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.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â 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 ShowÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â 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.
For more entertainment news, follow @BrianBalthazar on twitter!