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Bon Jovi will appear on the season premiere of Inside The Actor's Studio (sigh)

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 5th 2009 7:29PM
James LiptonLet's see: Bravo is owned by NBC and Bon Jovi is appearing on several NBC shows exclusively for a while, including Saturday Night Live, The Jay Leno Show, and Today (and doing a promo for all of the USA Network shows that feature a "hero"), so it's a natural that the band would appear with James Lipton on Inside The Actor's Studio, right? Right?

*crickets*

Honestly, this isn't just silly, it's downright stupid. I don't care if Jon Bon Jovi has done some acting in his career, you can't tell me that he's Inside The Actor's Studio material, and you can't tell me that the one and only reason the band is on the show is because of the NBC project. But I guess we shouldn't be surprised, since one of the past guests on the show was Billy Joel.

They've had some great episodes of this show, but I'm going to predict this will not be one of them.

[via TV Tattle]

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Tassi

As someone who has some inside knowledge of the show, I can tell you that if you want to point a finger, point it at Bravo. Pace does little more than house the program. Bravo is responsible for the booking of guests and negotiations with agents on what is allowed to be aired and what's not allowed to be aired. The filming is usually about 3-5 hours, so what ends up on the air is only a fraction of the interview process. You want to pick a bone with someone, pick it with Bravo.

November 24 2009 at 10:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gina

Hey! Die hard Bon Jovi fan here. When does it air? Jersey Rules!!!!

November 06 2009 at 11:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Fred

They had Elton John on as well. The idea that it's an actor's studio of any kind any more is pretty laughable. I like Lipton, but his questions are softballs, and there's no craft being learned. Some of the more questionable -- i.e. marketable but not really actorly -- guests might be partly a result of the move from the New School to Pace, but I think it just is what it is. "Actors Studio" is kind of a misnomer. "James Lipton's Fawning Interview Show" might be a better title.

Maybe Bon Jovi can tell them all about his work in the seminal Vampires: Los Muertos.

November 06 2009 at 8:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Aml

They have also had Jay Leno and Conan on. I don't care if Jay was in Collision Course, which no one watched. He is not an actor and neither is Conan. Then again this is NBC and there is nothing quiet like self-promotion.

November 05 2009 at 8:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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