Rosie O'Donnell is planning a return to daytime and has landed a syndication deal to make it possible. She is looking to fill the gap that will be left by Oprah in 2011, according Showbiz 411. Meanwhile, according to The Hollywood Reporter, broadcast network stations may be gun-shy at airing the talk show.
Secondly, the ABC stations carried "Rosie" and, while initially very happy with it and with O'Donnell's "queen of nice" persona, grew increasingly uncomfortable towards the end of the show's run as it became more controversial and political.
The fact that O'Donnell is doing the show outside of the studio system indicates her intention to stay true to herself, which could mean more of the strong political views and attacking style that got her in hot water on the syndicated show and on "The View."