Rosie O’Donnell Reveals She’s Been Asked To Bring Back Her Talk Show

by Katie Maloney

Comedian, producer, actress, author, and television personality, Rosie O’Donnell could be coming back to television.

Rosie O’Donnell was huge in the 90s. She acted alongside Meg Ryan in the 1993 movie, “Sleepless in Seattle.” She starred in “A League of Their Own” in 1992 as third base player Doris Murphy. O’Donnell also played Betty Rubble in “The Flintstones,” in 1994. Additionally, she starred in one of every 90s kids’ favorite movies, Harriet the Spy. Even after her rise in fame during the 90s, Rosie O’Donnell founds success with several other television appearances. She appeared in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Drop Dead Diva”, “Nip/Tuck” and “Will & Grace.” And while she was doing all of that, she also managed to host her own talk show, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” from 1996-2002.

Will Rosie O’Donnell Revive Her Talk Show From The 90s?

Juggling all of that definitely takes some talent. And producers today recognize that. In fact, they recognize Rosie O’Donnell’s talent so much that they requested she bring back her talk show. During a recent interview, O’Donnell revealed she has been asked to bring back “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” However, she said that, at this stage in her life, she’s not sure that she would want to host a television show.

“I feel like for me, it was really of a time,” said O’Donnell. “The time to start a new show for TV now with the social delivery platforms that they have is not a 60-year-old woman. You have to be younger and have the fight in you and be on the cutting edge.” 

She said that part of hosting a show requires being up-to-date on pop culture. O’Donnell added that half the time she reads magazines, she doesn’t recognize any of the stars.

“I read PEOPLE and I half the time don’t know who’s in it,” said O’Donnell. “Imagine the stories that you promote as the big story, like so-and-so, and so-and-so had a baby. I’m like, ‘What? Who? From where?’ So I don’t think that I would do it again.”

But this may not be the end of the conversation for Rosie O’Donnell’s talks show revival. Although she may be hesitant, O’Donnell added that she hasn’t taken anything off the table just yet.

“Although my career has been so unpredictable that you never know what will happen,” she said. “I think that the time is past for that for me.”

Where Can You See More Rosie?

Don’t fret just yet, Rosie O’Donnell fans. Even if she doesn’t revive her talk show, she still has a project she’s currently working on. According to her IMDb page, O’Donnell is currently filming a pilot episode for a new series called “American Gigolo.” The show is a modern-day adaptation of the 1980 movie by the same name. O’Donnell will star in the show as Detective Sunday.