Carrie Underwood next in line for variety show revival attempt at FOX

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 13th 2009 1:05PM
Carrie UnderwoodOh man, that variety show format worked so well for Nick & Jessica! Remember what a smash sensation the Osbournes variety show was? Boy, Rosie O'Donnell sure rewrote the book on how to do a great variety special! The networks remember how great these attempts to revive the long dead TV format went, because they're at it again.

This time, FOX is dipping back into the American Idol well and plucking out plucky season four winner Carrie Underwood. They've scheduled Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special for a December 7 air-time. Luckily, since Underwood is doing just fine in her recording career, this isn't likely to be an attempt at a weekly series.

If the networks really do believe they can revive the variety format, this is a good way to do it. The holiday season seems to be the best time to lure American audiences into one-off specials and different kinds of programming. If the special does well, they can look for another one next year maybe. Or perhaps they'll have found something to do with all those former Idol contestants.

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She is perfect for a Christmas Special! I'm sure, by her popularity, it will be a hit in the ratings. Wishing her continued success.

October 15 2009 at 3:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I guess you never heard the song "Happy Holidays." Even Andy Williams sang "It's the holiday season" and puts on great Christmas shows every year. Get over it.
Christmas is the Holiday it is referring to. You don't have to be told, it's implied in the title.

October 14 2009 at 2:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

grec, go back to the slime you came from.

October 14 2009 at 2:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
the grec

She' got nice melons and a pretty face, but still needs to llose a "ton" of lbs. I'd blow a big one on her though.

October 14 2009 at 11:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Earl Turner

Shane Dabbs, you are one sick dog...........

October 14 2009 at 11:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jesse biscoe

lets get back on track, it's Christmas season, not holiday. I won't watch or support any stores that cop out. Jesus said you forget me I forget you. thanks

October 14 2009 at 10:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i cant stand carrie, i can only say there are so many others who are so much better than her. i just do see what it is that has driven her so high up there. her voice just doesnt make me feel anything other than, well nothing. this gal becoming to big so quickly smacks of the old days when you wanted your whoever to become something great so your "uncle" paid for it and it happened. i just dont get what she has to offer at all.

October 14 2009 at 10:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to Dharma's comment

I really hate the way her manager's have her dressing so trashy now! Boobs and butt hanging out...I never thought Carrie would go for that, but I guess even the girl next door has succombed to the "sex sells" theory. She's got a great voice, but I don't think she has enough on screen personality to pull off a variety show, so it's good that it's just a one time thing.

October 14 2009 at 9:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


October 14 2009 at 9:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Its a one time only deal so thats OK

October 14 2009 at 8:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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