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Rosie O’ Donnell is returning to “The View” on February 7th. It’s a triumphant return, too, and the first time she’s been on the show since her raucous exit at the end of 2007. It’s about time!

Barbara Walters said in a statement:  “I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact through the years. I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show’s successful history.”

You may recall that during her highly rated run, Rosie battled with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She also went toe to toe with Donald Trump. There were many times when she felt Walters didn’t support her.

But things are changing at “The View.” Walters is retiring at the end of May. Jenny McCarthy has been a controversial addition. There’s been talk of Sherri Shepherd leaving. A permanent Rosie return isn’t so far fetched.

And the fact is, Rosie has mellowed too. A new “View” run by Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell is a pretty swell idea. This one time return might be a path to that plan. Anyway, February is sweeps, and “The View” wants ratings.

What’s Rosie been doing? She’s been appearing on ABC Family’s very successful series “The Fosters.” She’s also been raising her kids, doing stand up, and getting ready to get back in the game. Even I will watch “The View” on February 7th!

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