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Old 05-12-05, 04:27 PM
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Another cancelled Dennis Miller talk show

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor..._cnbc_miller_3

CNBC Canceling Dennis Miller's Talk Show
Thu May 12, 9:01 AM ET
NEW YORK - CNBC is canceling comic Dennis Miller's low-rated political talk show after less than 16 months, replacing it with a business show rerun.

Miller's prime-time program, featuring a mixture of comedy, interviews and his conservative political opinion, was seen by an average of 168,000 viewers since its January 2004 launch, according to Nielsen Media Research.

That number has dipped to 114,000 this year with the presidential election campaign over.

His show, seen at 9 p.m. EDT, will be replaced by a rerun of "Mad Money with Jim Cramer," three hours after its original airing.

Told of the cancellation, Miller "has let me know that his strong preference is to leave the program immediately," CNBC President Mark Hoffman wrote in a memo to his staff.

Miller's last episode will be Friday, he said.

CNBC, which has struggled to find an audience for anything in prime-time, will introduce a new business program at 7 p.m. later this year and continue with "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch" at 10. The network airs reruns of NBC entertainment programming at 8.
Well, this ticks me off. I got a DVR today and one of the things I was looking forward to was recording this show and watching it at my leisure. Sure, the show was terrible when it first started, but it got better, IMO. The viewership sucks, so I guess I can't really fault CNBC too much - but does anything do well on that channel? (I honestly don't know, since Miller's show is the only CNBC program I'm familiar with)
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He's better off on FoxNews.
Old 05-12-05, 08:01 PM
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This stinks. As a "righty," I loved Denny as an alternative to some of the over-the-top, stuck up Fox News folks. He's funny as hell, and had plenty of good guests with whom he would NOT discuss politics. A little more variety than Fox News. Any word on where Miller's heading now?
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I didn't watch this show regularly, but it was a good filler show when I couldn't find anything else to watch. I'd say I watched it at least 1-2 times a week. I was glad to hear this show come about after his awesome HBO show was dropped.

Admittedly he isn't as funny as he used to be, but this still sucks.

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Old 05-12-05, 11:05 PM
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I watched it for a while, until they started showing reruns 3-4nights a week every other week
when I saw the same episode 3 times in 3 weeks I said fuck it
Old 05-12-05, 11:14 PM
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Can't say I'm disappointed. The guys is so full of himself and his opinions.
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Good riddance to right-wing rubbish.
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I only watched Miller's show a couple of times when he first started out and it sucked for the most part, but it was better than anything else on the channel. CNBC is the most worthless cable news channel, unless you're in the financial sector.
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I'm a long-time Dennis Miller fan, but this show didn't work for me. It didn't know if it wanted to be "The Daily Show"/"Weekend Update", a light chat show, or "Meet the Press". Plus, it was terribly dull most of the time.
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Originally Posted by SleepyW
Admittedly he isn't as funny as he sued to be, but this still sucks.
Yeah, he got unfunny when he started kissing George W. Bush's ass. He probably lost half his fans when he crossed over to the netherworld.

And he still is damn funny. He references and stuff were great. But you can't be a right-wing comedian. At least, you can't be a comedian and refuse to poke fun at the most comical President in the history of the USA.
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Originally Posted by CRM114
Yeah, he got unfunny when he started kissing George W. Bush's ass. He probably lost half his fans when he crossed over to the netherworld.

And he still is damn funny. He references and stuff were great. But you can't be a right-wing comedian. At least, you can't be a comedian and refuse to poke fun at the most comical President in the history of the USA.
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!! I used to love Dennis Miller, but to sit there and refuse to even poke fun of the president based on your political views is just moronic for a comedian. Especially a political satirist!! Jon Stewart is everything Miller wished he could be. Stewart has no issues poking fun of Reps, Dems, and himself. Miller should go write a book on how to be a pompous jackass whose career ended when he started taking himself and his opinions so seriously.
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Originally Posted by Jack Straw
Can't say I'm disappointed. The guys is so full of himself and his opinions.
I always saw Miller's show as kind of a balance to Bill Maher's, since both are comedians with big egos and views on opposite ends of the political spectrum. Granted, the big names weren't booked on Miller's show, but at least his panel was more balanced than Maher's. I did get sick of seeing a member of "The Apprentice" or some other NBC reality crap interviewed every time I turned on his show. Guess that's what happens when your ratings are barely above John McEnroe's.

Granted, I didn't watch Miller's show regularly, but on a recent show I saw him poking fun at Bush holding hands with the Saudi Prince. Not sure if he eased up on his "no Bush" stance.
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Miller did get the shaft being placed on CNBC. Who the hell watches it that isn't an investor? I don't know why they didn't just put him in the slot vacated by Phil Donahue on MSNBC. At least then he might have had a shot.

Anyone see Miller on the Daily Show a couple weeks back? He seemed to be regretful of his hard shift to the right claiming over and over to be a libertarian.
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Originally Posted by pdutta2000
Miller should go write a book on how to be a pompous jackass whose career ended when he started taking himself and his opinions so seriously.
Maybe he can get Bill Maher to be a co-author.
Old 05-13-05, 02:11 PM
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Great news!
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku
Good riddance to right-wing rubbish.
i am with ya, now they need to get rid of Bill O'Riley, and Rush.
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[Miller]What is up with this guy? He got more chances than a Monopoly set and he still racked up cancellations faster than a postal employee. Listen, pal -- it's time to take Kierkegaard's advice and move from the aesthetic sphere to the ethical sphere. Or you could try to parlay your failed career as a talk show host into a sitcom with Joanna Kearns and Tracy Gold. Your choice.[/Miller]
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Originally Posted by maingon
i am with ya, now they need to get rid of Bill O'Riley, and Rush.
Who is "they?" I'm an admitted right-wing nut job, but I'm of the belief that if there weren't 2 large parties that disagreed, and each with their own media outlets, things would be scary (scarier depending on who you ask ). The right needs and deserves their "talking heads" as much as the left needs and deserves their's. If I don't like somebody, I don't watch/listen . But read my previous post to figure out what I think of those you mentioned.

Sorry for the short rant...back to TV...anybody see Stan Lee on Fox News today ?
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Originally Posted by JasonF
[Miller]What is up with this guy? He got more chances than a Monopoly set and he still racked up cancellations faster than a postal employee. Listen, pal -- it's time to take Kierkegaard's advice and move from the aesthetic sphere to the ethical sphere. Or you could try to parlay your failed career as a talk show host into a sitcom with Joanna Kearns and Tracy Gold. Your choice.[/Miller]
Nice one.
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Isn't the stuff on FOXNEWS during Miller's time slot better and that's why nobody watched Miller's show?
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Originally Posted by aktick
Who is "they?" I'm an admitted right-wing nut job, but I'm of the belief that if there weren't 2 large parties that disagreed, and each with their own media outlets, things would be scary (scarier depending on who you ask ). The right needs and deserves their "talking heads" as much as the left needs and deserves their's. If I don't like somebody, I don't watch/listen . But read my previous post to figure out what I think of those you mentioned.

Sorry for the short rant...back to TV...anybody see Stan Lee on Fox News today ?
Come on, Larry King might be on the liberal side, but most of the time he's talking about Michael Jackson or spending the week doing shows about someone really old who's just died. Same thing with Paula Zahn, Anderson Cooper and so on. Probably liberal, but they aren't talking heads for a party. CNN is not the liberal alternative to Fox. There isn't one.

Who is on any of the cable channels that is a liberal the same way that Hannity is an ultra conservative or O'Reilly is a conservative (despite what he says) or Brit Hume is a crazy conservative?

I'm not making excuses for the few true liberals who've gotten a chance and failed, I just don't see any equity that you seem to see and think we need. If, indeed, we need it, it's not there.

I don't think Miller failed because he's bad or that he's a Bush supporter on most issues. I think he failed because he's not a hardcore, conservative shill and he's not only speaking to a conservative audience and giving them what they want. He has some moderate views and some liberal views and he wasn't about presenting himself as one thing to his audience, when he's really not, like O'Reilly.

Put Ann Coulter in Miller's spot and they'd have an instant hit.
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Originally Posted by CRM114

Anyone see Miller on the Daily Show a couple weeks back? He seemed to be regretful of his hard shift to the right claiming over and over to be a libertarian.
That was pretty pathetic. He knew what the audience in that room was (liberal) and the audience on tv (liberal) and he basically apologized several times for being a Bush supporter.

He's not nearly as moderate or apologetic about his views on his own show, so I thought that was really a lame attempt at getting approval.
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I liked Miller's HBO show, just about never missed it...

...but when I saw him on this show basically kissing George Bush and the republican ass, I was sick...he used to be bi-partisan in his joking, during the whole election I just got turned off in general...only thing I would even watch was the opening 5-10 minutes to get the news/BIG SCREEN type stuff.
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He is such a 2 faced &^&%&
A few weeks ago he mentions on one of his shows that Sirius is not worth it- then he invites Jay Thomas on last week and says that he can be heard on that great service Sirius-
What do you want from someone tha hires Netzero as there spokesman.
No loss-
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Well, the last show was pretty anti-climactic. No mention at all of the series ending, just a plug at the end for his appearence at the MGM Grand (or some other casino). It could've been a repeat, for all I know.

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