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TV Tonight: Rosie Live

Tonight on NBC, there's singing, there's dancing, there's . . . Rosie? Yup. Rosie O'Donnell's primetime variety show, Rosie Live, premieres tonight, and the one-hour special isn't just a little bit of pre-Thanksgiving entertainment. It's also a test to see how Rosie does in the ratings, with the possibility of NBC picking up six more episodes of the show for next year.

She's managed to get a ton of her friends to stop by, including Kathy Griffin, Rachael Ray, Liza Minnelli, and Alec Baldwin and Jane Krakowski — the two reasons I'm most likely to tune in. The show includes comedy sketches, song-and-dance numbers, and a monologue with Rosie sounding off on current events (here's betting Barbara Walters mutes her TV for that). There's also a "massive primetime giveaway" with "incredible prizes" for both Rosie's studio audience and us. And yes, it apparently really is live.

Last month, a lot of you had mixed feelings about whether this show would work. I did always have a soft spot for Rosie's talk show — which was actually a lot like a variety show, at times — so I'm at least a little curious to tune in. What about you? You can check out a couple of promos if you

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I accidentally watched a few minutes, and I almost threw up. Rosie is disgusting, unfunny and needs to just stick to her blogging and crafting
krae85 krae85 8 years
I kinda wanna see it, might be interesting. Rosie, just like everyone else in the world, should get another chance. Anyway, I love her in sleepless in seattle!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Not going to watch. I liked Rosie's talk show, but she has really annoyed in the past few years. I might only watch a bit of it to see Kathy Griffin.
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
I'm watching because I heard Gloria Estefan was going to be on it! I LOVE Gloria Estefan!!!!
piper23 piper23 8 years
Ugh. She's the reason I stopped watching talk shows.
lenepocket lenepocket 8 years
ummmmm yeah I think I am going to be doing something else at the time the show is on! Liza Minnelli?!??!?!??? Yeah that's another reason I will not be watching!
lenepocket lenepocket 8 years
ummmmm yeah I think I am going to be doing something else at the time the show is on! Liza Minnelli?!??!?!??? Yeah that's another reason I will not be watching!
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
I always liked her talk show and this format intrigues me. I'm so sick of reality tv, and most of the time TV in general. But I'm not afraid to say that Rosie entertains me and as long as there is no soap box I will definitely tune in!
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I miss The Rosie O'Donnell show. Don't know if I will tune into this though. The line-up of guests doesn't excite me.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
LMAO Brian, don't be afraid. I defend your right to love evil people. :ROTFL:
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I was going to say I'm excited to see this tonight and I am pretty sure it will be entertaining. But now I'm scared to voice that opinion..... :D
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I was going to say I'm excited to see this tonight and I am pretty sure it will be entertaining. But now I'm scared to voice that opinion..... :D
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
There are very few people that I dislike as much as I dislike Rosie O'Donnell and Rachael Ray. How appropriate that they are friends. :)
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
UGH! If this DREK turns up on my TV for more than 3 seconds (While channel flipping) I will blow up the TV. If you hear a loud explosion from Washington state, you'll know it's me.
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