Rosie O'Donnell to Host New Daytime Talk Show

News   Rosie O'Donnell to Host New Daytime Talk Show Emmy Award winner Rosie O'Donnell will host a new daytime talk show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
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O'Donnell has teamed with Dick Robertson and Scott Carlin for the syndicated talk show, which is aiming for a launch in fall 2011. The chat show will be produced by a company formed by Carlin, Robertson and O'Donnell.

No other details about the program have been announced.

Rosie O'Donnell made her Broadway debut as Rizzo in the 1994 revival of Grease!, played a limited engagement as the Cat in the Hat in the Ahrens-Flaherty musical Seussical, and portrayed Golde in the recent revival of Fiddler on the Roof. The performer also spent some time on the other side of the footlights as producer of the Broadway version of Boy George's Taboo.

O'Donnell rose to fame as a stand-up comic before landing roles in such films as "A League of Their Own," "Sleepless in Seattle," "The Flintsones" and "Exit to Eden." Her Emmy-winning talk show, "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," ran from 1996 to 2001, and her more recent TV credits include appearances on "Will & Grace" and "Queer as Folk" as well as the made-for-television movie "Riding the Bus with My Sister" and the cable series "Nip/Tuck." She also spent a year as co-host of ABC-TV's "The View."

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