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Rosie O'Donnell plans return to talk on Oprah's OWN network

Zap2it, Thursday, August 5, 2010, 4:55pm (PDT)

The two biggest "O"s in daytime are joining forces. Rosie O'Donnell is the latest star tapped by Oprah Winfrey's upcoming OWN network. As a part of the deal, O'Donnell gets a new daytime talk show, debuting sometime in 2011. In a statement released by the network, Oprah has this to say about her new employee: "Rosie is an undeniable talent who has captivated TV audiences for nearly 20 years... She's a true original, who brings her authentic voice, dynamic energy and pure passion to everything she does."And Rosie throws the love right back at her. "It's an honor and a privilege to work with Oprah Winfrey on her network," says O'Donnell. "I'm excited to be back on daytime television."OWN chief executive officer Christina Norman announced that the New York-based series will also be produced by O'Donnell, carrying on the trademark style from the days of "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." Follow Zap2it and MikeyLikesTV on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news.Photo credit: Getty

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