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Old 11-15-01, 05:41 PM
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Howard Stern's Saturday night show CANCELLED.

I was wondering why Howard was ragging big time on Leslie Moonves today.
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Why was it cancelled? I only watch his show once in a while.
Old 11-15-01, 06:52 PM
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here's a link:

http://www.tvinsite.com/broadcastingcable/56454.htm


King World puts kibosh on Stern show


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11/14/01 12:44:00 PM

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Shock Jock Howard Sternís weekend, late night syndicated show from King World (inherited from CBSí Eyemark) will end its run this Saturday.

Although the show, based on his radio show for co-owned Infinity, was cleared on a number of CBS O&Oís, it had never been a ratings powerhouse.

King World is reportedly looking to develop a new, late night weekend series to replace it.

E! continues to run two episodes of its half-hour episodes of its own late night video version of Sternís drive-time radio show at 11-12 p.m.

The Howard Stern Radio Show launched on CBS O&O's and a handful of other stations in August 1998, with most stations carrying it on Saturday nights at 11:30 to try and eat into the audience of NBC's Saturday Night Live franchise.

A handful of stations dropped the show soon after, citing content concerns.

But even those conceded that the show had brought new viewers to the timeslot and improved on the ratings performance of the shows, mostly syndicated reruns, that had previously occupied the time period.

Stern had trumpeted the CBS show the previous April, saying it would contain the same scatological humor as his radio show.

When asked by reporters whether such a show could air on the Tiffany network (though technically it was not on the network, but syndicated by it), Stern replied: 'Tiffany is a stripper's name.'

Stern also had a syndicated TV show, The Howard Stern Show, on WWOR-TV (distributed by All American Television) that ran from 1991 to 1993. -- Joe Schlosser and John Eggerton
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I say good!!!!

I've always said the Saturday Stern show should be on HBO or some other CABLE channel that won't CENSOR it!!!!!! Even "E!" censors the show.

Maybe this can happen now.
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Originally posted by Giantrobo
I say good!!!!

I've always said the Saturday Stern show should be on HBO or some other CABLE channel that won't CENSOR it!!!!!! Even "E!" censors the show.

Maybe this can happen now.
An uncensored television version of Howard Stern? From your keyboard to God's ears.
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That show was still on?
Old 11-16-01, 07:59 AM
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Originally posted by NitroJMS
That show was still on?
Ditto.... I had no idea.

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Old 11-16-01, 09:35 AM
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They need to do 2 things.

1. Move the E! shows to HBO or Showtime so it is unedited (as suggested before).

2. Instead of the doing the same thing on Sat Night as they do on E!, reincarnate the old Channel 9 shows. Those were so funny.
Old 11-16-01, 10:27 AM
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Howard mentioned the show this week (before this announcement was made). He said he hadn't gotten around to making new shows yet. Citing being too busy or some such nonesence.

Now we know the truth.

He claims to be truthful with his viewers. But about business, he always has an angle he's playing. Understandably, he wouldn't want to share the news that his show was on the verge of being canceled.
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I really preferred the scattershot format of the Saturday show. I wish E! would adopt it. The cartoons were SO funny. Gary eating Shrimp. Howard's family ordering dinner.
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He's developing a new show

A syndicated sitcom. If it's even half as funny as Son of the Beach, I'll watch it.

From http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/2001...n-stern_3.html -

UPDATE 1-Stern, CBS pact for sitcom
By Michael Schneider and Melissa Grego

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Howard Stern's down, but not out, at
CBS. Stern's production company is developing a syndicated
comedy that could fill the Saturday late night slot vacated by
the recently canceled ``The Howard Stern Radio Show.'' ``Kane'' will follow the antics of an oddball Southern family and its strong-willed patriarch. The lead character's life is
altered when his previously long-lost wife returns home to him
and their group of eccentric children. Ron Zimmerman (``7th Heaven,'' ``V.I.P.'') is on board to pen the script, while Stern will executive produce. The show would
be distributed by CBS' sister Viacom company King World. CBS
insiders promise the show will push some content boundaries
thanks to its potential late-night time period. ``Kane'' would be the first weekly sitcom in syndication in years. Once a staple of the genre (``Charles in Charge,'' ``Small
Wonder''), firstrun comedies have all but disappeared from
syndication. It's not yet decided whether ``Kane'' will be developed as an
hour or half-hour series. There is also a slight chance that
``Kane'' could end up a candidate for primetime duty on the CBS
network. The deal comes as the hourlong syndicated ``Howard Stern
Radio Show,'' also distributed by King World, goes off the air
after this weekend. Stern lambasted CBS CEO Leslie Moonves on
his radio show Thursday for the cancellation. There will be no seamless transition between the old show and the new show, however. No pilot has been shot as of yet,
although sources said it's in ``very active development.'' CBS
executives are targeting the weekly comedy for later this
season or the beginning of next season. Insiders say CBS' owned-and-operated stations are on board to pick up ``Kane.'' Beyond that, stations that ran ``Howard Stern Radio Show'' will be given first crack to clear the show. For
now, those stations are scrambling to fill the post-Saturday
night news slot with other programming. ``The Howard Stern Radio Show'' now is seen in about half the country, although it premiered in August 1998 on stations
representing about 70% of the country. The series lost
clearances due partly to some local stations' concerns about
the often risque content. Ratings also have waned over the
years, and the show has been in repeats since August. Producing a half-hour comedy would not be new to Stern, whose ``Son of the Beach'' continues to work for cable net FX.Reuters/Variety
REUTERS
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I didn't think the cartoons added much to the syndicated show. Most of the cartoons were silly or dumb.

I watch Howard Stern on E! occasionally. It's interesting in the same Jerry Springer vein but it's too repetitive. Porn stars, farting, game shows, Howard telling all the girls he wants to do them, etc. Does get old. Wasn't that and fewer listeners the reason most radio stations dropped his show?
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Stern said this morning he will be doing a new show in place of the current show on CBS.
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Originally posted by Giantrobo
Stern said this morning he will be doing a new show in place of the current show on CBS.
How about reading some replies before responding.
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Originally posted by G. Noel Gross


How about reading some replies before responding.

Dude, I'm sorry.

Don't hurt me mommy.
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It was on way too late, I think it started at 1:00 here.

The porno stuff gets boring, but the Beetlejuice and Hank (RIP) stuff was always funny.
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Originally posted by big whoppa
Wasn't that and fewer listeners the reason most radio stations dropped his show?
Fewer listeners? Where did you get that from? Howard is in the top three in virtually every market he's in, and number one in a lot of them. People have been saying "it gets old" and "he'll never last" for the past twenty years, yet he's still on top.
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Expected this sooner or later. I still prefer the E! show though.
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the show wasn't cancelled, as he explained last week. it just came out in the papers that way. as explained above, they just decided to change gears into a new show.
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Monkeybone...you don't "change gears" on a successful show. If anything, you follow a succesful show with another one that you hope to make a hit.

The show failed. Not because of quality. But it did fail. For Stern to suggest otherwise is insincere.
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I wonder if the Neilsen rating people will notice that I wrote down a show that wasn't on the air into my book.

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Originally posted by Kube
Monkeybone...you don't "change gears" on a successful show. If anything, you follow a succesful show with another one that you hope to make a hit.

The show failed. Not because of quality. But it did fail. For Stern to suggest otherwise is insincere.
i'm not saying that it was beating everything in it's time slot, but i don't htink it was doing bad enough to cancel either. i think that it's possible to have a show that is profitable and doing ok in the ratings revamped in an effort to get higher ratings.
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Originally posted by Gallant Pig
...Hank (RIP) ...
Hank is dead???

(I don't get Stern in any of the markets in the Twin Cities, and I never catch any of his shows...)
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Originally posted by SirPablo
Hank is dead???
Yes. In fact, according to Howard, E! is working on an E! True Hollywood Story about him as a tribute.
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Originally posted by SirPablo


Hank is dead???

(I don't get Stern in any of the markets in the Twin Cities, and I never catch any of his shows...)
Yes. Hank's Official Website

And I am not the least bit suprized.

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