OWN signs Rosie O


Rosie O’Donnell is making here return to daytime television on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey network. The new daily talk show will debut in 2011.

“The Rosie O’Donnell Show” ran in syndication from 1996 to 2002 and won multiple Emmy Awards for O’Donnell. She became the moderator of ABC’s “The View” in 2006 but parted ways with the network in less than a year.

The new show, to be produced by O’Donnell, was brought to OWN by longtime Warner Bros. syndication veterans Dick Robertson and Scott Carlin, now of SantaBu LLC Inc. The show will be a daytime one-hour daily show based in New York.

“Rosie is an undeniable talent who has captivated TV audiences for nearly 20 years,” said Oprah Winfrey.  “She’s a true original, who brings her authentic voice, dynamic energy and pure passion to everything she does.”

“It’s an honor and a privilege to work with Oprah Winfrey on her network. I’m excited to be back on daytime television,” said O’Donnell.

“We are thrilled to have her be a part of OWN,” said Christina Norman, CEO of OWN.

OWN, to launch in January 2011, is a joint venture of Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications.