Video! Rosie O'Donnell Addresses the End of 'The Rosie Show'
Less than a year after it began, OWN announced the end of "The Rosie Show" on Friday.
O'Donnell addressed the situation, saying, "It was fair. Listen, Oprah gave me an amazing shot at doing this. She really did. She put me back on TV, she believed in me... I didn't even know if I could do it again. And off I came to Chicago, with the best of intentions, trying, really, to do, I don't know, what I thought would be kind of easy for me, but it wasn't."
In a statement, Winfrey thanked O'Donnell and said, "As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience. I'm grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all."
The final episode of "The Rosie Show" will be taped on March 20 and will air March 30.