'The Rosie Show': What the Viewers Are Saying
Rosie O'Donnell returned to TV on Monday night with the first episode of her new talk show.
Rosie O'Donnell debuted her new talk show, The Rosie Show, on OWN on Monday, with the show being simulcast on four other Discovery networks: TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit & Health and Planet Green.
Rosie's first guest was comedian Russell Brand.
In advance of her first episode, O'Donnell had promised stand-up comedy, music and longer celebrity interviews. So what did viewers say of Rosie's first effort?
Baltimore music blogger Tracey
"Why is The Rosie Show on like 6 networks right now?! D:"
Shiane Brown of Mississauga, Ontario
"Rosie has a talk show again, i feel like im young again watching the rosie o donell show with my mom :')"
Artist and writer Jason McKechnie
"congrats to @Rosie - excellent start! and thanks to #OWN for being in HD - both awesome. So happy to see this show. Awesome."
New York Mariah Carey fan, Aaron
"I love me some Rosie but WTF is this sh*t... this is the best she could come up with for a first show??? #next"
St. Petersburg Times TV/media critic Eric Deggans
"Why does Rosie O'Donnell have shirtless men roaming around the stage of her debut show...?"
Freelance TV writer Ryan McGee
"Rosie, after a 30-minute interview w/ Russell Brand: "“If you want to find out about him, Google him.” Um. YOU HAD 30 MINUTES TO TELL US."
"Loving @TheRosieShow but too many commercials!"
"rosie created ellens format for her. ellen while great only does what rosie originally did. thats a fact."
"@Rosie I'm really enjoying your first show! Nicely done my sister in mental instability :)"
"Dayum, @rosie can be diplomatic as a mo'fo without being an ass-kisser. That's really impressive."
Boston graphic designer Ed
"Well hmm Rosie O'Donnel doesn't seem crazy or haggard on her new show. I used to love her and I may again!"