Rosie O'Donnell is returning to The View on Feb. 7 for the first time since her abrupt exit in 2007, ABC announced on Monday.
"I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact through the years," Barbara Walters said in a statement. "I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show's successful history."
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On Monday's The Fosters' (9/8c, ABC Family), Callie Jacobs is right back where she began when the series premiered, in juvie. But this time around she has a loving family by her side -- if only she could see finally accept them into her life.
"It's complicated for Callie because her goal is to live independently and take control of her life and not be bound by the system or family or expectations of her that have been restricting," Maia Mitchell tellsTVGuide.com. "She gradually realizes that may not be the best thing for her, but it's hard when you've never been loved or nurtured to accept it because it's terrifying to have the thought of it being taken away."
Exclusive First Look: Rosie O'Donnell joins The Fosters
She didn't have to be asked twice. Rosie O'Donnell will join the hit ABC Family series The Fosters on Monday, Jan. 20 (9/8c), for a multi-episode storyline. Her role: Rita Hendricks, the tough-love operator of a group home that takes in runaway Callie Jacob (Maia Mitchell). TV Guide Magazine spoke with O'Donnell — actress, activist and super-Tweeter — about landing this cool new gig on one of her favorite shows.
The Fosters' Callie will find a new mentor in Rosie O'Donnell.
In the final moments of the Season 1 finale, Callie (Maia Mitchell) left the Fosters' home in the middle of the night after her little brother saw her kissing foster brother Brandon (David Lambert). When the show returns, Callie will have found herself at Girls United, a transitional home, where O'Donnell plays a social worker named Rita. In our first look photo from the second episode of the season — and the beginning of O'Donnell's arc — Rita is questioning Callie about an incident with one of the other foster kids.
They yap, they yammer, they sometimes even yell, but where would we be without our trusty talk-show hosts? Their programs pep us up for the day ahead and soothe us into slumber at night — that is, when they're not shocking the heck out of us! Here are the biggest, wildest, funniest and, yes, even the most tragic moments from the great wide world of chat.