This ain’t a surprise. Perhaps poor planning, little rehearsing and lack of creativity are reasons why this ended before it even started. Rosie should stick to political talk show material.
(Dec. 1) – NBC had high hopes for ‘Rosie Live,’ her variety special airing the night before Thanksgiving. But the show tanked, tying for the evening’s lowest-rated program.
Rosie O’Donnell responded to cancellation rumors via her blog. O’Donnell resorts to using haiku to tell her fans that her show is officially over. In short, there will be no more variety shows in her future, even though she had a blast performing. In her blog, O’Donnell writes: “There will b no more no ratings bad reviews yet still – a thrill 4 me.” (sic) 5 million viewers tuned in for the program, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s James Hibberd, with the program earning a 1.2 preliminary adults 18-49 rating. According to THR, NBC had high hopes for the special and planned to expand the program into a series should viewers re-embrace the decades-old variety format. Other networks, too, were watching closely since several are developing variety shows of their own. “There’s a notion that the climate is right for the genre to make a comeback,” emailed one executive at a rival network. “I guess we now know what not to do, thanks to Rosie.”