will return to television on NBC with "Rosie's Variety Show," an hour-long variety special featuring a wide array of celebrity guests, musical acts, comedy skits and a giant primetime giveaway for both the in-studio and home audiences – all for a live broadcast on Wednesday, November 26 from 8-9 p.m. ET (the night before Thanksgiving).
Said O'Donnell, "This is a dream come true for any performer. Old time variety, live from New York with a nod to Ed Sullivan
, Carol Burnett
and memories of Sonny
O'Donnell will bring back the grand tradition of the variety show format to television, much like such iconic series as "The Carol Burnett Show
" and "The Ed Sullivan Show," while including brand-new elements for a new generation of fans.
The special will feature a topical monologue, musical production numbers and hilarious comedy sketches from Rosie and her in-house acting company, as well as performances from today's hottest artists. In addition, the special will showcase a spectacular array of guest celebrities and many surprises...and it's all live!
A signature element of the special will also spotlight a massive primetime giveaway in which the home audience will have a chance to win incredible prizes – along with the studio audience.
Additional details of the special will be announced at a later date.