In today’s Post, Adams relates an encounter with O’Donnell last Thursday night during a “pre-theater dinner at Joe Allen’s with Judge Judy, her husband, Judge Jerry and Barbara Walters.” (Oh Cindy, you name dropper you!)

The comedian/talk show host/super mom apparently dropped by the table to inform the party that they’d be reading “the announcement she’s returning to daytime TV,” which apparently came as no surprise to Adams. O’Donnell’s reason for going back to the grind is another story.

“I gotta get back on TV. There’s a Chuck E. Cheese near where I live,” Rosie explained. “I’ve been taking the kids there for years. And they know I tip 100 percent because I used to be a waitress.

“Would you believe the other day, for the first time, they made me wait. On a line. Behind a rope. I gotta get back on TV.”

Wow. I’d hate to see what it would take to get O’Donnell back into stand-up.

Before departing, Rosie tossed out a little extra tidbit: “And it’ll be Oprah’s time slot.”

But, as Adams points out, so far, exactly zero big announcements. Just folks connected with O’Donnell shopping a daytime chatfest. With really big ambitions.
Stay tuned.

Monday, March 22
Jen Kirkman, Jo Koy, Matt Braunger – “Chelsea Lately”
Gene Simmons, Boys Like Girls – “Lopez Tonight”
Snoop Dogg – “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” – rerun
Michael Buble – “Late Show with David Letterman”
k.d. Lang – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Demi Lovato All-American Rejects – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Rogue Wave – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Grizzly Bear – “Last Call with Carson Daly” – rerun

Tuesday, March 23
Justin Bieber – “The View”
David Cook – “Live with Regis and Kelly” – rerun
Kristin Chenoweth, The Bird and The Bee – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Chris Franjola, Greg Proops, Christina Pazsitzky – “Chelsea Lately”
Trey Songz – “Lopez Tonight”
Justin Bieber – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Rodrigo y Gabriela – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Neon Trees – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The Besnard Lakes – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Ladyhawke – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Wednesday, March 24
Richard Lewis – “The View”
Carrot Top – “Live with Regis and Kelly” – rerun
Josh Wolf, John Caparulo, Leslie Jones – “Chelsea Lately”
Sinbad – “Lopez Tonight”
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Jamie Cullum – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The Clientele – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
The Raveonettes – “Last Call with Carson Daly”
Mishka – “Late Night with Craig Ferguson”

Thursday, March 25
Michael Feinstein, Dame Edna – “The View”
Cast of “The Beatles Love” – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Matt Lucas – “The Bonnie Hunt Show”
Brad Wollack, Ross Mathews, Gary Valentine – “Chelsea Lately”
Rodrigo y Gabriela – “Lopez Tonight”
Josh Turner – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Miley Cyrus – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Lupe Fiasco, The Airborne Toxic Event – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Friday, March 26
Uncle Kracker – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – rerun
Sarah Colonna, Mo Mandel, Rove McManus – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
Daniel Merriweather – “Late Show with David Letterman” – rerun
Ludacris – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
The Black Lips – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Saturday, March 27
Ben Harper and Relentless7 – “Austin City Limits” – rerun
Michael Buble – “Saturday Night Live” – rerun