The fans of Rosie O’Donnell probably couldn’t be happier that she is returning to television. She had been lying low since the cancellation of her talk show on Oprah Winfrey’s network. Soon after, she received another setback, in the form of her return to Broadway as Miss Hannigan in “Annie”, not happening. She confirmed this after she had already auditioned. Well, despite these setbacks, Rosie the brave girl that she is, hasn’t really wasted much time brooding. She is in fact slated to be back on TV soon.
It is a known fact that Rosie O’Donnell doesn’t mind speaking her mind; hence it isn’t surprising that she has been invited to be a part of a panel on Today Show’s ‘The Professionals’, giving her company would be Star Jones and Donny Deutsch, an ex-advertising man. A friend of Rosie has revealed that, Rosie is very excited to be talking to viewers and her fans who would be calling on the show to ask questions, about a variety of topics. ‘The Professionals’ was the brainchild of Star Jones. The Executive Producer Jim Bell then turned the show into a regular one. The show in recent times has gained quite a bit of popularity, especially owing to its content.
In fact, it has gained so much popularity that “Today” is contemplating adding a fifth hour, just so that the panelists of ‘The Professionals’ can host it. The show has seen guests like Sarah Palin and Kathie Lee, hence it can be safely assumed that the show does attract many heavyweights, and this time its Rosie’s turn. A friend of hers reveals that Rosie is keeping her fingers crossed and hoping to make a difference on the show, as that could easily mean Star wanting her back on the show; and it goes without saying, how big a deal that is.