Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Final episode of "Bonnie Hunt" airs today

It's farewell to "The Bonnie Hunt Show" today, as the canceled talk show airs its final new episode. The guests will be Dennis Farina, "Glee" star Jessalyn Gilsig and the Backstreet Boys,who will perform the song "Everybody."

"Bonnie" will be around all summer -- in reruns. Two episodes from October, one with Patricia Heaton, Jeff Lewis & Jenni Pulos of Bravo's "Flipping Out" and singer Miranda Lambert and the other featuring "Community"/"The Soup"'s Joel McHale and "American Chopper"'s Paul Teutul Sr. will air tomorrow and Friday. It'll go off the air for good in early September.

The show just scored a trio of Daytime Emmy nominations, an honor which must have been bittersweet. Hunt is a nominee for Outstanding Talk Show Host, and the program was nominated in the Outstanding Special Class Writing and Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling categories.

According to Broadcasting & Cable, poor ratings were the culprit. The show "has hovered at a 0.8 live plus same day rating since the show’s launch... which isn’t high enough to make a first-run strip work."

"To put that figure in perspective," writes TVSquad's Scott Harris, "Oprah's season premiere this fall landed an 8.0 rating, while her protege Dr. Phil has been hovering around 3.0 for the year."


  1. Unknown said...

    This was the best talk show on TV. I couldn't believe it was cancelled. Whats wrong with you people. You should have tried it on another time slot or something