Oprah Banking On Former Rival Rosie O'Donnell To Save OWN Network
Posted on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:39 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Oprah Winfrey is hoping that fellow talk show veteran Rosie Oâ€™Donnell will invigorate her cable network.
The OWN network has yet to produce a hit show despite having spent $150 million on programming since the networkâ€™s January 1 launch.
Winfrey is investing quite a bit in Oâ€™Donnellâ€™s upcoming talk show, including her Chicago studio and many members of her former staff.
Oâ€™Donnell drew polar reactions during her year-long stint at The View, and the comedienne hinted in a July press conference that we can expect more of the same on her OWN program.
The Rosie Show debuts Oct. 10 and will air weekdays at 7 p.m.