As if we all needed another reason to never, ever watch Current TV, they gave us one! Joining the ranks of Elliot Spitzer and my former illustrious governor, economy-killer Jennifer Granholm, is none other than the Pride of the View herself: Joy Behar, ladies and gentlemen.
Beginning this September, Joy Behar, Emmy award winning talk show host, will make her return to primetime on Current TV’s new hour-long series. “The Joy Behar Show” (working title) will air nightly Monday through Thursday at 6pm ET and will repeat later the same evening in primetime. The timely and topical series will showcase Behar’s trademark sense of humor and unique brand of conversation and provide her with a platform to discuss the latest headlines, pop culture events and anything else that comes to mind.
Featuring a regular rotating ensemble of journalists, analysts and political satirists the program will focus on political events, social issues and relevant topics that impact the American zeitgeist. Her ensemble cast, title and premiere date will be announced later this summer.
“Joy Behar is a beloved veteran television personality with her finger on the pulse of what viewers care about,” commented Current TV Chairman and former Vice President Al Gore. “Millions of Americans tune in daily to hear her take on the issues along with her inimitable style. We are honored that Current TV will be Joy’s new primetime home.”
Given that almost no one watched her when she was on HLN (and if an hysterical Nancy Grace as your lead-in isn't enough to attract an audience, nothing is), this ought to be a spectacular success. Then again, Current has a format it likes in partisan hackery tempered with a generous shot of crazy, so perhaps ratings don't matter, so long as they're true to their principles. Snort.