That crashing sound you hear is my interest level in OWN's The Rosie Show. The highly anticipated talk show from Rosie O'Donnell premieres one week from Monday (Oct. 10), along with Oprah's Lifeclass as the network's new primetime block.
The Rosie Show, which is being taped in the Chicago studio where Oprah transformed over the years from a local talk show to the cornerstone of a multinational empire, has been billed as, well, the next Oprah. This isn't a retread of Rosie's old, great talk/variety show, but a new, more serious Rosie.
Which is why the announcement of her first guest, subpar comic actor Russell Brand is so disappointing. Rusell Brand? Really, that's the best ya got?