"Rosie Live!" dead on arrival

Dancing cupcakes? People spinning on their heads? Alanis Morrisette signing adult contemporary? It’s little wonder no one watched Rosie Live on Wednesday night, which tied ABC’s now-canceled Pushing Daisies as the lowest-rated original show of the evening. And judging by the reviews, no one missed anything.

You’d think Rosie O’Donnell would bring back the fun of her old daytime show (at least from the early years – before she got political), but I guess that’s too much to ask from her, right?

NBC announced there would be no more Rosie Live specials, due to Wednesday night’s poor performance.

If the special was successful, NBC could have picked up Rosie Live for six more episodes. Talk about dodging a bullet.