Monday, March 19, 2012
The Rosie Show: Cancelled
In all honesty, the show never seem to improve during this incarnation. Everything was a struggle and a bit annoying. From the dancing boys, game show segments and confetti, the whole thing was an unwieldy, often unwatchable mess. To be nitpicky, even the set itself was ugly and in some light, it looked like the crazy makeshift talk show of a demented captors. That set does have history though. It was Oprah's old studio. And despite a parade of new "innovative" segment and guests, the ghost of better times seemed to just be in the eye line of TV fans. In that way, it was interesting to see a proven though mercurial entity like Rosie fail on the set/studio that was the home of most successful talk show host.
On March 6 with the ratings still tanking, she stated she was moving the show to New York. Apparently she complained about the lack of guests, etc. On March 16th (or 16rd) the world was rocked to the core as the Rosie Show was cancelled with little fanfare, sparklers or black market explosives. Rosie and Oprah exchanged public statements and I cried a river of tears at my desk.
Show Grade **
Update: Not surprisingly reports have surfaced that crazy old Rosie surfaced behind the scenes of OWN with tirades and abuse and stuff...