Saturday, July 30, 2011

Oprah hopes Miami Beach's Rosie O'Donnell can help save her cable channel

And now for some Oprah Winfrey news:

St. Petersburg Times TV critic Eric Deggans is reporting that Oprah Winfrey is turning to Star Island resident Rosie O'Donnell to help her "save" the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), which was launched just 7 months ago.
Critics know there are two things Winfrey's network has lacked most: Her presence as star and chief creative visionary, and blockbuster programming that will draw more than the most devoted Oprah-heads.

Even as she assured critics she was now "focusing on the unity of (her production company) HARPO and OWN" -- announcing plans to reformat the more than 4,500 episodes from her blockbuster daytime syndicated show into a learning-focused program hosted by her called OWN Your Life: The Oprah Class -- Winfrey laid the responsibility for blockbuster programming at the biggest name creating an original program for her network -- onetime daytime TV goddess Rosie O'Donnell.
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According to O'Donnell, her new show will feature one celebrity in each 60-minute program, going in-depth with them, along with behind-the-scenes material and comedic openings featuring her considerable humor chops.
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