"I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey. She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day," said Winfrey in an official statement. "As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience. I'm grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all."
Effective March 20, O'Donnell will cease filming of the daytime show. The final episode will air Friday, March 23.
"I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago," writes Rosie O'Donnell in an accompanying statement. "I was welcomed with open arms and will never forget the kindness of all I encountered. It was a great year for me - I wish the show was able to attract more viewers - but it did not. So I am headed back to my home in New York - with gratitude. On we go!"
Last Fall, O'Donnell sat down with ET brimming with excitement over her new gig, telling Nancy O'Dell she first had the idea to start a new talk show after Oprah announced the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the launch of her OWN network.