Rosie O'Donnell by Gary Gershoff/WireImage.com
may be getting a new platform to spout her views. Cable news channel MSNBC is reportedly in talks with the comedienne/
alumna about a nightly prime-time show that would pit her against CNN's Larry King Live
and the Fox News team of Hannity & Colmes
. An NBC News executive confirms that discussions have taken place but on Tuesday morning said that the two sides "are not close as of this moment." O'Donnell has not had much of a presence on television since her stormy departure from ABC's The View
in May. Once she became available, NBC programming chief Ben Silverman expressed an interest in her, offering her a role at the network as the host of a game show or a talk program.