OWN's Rosie O'Donnell Show starts tonight (Mon 10/10)
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|Mon, 10-10-2011 - 11:20am|
Last Friday, Rosie O'Donnell composed some poetry about her return to television. Included are lines about how she had blown the deadline for publishing the poem online, as well as observations about the people she met that same night while eating dinner at Gibsons Steak House in Chicago.
As for what's to come on her new talk show, she wrote only this: "as I prepare to return / 2 something much bigger than a show / I am reminded how lucky I am / have always been / thank u oprah / here we go." O'Donnell says, so far, she feels no pressure. "I feel nothing but privilege, truthfully," she told reporters during a conference call Wednesday. ""For Oprah to not only ask me to be on her network, but for her to also give me her studio, her staff, her buildings and welcome me to her city..."
Similar to her poetry, The Rosie Show, which premieres Monday at 8/7c on Oprah's OWN, will take a sort of free-flow approach. The plan is to host one guest per episode — instead of the typical three to four -- in order to get "real, lengthy, insightful interviews," O'Donnell said. And it's just one of several big changes from her last talk show outing. Here's what you can expect to see: