but with humor, more than just a buh-duh-bump-shhh, we're out; here's the clip, and we're done. I did that once, and I'm ready for something else,” O'Donnell told lesbian entertainment website

The 49-year-old O'Donnell added that the show will be a reflection of her life, which includes the fact that she has been openly gay since 2002.

“Like every other artist and comedian, I talk about my life, so things that pertain to my life are probably going to appear more pertinent than to a host who maybe was not gay,” O'Donnell said.

(Related: Rosie O'Donnell says girlfriend Michelle Rounds doesn't look gay.)