Welcome Back, Rosie

October 2, 2008
NBC has officially announced Rosie O'Donnell's return to network TV. On November 26, NBC will air Rosie's Variety Show, a live pre-Thanksgiving special featuring a broad range of acts designed to keep you glued to the TV while you stuff your bird.
Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell

The special has been in the works for months, but now that NBC has made it official, Rosie is now seeking the entertainment to fill an hour. Expect to see celebrity guests, musical acts, comedy skits and a contest both for in-studio and at-home audiences. "The key to reinventing variety starts with the talent. And Rosie was the perfect person for this," executive producer David Friedman told Variety. "She was already doing a variety show in daytime. Once we got Rosie, we were already ahead of the game." O'Donnell says hosting a live variety show is "a dream come true." If the special is a hit, it could potentially expand to a weekly series. Rosie's Variety Show will air November 26 at 8 pm on NBC.