The Washington Post

OWN pulls plug on Rosie’s show one day early

Rosie O'Donnell (Frederick M. Brown/GETTY IMAGES)

Though OWN announced two weeks ago it would shutter the show on Friday, March 30 — part of a housecleaning that also included cutting 30 posts and a reconfiguring of the OWN executive suits, to gussie up the place before Oprah Winfrey appeared in front of advertisers next week in New York, to pitch them on the network — the network decided instead of call it a wrap one day earlier. That’s because Friday night’s Very Last Episode of Rosie’s show was going to be a re-run. I know — is this any way to run a network?

Instead of “Rosie,” OWN will run an episode of “Solved.”

Oh, and Thursday night, Rosie’s show limped to the finish line with a performance by pop-turned-country singer/Katherine Heigl husband Josh Kelley. It was a performance that had already been telecast months ago, when the show was made in front of a studio audience, according to the Chicago Sun Times.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
From clubfoot to climbing: Double amputee lives life of adventure
Learn to make traditional soup dumplings
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
Play Videos
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
The rise and fall of baseball cards
How to keep your child safe in the water
Play Videos
'Did you fall from heaven?': D.C.'s pick-up lines
5 ways to raise girls to be leaders
How much can one woman eat?
Play Videos
How to get organized for back to school
How to buy a car via e-mail
The signature drink of New Orleans