Rosie O’Donnell is moving to Chicago, and will be taping her new OWN talk show on Oprah’s old soundstage. Her new show is supposed to focus on real issues, and real people. Rosie said, “I’ll focus on a single topic for one hour, things people deal with every day. Raising children. The education system in America. Autism. Relationships, health, weight, depression — and happy stuff too, of course. I envision the show being full of love and laughter.”
It’s nice to see that Oprah’s old stage won’t be torn down, and will be put to use. It sounds like Rosie is in a nice redemption phase of her life, and might be easier to handle these days, rather than her old Koosh Ball days. OWN needs a big show, and Rosie just might be the answer to get them out of their ratings slump.
Whatever her show maybe, I’m positive that it’ll be better than her one-hour variety flop she did a couple years ago.