Entitled "Rosie Radio," the program will launch in the fall and will air weekdays from 10 AM-12 noon ET on SIRIUS XM Stars, SIRIUS channel 102 and XM channel 155.
The two-hour talk show, according to press notes, will allow the actress and comic to "blend her many passions and interests—an eclectic mix of humor, pop culture and serious conversation. . . . The show will have an ensemble feel, and a wide range of guests will stop by to hang out including celebrities, everyday Americans, and other people of note that Rosie wants to have join the conversation."
In a statement Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer, SIRIUS XM Radio, said, "Rosie O'Donnell is a powerful, dynamic and entertaining voice and now you can only get her on SIRIUS XM. Rosie's millions of fans will hear her as they never have before, and have the chance to call in and talk to her and her intriguing guests. Rosie Radio will entertain, inform, surprise and delight."
O'Donnell added, "This is an exciting new adventure – two hours of talk show entertainment, without having to wear makeup. Perfection. I can't wait to jumpstart each day with millions of SIRIUS XM listeners across the country."
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."