August 6, 2010
Posted: 05:01 PM ET
Winfrey and O'Donnell announced yesterday that the 48-year-old comedian will host a fun, uplifting one-hour daily talk show for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network beginning in 2011.
"Rosie is an undeniable talent who has captivated TV audiences for nearly 20 years," said Winfrey, 56, who will step away from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" after 25 seasons in September 2011. "She's a true original, who brings her authentic voice, dynamic energy and pure passion to everything she does."
"It's an honor and a privilege to work with Oprah Winfrey on her network," added O'Donnell, who nabbed six Daytime Emmys for her 1996-2002 stint as host of "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." "I'm excited to be back on daytime television."
Interestingly, O'Donnell may have been hinting at her new job when she criticized President Obama last month for visiting her former workplace, "The View."
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