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Why <b>Rosie O’Donnell is in Southie </b>

Rosie O'Donnell attended the Broadway opening of “The Terms of My Surrender” earlier this month.Mike Coppola/Getty Images/file

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
’s in the movie about Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff

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