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2018-11-09 Home Front: Culture Wars
Goodbye, ‘Alec Baldwin Show': Yet Another Anti-Trump Comic Bites The Dust
[The Federalist] After a mere three weeks, Alec Baldwin’s ABC show, "The Alec Baldwin Show," has been banished to Saturday night at 10 p.m., the indisputable worst time slot in all of television.

Attempting to capitalize on the political momentum of his popular President Trump impression on "Saturday Night Live," Baldwin launched his talk show on October 14 to a dismal 2.1 million viewers. The subsequent three episodes found an increasingly small audience, and ABC announced the remaining new episodes would air on Saturday, with re-runs of "Shark Tank" replacing his show on Sunday nights.

Baldwin arrogantly thought his level of notoriety as an opposer of Trump coupled with high-powered celebrity guests would be enough to set him apart in a sea of leftist political talk shows. He was wrong.

In the premiere episodes, Baldwin showed himself to be a far more skilled actor than interviewer, barely allowing his guests to speak over his bevy of jokes and impersonations. A vanity project if ever there was one, Baldwin has seemingly been given a heavy dose of reality in the almost instant demise of his show.

"The Alec Baldwin Show" had plenty of ratings obstacles to overcome and needed to be a hit network show with broad appeal in order to survive. However, it unapologetically designed itself only for the leftist elite. Its original time slot on Sunday nights was opposite Sunday night football and premiered within weeks of two other comedy shows both hosted by progressive millennials, "Busy Tonight" on E! and "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" on Netflix.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-09 02:29|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6459 views ]  Top

#1 Maybe they should try the Jordan Peterson show?

You know try something a bit politically diverse...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-11-09 05:04||   2018-11-09 05:04|| Front Page Top

#2 Anti-trump "Comic" Bites the Dust. FIFY

The quotation marks summarize the problem. My favorite part of the article:

"re-runs of 'Shark Tank' replacing his show on Sunday."

Al
Posted by Frozen Al 2018-11-09 12:42||   2018-11-09 12:42|| Front Page Top

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