Starz announced today that Emmy Award-winner Rosie O’Donnell is set to appear in its upcoming comedy series Run the World.
O’Donnell will play the therapist of the four best friends are all using. However, Dr. Nancy Josephson isn’t your typical well-mannered therapist and is described as a “brash, foul-mouthed therapist that challenges the women to take ownership of their actions and acquire new tools for problem-solving.”
Run the World is an eight-episode series starring Amber Stevens West, Andrea Bordeaux, Bresha Webb, and Corbin Reid. The comedy is created by Leigh Davenport, who is also a co-executive producer with showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser. It’s set to tell the story of a group of Black women that live in Harlem. The show is set to premiere later this month on May 16, 2021, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada. It will also air day and date internationally on the Starzplay premium streaming platform across Europe, Latin America, and Japan.
O’Donnell is best known for starring in films such as A League of Their Own and Sleepless in Seattle, while also hosting her own talk show. She also spent two stints on The View and hosted Rosie Radio on SiriusXM.