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Jenny McCarthy's New Show Sounds So Wild It Could Just Work

by Julie Ryan Evans on January 6, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Jenny McCarthyI've always been somewhat of a fan of Jenny McCarthy, since the days she hosted Singled Out on MTV (isn't it about a time for a comeback for that show, btw?). Though she makes me cringe and has been involved in plenty of controversy, I usually find myself rooting for her because she's bold, ballsy, and pretty freaking hilarious most of the time. So when it comes to the ex-Playboy bunny's new late night talk show, The Jenny McCarthy Show, set to premiere Feb. 8 on VH1, I'm hoping for the best ... as odd as it all sounds.

Yesterday she told reporters that she's looking to establish a "party atmosphere". She says she plans to garner inspiration from Hugh Hefner's old Playboy After Dark show and wants to bring a whole lot of sexiness to American television screens.

According to Yahoo!, one feature will be the "groundbreaking interview," in which the guests and McCarthy will both be lying on the ground while they chat. Which could be ... interesting, I suppose. She told reporters this weekend:

I've found by doing this, which I've tested - on Bradley Cooper - it works quite well. There's just something that [happens where] the celebrity kind of lets go and has a little bit more of a conversational tone. It's not so scripted."

Another segment being touted is a game called "Drunk, Dumb or Both," in which she stands outside a bar and asks men questions such as, "what color is a red boat? I suppose that could be hilarious, but I fear it all may be a little too gimmicky.

Frankly, I think Jenny just being herself and interviewing people sitting in regular old chairs could be outrageous and entertaining enough. So I hope she doesn't try too hard.

But you know what? Late night TV as it is hasn't been working that great for quite sometime. So maybe this kind of thing could spice things up on Friday nights. I'm curious enough that I'll definitely be tuning in to see how it all goes down.

Will you watch Jenny McCarthy's new late night show?


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  • Pinkmani


    January 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM
    I remember when she was actually funny. I'll probably watch the show...
  • tuffy...


    January 6, 2013 at 6:42 PM
    I will probably DVR it and watch during nap time. No harm in giving her a chance. I actually appreciate her loud mouth about autism and all the possible causes. It drew my attention to the issue and that awareness helped lead me to holistic and nutritional healing for my son, which are working splendidly.
  • wamom223


    January 6, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    tuffymama I actually disagree with you for once.  Her loud mouth and stance on autism is why I don't like her.

    Personally I have always found her annoying and very over rated.  I don't dislike her enough to avoid a movie because of her (like Sean Penn for instance) but I wont check things out just because she is in it.  But I am a huge Melissa McCarthy fan so I suppose I should support Jenny for no other reason than to thank her for making sure we all got to enjoy the comedy genius of Melissa.  

  • divam...


    January 6, 2013 at 11:13 PM
    I agree tuffymama i enjoyed reading her book about autism my son is autistic
  • godde...


    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    I like Jenny but wouldn't watch it.

  • Tripl...


    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 AM
    It's hard to separate her crazy from her funny, and she's not that funny and plenty crazy (and misinformed and carelessly propagating bad information), so I probably won't watch.
  • Melan...


    January 7, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    I find people who are always "on" get very tedious quickly no matter how funny they are.   That's my impression of her but I havent' seen her that much lately.   If you have to get up and go to work you're not necessarily looking for a "party mood" on a weeknight,  it might be like being sober when everyone else isn't. 

  • karisma
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    January 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM
    Pass. Her crazy overshadows her minimal comedic talent and I can't look at her now without thinking about her stupidity.
  • jalaz77


    January 7, 2013 at 10:26 AM
    I like her she is pretty funny. However my jaw hit the floor when I saw the work she had done to her face around NYE. My hubby even said wow she did do something huh? She was beautiful. I will still probably try to watch it.
  • Madel...


    January 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM


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