The Rosie Show debuts on the Oprah Winfrey Network

October 10, 2011

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The Rosie Show is scheduled to air twice daily on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Rosie O'Donnell is scheduled to make her debut on the Oprah Winfrey Network Monday. The New York native recently bought a house in Chicago and now she moves into a second new home: Oprah's Harpo studios in the West Loop.

The Rosie Show marks her return to the talk show format. It's been nine years since The Rosie O'Donnell show ended, and a few years since her stint on The View.

O'Donnell's political activism has at times made her a controversial figure. But her new show is slated to be much like The Oprah Winfrey Show: an hour-long daily covering current events, hometown heroes and celebrities. Her first celebrity guest is actor Russell Brand.