It's been roughly three years since Rosie O'Donnell gave viewers a piece of her mind on The View
but it looks like fans have not seen the last of "The Queen of Nice." According to Showbiz 411
, the 48-year-old comedian is planning to return on daytime TV in the fall of 2011 in attempt to fill the void when Oprah Winfrey officially pulls the plug on her award-winning program to focus on her OWN network.
To facilitate her comeback, O'Donnell is teaming up with Dick Robertson and Scott Carlin, veteran syndicated show producers who aided in the success of The Rosie O'Donnell Show
. If you recall, O'Donnell's self-titled program won several Emmy awards during its six-year run.
At this point, though, it's still uncertain whether Rosie O'Donnell will secure the daytime time slot that Winfrey currently holds. According to the Hollywood Reporter
, ABC stations are likely to run local news programs while people familiar with the syndication ropes have already dismissed that possibility.
Given O'Donnell's aggressive approach when it comes to hosting, it makes sense for her to head to cable, which according to a leading syndicator, is more open to "controversy and defined personalities with a strong point of view," O'Donnell launching a show outside of the studio system also hints that she plans to stay true to her nature, just like she did when she stirred controversy on The View
, where she replaced Meredith Vieira as a co-host and moderator in 2006.
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