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Shut Up, Jeff Probst

By 08.04.10

The Emmys will be televised soon, and even though no one will watch them, “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is upset about the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ decision to not include the category of “outstanding reality show host” in NBC’s telecast (it’s been relegated to the Creative Arts Emmys event).

“It’s disappointing news,” Probst said. “Collectively, this category represents several of the highest-rated and most popular shows on all of television.” [...]

The grumbling over the Emmy snub has prompted rumblings that some big faces from the reality biz may boycott the Aug. 29 Primetime Emmys or the Aug. 21 Creative Arts Emmys. The nominated hosts this year include Probst; Heidi Klum of “Project Runway”; Ryan Seacrest of “American Idol”; Phil Keoghan of “Amazing Race”; and Tom Bergeron of “Dancing With the Stars.” [THR]

Note to reality show hosts: you are f*cking USELESS. If cardboard cutouts could talk, you’d all be out of a job, and the only reason you have THAT is because you’re not interesting enough to piss anyone off. To call you “vanilla” is too much of a compliment; you are flavorless television gruel. Die of something boring.

“It’s the latest slap in the face to the genre,” said Jen Bresnan, exec vp alternative programming at CBS Entertainment. “These shows have brought new and younger viewers to television, it’s really a shame.”

Oh, thank God for reality television! Without these shows, young people would have never been attracted to the moving picture box in their living room! If “Survivor” didn’t exist, young people might have gone outside and developed skin cancer. So really, reality TV shows prevent cancer. Phew! Thanks, Hollywood execs!


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