Rosie O’Donnell took an opportunity on “The Rosie Show” yesterday to talk about the show’s cancellation over the weekend. And, as we saw from her tweets, she seemed to be very OK with it, saying that “it’s a good thing.”
O’Donnell confirmed what reports about the show had been buzzing about for the last few months: she thought that doing the same type of show that she did in the ’90s, light in tone with lots of comedy bits and musical interludes, was going to 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,” mainly because she’s not that same person she was back then.
She took responsibility for the switch to the one-on-one interview format that happened in January, but felt by that time they had “lost momentum.” She had nothing but praise for Oprah Winfrey and the staffers at Harpo who worked on the show, but in the end, hearing her say “it’s a business” in such an upbeat manner makes us think that she’s pretty relieved she can go back to New York and pretend that this never happened.