Rosie Talks About Her Cancellation.

Rosie O'Donnell took to her OWN talk show to discuss the program's cancellation after less than six months on the air.

Rosie O’Donnell took to her OWN talk show to discuss the program’s cancellation after less than six months on the air.

In a casual, honest way, O’Donnell acknowledged that the she did not feel slighted by the abrupt end.

“It was fair,” Rosie said, said from the Chicago set of “The Rosie Show,” in a video posted onYouTube.

“Listen, Oprah gave me an amazing shot at doing this. She really did. She put me back on TV. She believed in me. I didn’t even know if I could do it again, truthfully, and then she said ‘I think you can,’ and then I said ‘I think I can too. And off I came here to Chicago, with the best of intentions, trying, really, to do…I don’t know… what I thought would be kind of easy for me, but it wasn’t really that easy. We sort of started off the wrong way. We were kind of trying to do a little bit of what we had done 15 years ago, and you can’t do it. You now how I know that? There’s a quote… Lewis Carroll says: ‘I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.’…

Here’s the bottom line: it’s a business. It didn’t make financial sense to continue the show…. all I want to say is thanks. Thanks to all the people who watched, thanks to Oprah.

…Because really, it’s not about the things that occur in your life – it’s about how you react to them…

… that’s all. It’s not a nightmare. It’s a good thing.”

The last episode of The Rosie Show will tape its final episode on Tuesday, March 20. This is not the only casualty at OWN – Monday the network laid off one fifth of its staff.

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