Why Would Anyone Watch A Male Spin-Off Of “The View”?

Rumor has it Barbara Walters is in talks to start a spin-off of “The View” aimed towards men, starring a cast of both men and women. It hopes to air during the time slot soon-to-be vacated by Oprah. The D-list talent rounded up so far includes Bryant Gumbel as moderator; comedian Alec Mapa, who played Suzuki St. Pierre on “Ugly Betty”; BET news anchor Jacque Reid; and former Fox News host E.D. Hill. According to The New York Daily News, “[the show] will attempt to inject a male perspective into the topics of the day.” Um, that’s called nearly all of nighttime news/chat TV already. Allow me to introduce to you Larry King, David Letterman, Brian Williams, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Jay Leno, Sean Hannity, Alan Colmes, Conan O’Brien, Shephard Smith … … Neil Cavuto, Anderson Cooper, Glenn Beck, Keith Olbermann, Bill O’Reilly, and Greg Gutfeld. Fret not, Baba Wawa, but men are voicing their opinions just fine on TV. I’m not saying “no more men on television again ever!”— just saying the sausage-fest is far from lacking. But hey, let’s at least give them credit for not exhuming Ronald Reagan’s corpse to be the show’s resident Elisabeth Hasselbeck, right? [New York Daily News]

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