BRAND NEW ON E!
The former View host decided to post a video blog to her site yesterday to share her enthusiasm with all the folks over at Harpo Studios.
"I just want to say, 'Hi, I'm coming to Chicago,'" said O'Donnell. "I'm thrilled about it, and I get to work with all of you who have created magnificent television...It's a huge thrill for me, and I'm beyond the beyond."
The six-time Emmy winner goes on to to say she's looking forward to making a "kick-ass show for The Oprah Winfrey Network."
Actually, make that 130 kick-ass shows, seeing as that's the number of episodes of O'Donnell's chatfest the studio is already planning on producing.
What's more, the new program will actually reside in the exact same soundstage at Harpo Studios that The Oprah Winfrey Show broadcasts out of and that will come to an end on May 25.
"I'm delighted to welcome Rosie to the studio I've called home for so many years," said Winfrey in a statement. "Speaking from experience, she will be working with the best team in television in one of the greatest cities in the world."
O'Donnell's hour-long talk show is scheduled to make its big debut on OWN later this fall.