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Published:March 30th, 2011 11:29 EST

Can The Despised Rosie O'Donnell Save The Oprah Winfrey Network?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Oprah Winfrey has turned over the hallowed `Oprah` studio to Rosie O`Donnell`s upcoming daytime show -- hoping the loud-mouthed lightning-rod can be the savior of Winfrey`s struggling OWN cable network.


O`Donnell`s weekday show, premiering this fall, will anchor OWN`s daytime lineup.

Rosie will move into Studio One -- Oprah`s Chicago home for the last 25 years -- shortly after Winfrey tapes the final episode of her legendary talk show, May 25.

More important, many, if not most, of the current `Oprah` staffers are expected to work on O`Donnell`s new show now, according to Harpo Studios co-presidents Sheri Salata and Erik Logan."

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The Oprah Winfrey Show is the highest-rated talk show in television history, but after 24 seasons and nearly 5,000 episodes the end is right around the corner.

Oprah Winfrey is a smart businesswoman, but she`s an idiot if she expected to make a smooth transition from network TV to cable TV.

Oprah may have ruled the world during her long run on regular TV, but her cable channel is niche programming that appeals only to hardcore Opraholics.

In a desperate attempt to save her OWN network Oprah has hired Rosie O`Donnell to anchor her network.

Rosie enjoyed considerable success from 1996 to 2002 when she hosted her own talk show. Rosie was a favorite with the public and the press, she was known as the "Queen of Nice."

In 2006 Rosie joined "The View", but she lasted only one year because her collegues and the public couldn`t stand the real Rosie who is a "rhymes with witch."

Rosie is one of the most despised celebrities in history, and she will be the anchor who sinks the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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