Times have been tough for OWN. So one way to jump-start the meager ratings the network has gotten in its first year is to offer its wares on other outlets; hence, the premieres of The Rosie Show and Oprah's Lifeclass will be simulcast across five networks on Monday.
The Rosie Show (7/6c), and Lifeclass (8/7c) will be shown on TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit & Health and Planet Green besides OWN, the network announced Thursday.
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The Rosie Show is being touted as a blend of comedy, celebrity interviews, music and games with a behind-the-scenes element. Russell Brand will be O'Donnell's first guest.
In Lifeclass, Winfrey will share life lessons, with examples taken from her 1986-2011 daytime talk show. Her first episode, titled "Fat Wagon and the Power of Ego," will focus on the famous 1988 episode of Oprah in which she wheeled a wagon filled with animal fat onto the set, to represent her cumulative weight loss. It was her highest-rated episode ever.
Both shows will air daily.