Rosie Arrives in Chicago for New Gig

Rosie O'Donnell arrives in Chicago to start taping her new talk show set to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network in the Fall

By Sandra Torres
|  Friday, Jul 15, 2011  |  Updated 9:29 AM CDT
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Oprah Winfrey ended her daytime talk show on May 25 and headed west to run her OWN network. Now comedienne Rosie O'Donnell has moved into Harpo Studios to start producing a new talk show from there.

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Rosie O'Donnell is in Chicago for her new gig at Oprah Winfrey's former studios.

O'Donnell arrived to the Windy City this week to begin taping her new talk show, set to air in the fall.

In a video posted on Oprah.com, O'Donnell admits to being nervous about her return to daytime television as a talk show host.

"My kids said to me before I got here, 'Don't worry mom, you're still funny,' and I'm like, 'Mmmm, not so sure,'" O'Donnell said.

The video also shows how staff at Harpo Studios welcomed O'Donnell with applause to her new home.

"It's an excited, young staff and there was amazing food at the welcoming party — bologna and cheese sandwiches without crust. Really, what else does a person need?" O'Donnell said.

The new show is scheduled to air in October 2011 on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

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