Comedienne ROSIE O'DONNELL is planning a return to TV with a new sitcom starring pal Fran Drescher. The star is determined to stage a comeback to the small screen after she quit U.S. daytime talk show The View in May last year (07). O'Donnell had been lined up to front her own chat show for cable network MSNBC - but the deal fell through. And now the 45-year-old is planning on creating a new entertainment programme with her friend Drescher in the lead role. In a video post on O'Donnell's website, she says, "Now, Fran and I have a new sitcom, but we can't talk about it, right?" Drescher adds, "We're going to do a new, fun, happy, family comedy." The project is reported to be in its early stages with O'Donnell's spokeswoman insisting that it's "way too premature" to discuss.