Friday, August 24, 2012

NBC Has Another Crappy Idea


I wonder if the executives over at NBC smoke a lot of crack or just think they live in some insulated world where they think this is the glory days of Must See TV and that no matter what they put on the air after Friends they will get huge ratings. NBC, not Bravo, but the actual network; The one who has brought you such ratings success with The Today Show and a Thursday night lineup that gets regularly beat by repeats on fourth tier cable networks has decided they want to give Adrienne Maloof her own reality show. Adrienne, who is quite possibly the most boring person the RHBH is not the right person to give a network show too. Plus, it is going to be a reality show. You know, following her around while she does nothing and is as vanilla as she has always been. If NBC wants ratings they should give Kathy Griffin a show and put that on the air. Once a week just like her Bravo format. I would rather give Victoria Beckham another chance at a reality show. That one failed because NBC didn't edit it right. Let the people over at Bunim/Murray have their way with it and David Beckham will be slowly taking his shirt off every week while Victoria hoses him down. But Adrienne?

21 comments:

Seachica said...

NBC, land of desperation. I don't understand how they can be that bad at choosing shows, but I'm thinking the whole kingdom is rotten.

kfg said...

love the beckham idea. especially the hosing down of david.

FSP said...

I am beginning to like the taste of gun metal.

strongerthancoffee said...

I better start buying up all the "food buckets" I can get my hands on from "Jim Bakker" and his band of thieves...

This is a sign of the apocalypse.

Sherry said...

Boring!
The only thing even mildly interesting about her was her interactions with Paul.

Merlin D. Bear said...

The first question that came to mind was "who's she shtupping?" .
The second question was "who'd she catch shtupping?".
The backstory for this experiment has got to be *HUGE* ...

Barton Fink said...

This could be an okay show. She has a certain sparkle ... oh wait, that's glitter? -- Well, I liked her a lot from the start, and while the other ladies descended into drama, she stayed maloof, I mean, aloof from it all until her skirmish with Lisa, which left her looking bad. I still love her.

EmEyeKay said...

NBC does stupid stuff, sure, but they're the only network I watch with any regularity. Thursday nights are so funny, and I love SNL, too. CBS seems like it's for old people, and I think there's one other show I watch, Modern Family, on ABC (?).

For giving us 30 Rock, SNL, Community, Up All Night, and The Office, I forgive them past, present and future trespasses. Until they take that stuff off the air... then it's clobberin' time.

dia papaya said...

Secret confession - I kinda liked the Victoria show. She was really endearing. And I wanted to see Davey all wet!

Rick Wrinklebottom said...

Hmm, I guess we know the reason behind her divorce now - obviously, she was blowing whatever exec at NBC who decided to give her her own show!

DianaofThemyscira said...

Crappy is being generous. NBC is so out of touch that they think people who are overworked and underpaid, unemployed and over-extended are going to watch some fame whore rich wannabe from a show on cable that they can't afford try to convince them how hard she has it as she gets into limos and private planes to run about in Beverly Hills, jet off to Vegas and watch basketball games from the owner's box. Rich people have problems but they have rich people problems which doesn't translate to a disappearing middle class and poverty level viewer unless they go looking for it on cable. What will the drama be without the housewives? Can't afford two $10,000 rings, must only pick one b/c the basketball team isn't doing so well and they're constantly comping B-list celebrities at their hotel? You already have the money, why must you have the fame which means nothing? These people will never be be A list, it just doesn't work that way in Hollywood. We'll take your money though. Please invest in our movie.

hunter said...

She's rich as balls, why would she want to do this?

Rick Wrinklebottom said...

Word is the Maloof's got over-leveraged& nearly wiped out in the recession; their ownership in Palms was reduced to a mere 2% (between the whole family, not just Adrienne), and that's why they're so desperate to move the Kings out of Sacramento or get a new arena built, they need to wring more cashflow out of the team or they're gonna go full belly up...

SusanB said...

DianaofT is EXACTLY right. I wouldn't watch this if you put a gun to my head.

After thinking about it, the only network shows MrB & I watch are Big Bang Theory and NCIS. Everything else we watch is on cable or a movie. (not counting news). Network shows have become crap.

nolachickee said...

Her chef and his hatred of Lisa is more interesting than this chick.

Ingrid Superstar said...

NBC is the Britta of television networks.

Hazeldazel said...

this from the network that earned a #nbcfail hashtag - that kinda tells you all you need to know, right?

ureallyannoyme said...

I think it's the NBA aspect. The Maloofs own a franchise, NBC gets an in with them and starts courting other NBA families who want to be reality star famous, the owners lobby the Association, and suddenly it's the "NBA on NBC" all over again.

Mango said...

I, like Barton, liked the way she held herself maloof from all the melodrama, but it really made me squirm when she was constantly so damned condescending to her husband.

And yeah, she might be as rich as balls but for crying out loud, the woman didn't even know how to cook a damned chicken! At its very basic, you toss it in a roasting pan, throw on some salt and pepper and bake it at 375 degrees for an hour. Miss Priss acted as if her own kitchen was some mysterious lab and she actually washed the chicken with soap. Even Lisa appeared stunned. I'd love to have her money but I wouldn't want to be that removed from reality.

Sasha said...

Honey Boo Boo will have better ratings.

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If you have any GE stock it is time to sell!!!!!!