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Another victim of the economy: Marie Osmond

by Brad Trechak, posted Aug 1st 2009 12:05PM
Marie OsmondPoor Marie Osmond. Apparently, her upcoming daytime talk show has been pulled already due to poor ad sales, despite being cleared on stations reaching 80% of the TV audience. It was going to be broadcast from Las Vegas where she and her brother Donny are performing nightly at the Flamingo Hotel as a result of selling their souls.

I guess that Dancing With The Stars career boost didn't really pay off. Or perhaps it was just unfortunate circumstances given how the economy is tanking. However, things are getting better and it's entirely possible that she'll be back in the talk show market in a few years.

I recognize that the Donny and Marie talk show lasted two seasons, but isn't that the franchise that most people recognize nowadays when then think of her (if they're of a certain age)? Her previous solo variety show in 1980 only lasted a year. Does she think that this talk show would last longer?

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sjackson

The market is too saturated with talk shows. It seems everyone can get one at some point. I mean really, Bonnie Hunt (?), and Wendy Williams has to be the worst. Unless she can come up with something more inovative like a game show/talk show I don't see it happening any time soon.

August 02 2009 at 11:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Guess Who

Good news indeed. Drama queen Marie has issues to put it mildly - the season she was on DWTS was just hard to watch. Her dolls are CREEPY...

I'd much rather watch the Hough's in a show - come on Utah out with the old in with the new.

August 02 2009 at 12:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lyn

That was on the Radio. Not on TV. Yea! she was one of the Producers just like she was with the D&M talk show. She is still a successful celebrity. If your a partner, Then why did you agree to go along with her. As a partner your being very negative.
Like Sandy said. The show in Vegas is GREAT

August 01 2009 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandy

I saw their show in Las
Vegas. They were fabulous.

August 01 2009 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lyn

John, YOU know nothing what you talketh about. She has never had a talk show all to her self. The ONE she did have was with Donny. I think 2 years is good. There were other talk shows out at the same time. Wayne Brady and Howie Mandel and both cancelled after one year. I think the show will still go ahead. Maybe in mid season.
She is not dried up. Her doll company is succuessful. The show at "The Flamingo". Is the best on the strip. Her Book was a "New York Times" Best Seller. She has a cd coming out soon. And I bet it too will be a good seller. Sooooo! Don't ever count her out.

August 01 2009 at 1:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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John

to Lyn, you're wrong--she had a radio talk show that didn't even last a year--she was laughed off the radio leaving most people feeling she was mentally ill. The only way she got this talkie was to invest in the show herself--she was the exec prod, and producer. We at Prod. Partners know these things.

August 01 2009 at 5:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

If Marie had not insisted on the production company putting out such an expensive show, it probably could still be a go. Marie insisted on such an expensive production that it would have been one of the most expensive shows on TV--she's such a diva with such a bloated sense of who she is. He other two talk shows tanked--why would this be any different. ProductionPartners LLC are wise in dropping the show.

August 01 2009 at 1:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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RM

JOHN YOU ARE AN A HOLE..PARTNER MY ASS IF YOU WERE YOUD BE SHITTING BRICKS TO HAVE HER SHOW PULLED ANY SHOW FOR THAT MATTER WHEN YOUD BE MAKING BUCKS...MAYBE YOU SHOULD HOST A SHOW...THE A HOLE OF AMERICA HERESSSSSS JOHN!!

August 08 2009 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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