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    Why Rosie O’Donnell is in Southie

    Rosie O'Donnell attended the Broadway opening of “The Terms of My Surrender” earlier this month.
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    Rosie O'Donnell attended the Broadway opening of “The Terms of My Surrender” earlier this month.

    Rosie O’Donnell was spotted in South Boston on Wednesday.

    She’s there to film “SMILF,” a showtime series starring Frankie Shaw (“Good Girls Revolt” and “Mr Robot”) about a young single mom from Southie. The show is based on Shaw’s short film of the same name.

    Shaw also has a role in the local project “Stronger.” She plays Erin
    Hurley
    ’s in the movie about Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff
    Bauman
    .

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    Other actors in “SMILF” include Miguel Gomez of “The Strain” and
    Samara Weaving. The show premieres Nov. 5.