If you have been living under a rock, then the news that Stephen Colbert taking over for David Letterman next year may be a shock.
Not that I meant that to be a purposeful rhyme, but I don’t believe that Colbert was the best choice for the next in line for the 11:30pm time slot on CBS. I feel that the choice was put forth by pressure of what the general public had wanted and not a true audition.
It was easy for CBS to pick Colbert because his show runs on Comedy Central, which is owned by Viacom. This is the same company that used to own CBS therefore it was probably an even easier decision as the two companies are probably still cozy with each other.
As I have never watched Colbert’s show, I can’t say how good he will be, but from the clips I have seen I have low expectations. I will probably watch once and never go back.
Speaking of Viacom, a couple of weeks ago, one of its other channels, Nickelodeon aired its annual slop-fest of ‘Kid’s Choice Awards”. Every year, it seems that this show gets worse and worse.
This year was no different. Host Mark Wahlberg ran around the stage saying “I can’t be slimed” and in the end does get it. Gee, what a surprise. When will they think up something new? The host always gets the green goo on them at the end of the show. How about a year where it doesn’t happen?
The only high point (if you can call it that) was the lifetime achievement award given to producer Dan Schneider. If you don’t know who he is, he created shows such as “iCarly”, “Victorious”, “Drake and Josh”, “Zoey 101” among others. The stage became the biggest reunion of his shows ever assembled. However, it seemed that the “Zoey 101” cast was missing from this reunion.
Most importantly missing from this whole thing was Jennette McCurdy from “Sam & Cat”. While this show won fan favorite, Jennette was a no-show. Is she angry with the network that her show is on hiatus or does it have to do with the leaked lingerie photos of her that occurred a couple of months ago? While the pics were not nudes, they still showed her in a less than kid-friendly wardrobe. Maybe she is embarrassed or maybe fed up with Nickelodeon entirely. Either way, we will probably never know for a long time if ever. Overall, the show was bad and maybe Jennette knew it beforehand.
Frankly, I would love to see Colbert host the Kid’s Choice Awards only to get slimed. It may change his mind of hosting another late night talk show. Maybe, Jennette can host the late night show instead.
Just a thought.