The first guest has been announced for the Oct. 10 premiere of “The Rosie Show” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network, Multichannel News reports.
Host Rosie O’Donnell will interview comedian, actor and author Russell Brand on the show. O’Donnell has called Brand a “genius,” the story notes, and has said publicly that she’s fascinated by him.
O’Donnell’s nightly talk show is considered to be an important part of the equation as Winfrey struggles to turn around the ratings-challenged network.
Additional guest announcements are expected soon for the first two weeks of the program.