The format is done. Toast. Bah-bye.
The only remotely refreshing new spin on this tired format is Watch What Happens Live over on Bravo. Maybe because it's only one half hour long, and the show doesn't take itself too seriously. It makes fun of the guests and itself and the host. It's not trying imitate some hybrid of Edward R. Murrow meets Oprah meets Johnny Carson.
Oh and when Kramer found the old Merv Griffin Show furniture in the dumpster and set it up in his apartment to play talk show and interviewed Jerry, George, Elaine, and the guy from Wild Kingdom.
Now that was refreshingly different.
Edited by Bossa Nova, Sep 13, 2012 @ 2:56 PM.