5:33pm PT by THR staff
'The Rosie Show': What the Viewers Are Saying
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 :')"
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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"
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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!"