via press release:
ROSIE O'DONNELL TO WELCOME RUSSELL BRAND AS THE FIRST GUEST ON "THE ROSIE SHOW"
Rosie's New Talk Show Premieres Monday, October 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Chicago, IL - "The Rosie Show" announced today that comedian, actor and author Russell Brand will be the first guest to appear on its premiere show, Monday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Show host, Rosie O'Donnell, has admitted candidly in the past that she is "fascinated" by Russell --- calling him a "genius" --- and has spoken publicly about her wish to have him appear as the first guest on "The Rosie Show."
Russell Brand will be one of many notable celebrities scheduled to visit with Rosie during her show's first two weeks. Additional guests will be announced at a later date.
"The Rosie Show" will premiere Monday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT and will air weeknights Monday through Friday on OWN. For additional show information, please visit Rosie.com and click here to see Rosie talking about her show: http://www.oprah.com/rosie/Get-Ready-for-The-Rosie-Show-on-OWN-Video.
About "The Rosie Show"
"The Rosie Show" is a new daily talk show hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian, Rosie O'Donnell. Funny, high-energy and authentic, no two days of the show will be alike. The show will feature Rosie's hilarious take on current events, celebrity and human interest guests, comedy and games, live performances by top artists and a behind the scenes look at Rosie -- and her staff - as she settles into a new world and embarks upon a new chapter in her life. "The Rosie Show" is produced by Harpo Studios in association with KidRo Productions, Inc. and SantaBu Productions.
About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 77 million homes on what was the Discovery Health Channel. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.