Oprah Banking On Former Rival Rosie O'Donnell To Save OWN Network
Posted on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:39 AM PDT

rosieodonnell200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Oprah Winfrey is hoping that fellow talk show veteran Rosie O’Donnell will invigorate her cable network.

The OWN network has yet to produce a hit show despite having spent $150 million on programming since the network’s January 1 launch.

Winfrey is investing quite a bit in O’Donnell’s upcoming talk show, including her Chicago studio and many members of her former staff.

O’Donnell drew polar reactions during her year-long stint at The View, and the comedienne hinted in a July press conference that we can expect more of the same on her OWN program.

The Rosie Show debuts Oct. 10 and will air weekdays at 7 p.m.