The return of Rosie O’Donnell to television has a date locked in, with the OWN network rolling out its plans for her new talk show, USA Today reports.
The show is set to premiere Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The show was originally planned as a daytime talker, but the decision was made to move it into the access hour. O’Donnell also decided to shift the focus of the program from serious issues to an entertainment and celebrity format.
"It’ll be fun, games, entertainment, variety," she told the publication. That means it should have a lot in common with her syndicated talk show, "The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” which won a string of Daytime Emmys from 1997 to 2002 — including five wins for outstanding talk show and six for outstanding talk show host.
The new program will be taped in the Chicago studios where "The Oprah Winfrey Show" taped.