Posted on Tue Mar 29, 2011 09:00 AM PDT
Rosie O'Donnell hasn't had her own talk show since 2002, and now the 49-year-old is returning to TV on The Oprah Winfrey Network. In addition to appearing on OWN, Rosie. 49, will take over Harpo Studios in Chicago.
O'Donnell's show, which she describes as "kick-a**," will begin this fall. Harpo will shoot 130 hour-long episodes.
The former View co-host released the following statement:
- "Harpo is a world class studio and I can't wait to do my show from Chicago. It's a dream come trueâ€¦beyond the beyond. Thank you, Oprah!"
As for Oprah, she had the following to say about Ms. O'Donnell:
- "I'm delighted to welcome Rosie to the studio I've called home for so many years. Speaking from experience, she will be working with the best team in television in one of the greatest cities in the world."
Find out how many Daytime Emmys Rosie has won ... over the years.
Rosie earned six consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for The Rosie O'Donnell Show. Pretty impressive, but will you watch her new show on OWN?
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