Thursday, December 20, 2007

Just Cancel The Show


Does anyone even watch The People's Choice Awards? Back in the day when there were fewer award shows, The People's Choice was kind of the fun award show. Award shows back in the day consisted of Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, Tony, AMA, and People's Choice. The CMA's came along on television just a little later. Now of course they have an award for everything and so People's Choice has lost its luster. Hell, I bet most people didn't even know it existed. Would you want to be called award winning if it was a People's Choice? I'm not even sure which people are choosing and how they are choosing, so how can it be People's Choice? It is very popular with celebrities though because there is an award for any category you can think of and they let you know in advance if you have won which ensures a very nice turnout.

Anyway, with no writers, the show is undergoing a format change. No red carpet, no press, no audience. Basically it will be host Queen Latifah announcing a winner who will read a pre-recorded acceptance speech via video. Now all that sounds like one hell of a way to spend an evening in front of the television. The show is expected to run four hours, and acceptance speeches will be limited to 15 minutes. There will be commercials every six minutes like clockwork, except when they allow local stations to broadcast commercials in which case it will be every three minutes. The entire CBS schedule will be advertised via a crawl at the bottom of the screen throughout the entire program.

I have a much better idea for the producers. Queen Latifah and 3 or 4 comics sitting around her "living room." Think of those shows VH1 always has like 80's and Best Week Ever. Have Queen host Michael Ian Black and Mo Rocca, and Anthony Anderson. Queen reads the nominees, and then the comics go off. They all pick who they think is going to win, and then Queen announces the winner. While the winner is giving their speech, the four make comments like it is a DVD commentary.

7 comments:

wood1107 said...

Watching the Peoples' Choice Awards over the years has convinced me the People have absolutely no idea what the hell they're doing.

simone said...

I haven't watched the People's Choice awards since the early 80s.





And damn, I just showed my age. :/

jax said...

The People have bad taste in my opinion. I stopped watching that crap awhile ago. If it's not a MTV produced awards show forget it. You have to entertain me to care.

tigereye said...

brilliant idea Ent! I'd actually watch that.

Melissa said...

I think he might be joking....(i hope).

Irishstayc said...

People's choice doesn't scare me as much as the Academy Awards do... what will my gay boys and I do that weekend if we can't go away to the beach and have awards festivities for 3 days?? Damn it cut a girl a break... I need my Oscars weekend and if there is no red carpet and no one famous at the show i will have 3 very upset drama queens on my hands...

on another note - VH1 shows like that are my crack - I can sit and watch them for hours - this weeks it's been Best songs of the 90's and I have been in heaven!

Mooshki said...

If you go to their website, you can sign up to get a ballot by email. So the "people" are teeny boppers and people really bored at work who vote for the most amusing candidate.