Grade Rosie O'Donnell's Talk Show Return!

Entertainment Oct. 11, 2011 AT 12:06PM
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Rosie O'Donnell made her triumphant return to the talk show circuit Monday as part of Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, airing a one-hour live broadcast live from Winfrey's former Harpo Studios in Chicago.

But did it live up to the hype?

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For her premiere, O'Donnell, 49, interviewed Russell Brand, sang and danced with shirtless Broadway boys and even hobnobbed with Winfrey herself.

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While there were none of O'Donnell's trademark Koosh Balls to be had, the episode delivered much of the comic's trademark schtick with just the right amount of variety: A celebrity chat, a Broadway routine and yes, even a game show. If you ask Us, The Rosie Show -- while still rough around the edges -- might just give OWN the ratings boost it needs.

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But tell Us what you think! As the nightly broadcasts continue at 7 p.m. (EST), take a look at O'Donnell's opening above and grade her talk show return:

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