Rosie O'Donnell has signed a deal to return as a co-host on "The View," TMZ reported on Tuesday.
The site said that O'Donnell has agreed to come back to the talk show she famously (or, if you prefer, infamously) led for one very tempestuous season.
"The View" is in serious rebuilding mode, with every host but Whoopi Goldberg having departed in the past two months. The program O'Donnell would return to would look completely different from the one she left. (Most conspicuously, there will be no more notorious brawls with Elisabeth Hasselbeck.) The combination of Goldberg and O'Donnell would certainly be an intriguing one.
O'Donnell has popped up on "The View" twice recently. She returned in February and gave the show an instant jolt of energy. She also joined the cavalcade of former "View" hosts to salute Barbara Walters when Walters retired in May.