*As previously reported, Rosie O’Donnell is returning to daytime television with her own talk show on the Oprah Winfrey Network when it launches next year.

Oprah Winfrey tells TV Guide Magazine that she “reached out to Rosie, went to her house, sat at her table and had a conversation about partnering. I always thought that she was one of the best television talents in terms of being authentic and real and fun and presenting her genuine self.”

The hour long, New York-based chat show, described as “fun and uplifting, with Ms. O’Donnell’s playful and energetic style,” will be more reminiscent of O’Donnell’s Broadway-loving syndicated The Rosie O’Donnell Show than her politically charged stint on “The View,” TV Guide reports.

OWN, backed by Winfrey and Discovery Communications, premieres January 1.