It's Official: Rosie's Headed to NBC Prime Time!
NBC is cooking up one juicy Thanksgiving appetizer for viewers this year: Rosie O'Donnell!
Nearly two months to the day since I brought you news of the Peacock-Ro talks, the polarizing funny lady has inked a deal with NBC to headline an hour-long variety show/backdoor pilot to air live in prime time on Thanksgiving eve, Nov. 26.
Appropriately titled Rosie's Variety Hour, the special will kick off with an
“This is a dream come true for any performer," O'Donnell said in a statement. "Old time variety, live from New York with a nod to Ed Sullivan, Carol Burnett and memories of Sonny and Cher.”
For now, Rosie's Variety Hour is just a one-off special. But if this thing's a hit -- and, c'mon, how could it not be -- you can bet it'll become a regular fixture on NBC's schedule.
Reaction? Looking forward to seeing Rosie back in her element? Was NBC smart to test the waters with a special as opposed to, say, a 13-episode commitment? Wondering whether Ro will ply her prime-time audience with same complimentary Ho Hos and Hi-C she did her daytime? Sound off below!
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