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Rosie O'Donnell Returns To Television With Live Variety Special

October 2nd, 2008 10:36am EDT
Rosie O'DonnellRosie O'Donnell 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 and Cher."

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.