I can’t stand Rosie O’Donnell, I had forgot all about her having a variety show on NBC called Rosie Live! this week on Wednesday night, until I saw the headling on TVGuide.com about her saying there would be no more variety shows from her, indicating that the ratings sucked and the show had horrible reviews.
I am very thankful that she will have no more variety shows. It would be nice to never see her dumbass on TV again. I think even Donald Trump once said “She has failed at everything she has done.”
Christmas has come early. Just days after her Rosie Live! turned up DOA in the Nielsens (as well as in countless critics and viewers’ notebooks), Rosie O’Donnell has written off her NBC variety show as a one-trick pony.
Ro wrote in her blog, “there will b no more,” responding to one fan’s inquiry as to the possibility of follow-up variety shows in 2009. Alluding to “no ratings” and “bad reviews” as factors in her decision, O’Donnell maintains that the experiment was “still a thrill 4 me.”
Elsewhere in her reader forum, O’Donnell acknowledged that “a live show has risks” and said, “i am happy 2 have had the opportunity.”
Rosie Live! mustered a mere five million viewers in its Thanksgiving Eve broadcast â€” falling shy of even Knight Rider’s worst performance to date in the time slot.
After one season, four public feuds, a few hundred thousand viewers and countless headlines, Rosie O’Donnell is calling it a day on daytime.The larger-than-life View cohost announced on Wednesday morning’s show that her first season as moderator of the femme-fueled coffee klatsch would also be her last, with her tenure scheduled to end in mid June.“This has been an amazing experience and one I wouldn’t have traded for the world,” O’Donnell said. “Working with Barbara, Joy and Elisabeth has been one of the highlights of my careers, but my needs for the future just didn’t dovetail with what ABC was able to offer me.”
However, O’Donnell won’t be gone for good. She announced that she will be back again next year as a frequent guest cohost and will also produce a series of one-hour specials for the morning show, much like they did earlier this year on depression and autism.
“I will be coming back,” she said. “I’ve loved it here, and I love you guys, and I’m still going to be hereâ€”just not every day.”
ABC confirmed the departure was not due to O’Donnell’s high-profile wars of words with the likes of Donald Trump, Kelly Ripa, Bill O’Reilly and the Chinese-American population but rather to the network and O’Donnell’s inability to come to an agreement on a one-year contract extension.