It’s Season 9 for 2 shows. In what must be the Mayan gods casting their spells, the horror that is Punk’d is coming back and a reality show loses its results show? Now, how will that turn out on TV?
Punk’d is back… but with celebrity guest hosts. Oh wow.
March 19th: the date when Punk’d returns on MTV. Revealed during MTV’s New Year’s Eve programming, the show will be in its 9th season.
Ashton Kutcher returns but not as a host: he will only take the executive producer position along with Jason Goldberg. The hosting will now be handed over to celebrity guest hosts in what I think is a really cheap but useful tactic to boost up ratings. Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Kellan Lutz have been cast as one of the first celeb guest hosts, with reports suggesting Biebs will be punking Taylor Swift.
A video from MTV has also surfaced where Miley Cyrus punks Khloe Kardashian – wait, hold up just one second: Miley is friends with Khloe? Now I see where the hoochie comes from. Kelly Osbourne also makes an appearance in the video, which suggests she is probably losing all that weight because she has one too many laughing fits at the crap these two put up.
Placing major bets at Kellan Lutz punking the Twilight cast with a big Twilight-like hoax. I can’t wait for that.
A reality contest… with no results show?!
Another show into its 9th season: So You Think You Can Dance. However, the show’s renewal did not come with a shocking reveal by executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe.
You got it right: a contest without a results show. This still means that the results will still be in play, but it is most likely to roll over into the following week. (It is unlikely the show will actually cancel its elimination portion.)
That will cause a lot of tension and uncertainty in the contestant panel, who will train their routines for a week not knowing if they will be performing it on the day. Either that, or the judges decide to make the call each week, which could significantly affect ratings and viewership.
This spells bad news and possibly the end of the road pretty soon for this dance reality competition which has churned out some brilliant talent but has not been able to commercialise the dancers other than placing them on top tours with headlining singers. However, Nigel went back on Twitter to reassure fans.
Just a side comment: who the heck names their Twitter account “dizzyfeet”?!