Oprah's Network Denies Rumors Of Maria Shriver Reality Show
Just days after the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced the cancellation of Rosie O'Donnell's talk show, The Rosie Show, reports ran rampant that Oprah Winfrey herself wanted former California First Lady and recent divorcee from superstar Arnold Schwarzengger, Maria Shriver, to climb aboard the struggling network.
On Wednesday representatives at OWN set the record straight about the rumors that Shriver would get a reality show from Oprah. "We love Maria," said a network rep, according to Extra. "However, there are no plans with her at this time to do a show for OWN."
The previous reports had indicated that Shriver would be a perfect choice for a show in L.A., since almost all of her children are out of the house, with the exception of her youngest, Christopher Schwarzenegger, 14.
It's unclear how Oprah and OWN will fill the gap caused by The Rosie Show, whose featured guests in its short run have included RuPaul for RuPaul's Drag Race, Emmy Rossum and the Shameless cast, and Oprah favorite Dr. Oz.
For her part, however, Rosie isn't complaining. "Oprah gave me an amazing shot at doing this," she said on her program earlier this week. "It's a business, right? It didn't make financial sense to continue the show at the cost, because of the amount of viewers."
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