Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Ahmad Rashad to Host Celebrity 'Mole'

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Ahmad Rashad to Host Celebrity 'Mole'

Old 10-14-02, 03:16 PM
  #1  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Glendale, next to L.A.
Posts: 18,484
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Ahmad Rashad to Host Celebrity 'Mole'

http://tv.zap2it.com/news/tvnewsdaily.html?28456

Mon, Oct 14, 2002 02:08 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad will be calling a different kind of game later this season when he hosts the celerity version of "The Mole" for ABC.

The Emmy-Award winning sports journalist and former NFL all-pro wide receiver will replace Anderson Cooper, who hosted the previous two versions of the reality contest. Cooper is now focusing on his news reporter and anchor duties on CNN.

"Celebrity Mole" is a special six-episode version of the contest with a pot of up to $250,000. Seven celebrities will try to figure out which contestant is really The Mole, a double agent planted by the producers to sabotage the players' efforts. Rashad will lead the players through a series of challenging physical and mental games to earn money for the pot, which will ultimately be given to the last player standing against The Mole.

"We are thrilled that Ahmad has signed on to join us as host of 'Celebrity Mole,'" says executive producer Scott A. Stone. "His energy, hosting expertise and competitive spirit make him the perfect choice."

Rashad has hosted "NBA's Inside Stuff" for 12 seasons and recently signed on to work with ESPN and ABC on their newly acquired NBA coverage. Before he began his career as a sportscaster in 1983, Rashad was a four-time pro-bowl player for the Minnesota Vikings and was recently voted to the Viking's 40th anniversary team.



Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I'm going blind!


Chris


Edit : I swear he better not be the host of the regular Mole next summer.
Old 10-14-02, 04:11 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,010
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Old 10-14-02, 04:19 PM
  #3  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 71,383
Received 122 Likes on 84 Posts
Ugh. Still, better than the suggestions of Charles Grodin and Fred Willard some clown was proposing in this forum the other day.
Old 10-14-02, 04:41 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
William Fuld's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 4,072
Received 135 Likes on 80 Posts
I hope Ahmad knows what he's doing. All that time he spends hosting The Mole could be devoted to finding new and more effective ways to kiss Michael Jordan's ass.
Old 10-14-02, 05:09 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 1,809
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've seen him a handful of times. No way is he near as entertaining as Anderson Cooper. Boo!
Old 10-14-02, 05:30 PM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 148
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Here's hoping his involvement will be very very limited.

I'm not even sure that I'll enjoy Celeb Mole. I'm looking forward to Mole 3.

J
Old 10-14-02, 06:36 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 10,059
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
they picked mrs cosby's husband??
if they wanted an inside the NBA host, why didn't they ask Summer Sanders?
Old 10-14-02, 08:01 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,089
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Old 10-14-02, 08:24 PM
  #9  
AJW
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,606
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I could barely tolerate his hosting stint on "Real TV". Thumbs down from me too.
Old 10-14-02, 08:47 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 7,985
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oh no.
Old 10-14-02, 08:57 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 6,266
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 7 Posts
Well I guess that means no Mole 3, since even me, a die hard Mole fan, will watch Ahmad.

Seriously.....have they seen Inside Stuff or did they pick names out of a hat?
Old 10-15-02, 11:56 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 1,100
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oh, Dear Lord. This is soooo not good.

Well, maybe it's just for the celebrity version, then they'll get somebody else. Just get another "nobody" to host Mole 3.

I'm not sad anymore at Anderson being out, now I'm MAD! Yo, Cooper, be a man and tell those CNN pricks that you want to wear two hats, and they'll just have to deal with it! You let the network force you out of The Mole, and look what happened to the show you helped to blossom -- it now has AHMAD RASHAD hosting!



CNN
Old 10-15-02, 01:05 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Arlington, Tx
Posts: 1,850
Likes: 0
Received 10 Likes on 5 Posts
Guess I shoulda posted a new thread instead of adding this note to the end of the "Anderson Cooper out as host of Mole" thread earlier this AM. In any rate, this is NOT good news.

Worst.
Host.
Ever.
Old 10-15-02, 10:49 PM
  #14  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Earth
Posts: 3,872
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
AHHH NOOOO!!!
I WANT CONAN O'BRIEN, I WANT CONAN, I WANT CONAN!!!

Have you guys seen "real TV", Ahmad Rashad is horrible!!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.