Grade Rosie O'Donnell's Talk Show Return!
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?
For her premiere, O'Donnell, 49, interviewed Russell Brand, sang and danced with shirtless Broadway boys and even hobnobbed with Winfrey herself.
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.
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: