The Rosie Show Canceled By Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network
Posted on Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:01 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Rosie O'Donnell's daily talk show has been canceled after only five months, it was announced Friday.
The Rosie Show, which aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), suffered poor ratings, multiple format changes, staff upsets, and other various problems that contributed to its failure.
The Daily Beast reported Monday that Winfrey herself made the decision to give the show the axe, which comes as a shock considering the media mogul was O'Donnell's biggest cheerleader.
Winfrey reportedly met with O'Donnell before making her final decision, and witnesses of the meeting described it as "awkward." Speculation of the show's dismal performance began to grow when O'Donnell decided to scrap her entire format and model it more closely after Bravo's Watch What Happens Live. There were also persistent rumors that the talk show host had nasty clashes with her staff, although one employee dismissed those claims.
The final episode of The Rosie Show will air on Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m EST.