'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.
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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."

Trevor Rich

"Loving @TheRosieShow but too many commercials!"

Mister Creees

"rosie created ellens format for her. ellen while great only does what rosie originally did. thats a fact."

Nicole Neusch

"@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!"