Artie's reality show

AJ_II

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Artie flat-out asked Howard this morning if doing his own reality show is a good idea. What do you guys think? Would it be good for his career?

If he does do it, he has to be careful to not make a spectacle out of himself...he'll probably feel pressure to be out-of-control in front of the camera. And as with all of these reality shows, they can edit together footage to make things appear as they probably are not. Artie should be aware of that before committing to this project.
 

Ehilbert1

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I think if he does it he will fall off the wagon quick. That sucks too. I don't want the guy to end up dead in 6 monthes.
 

Die_LaMattres

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I don't think many people outside of the Stern fanbase would care that much.

Would a percentage of Howard's dwindling audience be enough to give Artie's show good ratings? In the past, maybe. Today, no way.

If anyone wanted to find out how Artie's life is coming along, they listen to the radio show.

That is....unless Artie will hold back, and save the "important" stuff for his TV show.

He's now had four years to study that business plan. It's the same one Howard uses for his shows: HTV first, Sirius radio second.
 

blyons200

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Big, big mistake if he signs on for it. IMO. Has any 'star' ever revived their career with a reality show? I don't think so. It makes them look like a desperate moron who can't stand not being in the lime-light. Being in a reality show is like a 35 year old running back looking for that next starting job.

BTW- Reality shows SUCK!
 

Ifandorbut

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Maybe he'll do it when the satellite gravy train makes its last stop. That way he could employ some of the shleps that make with the HTV.
 

RDog

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I don't think Artie *shouldn't* do it, but I don't think it would last very long before being cancelled. Having said that, I don't think it would be a disaster, just not a success. He just doesn't lead that interesting a life. He's not a top comic like he believes, he's a big draw because of the radio show - for now. I think I'd feel sad if the show just followed him around being abusive to J.D. or other people around him (probably just for the camera, but still).

We've seen very clearly that Artie can't read a room, how's he going to accurately know what North America finds entertaining in a reality show?

Put another way, it's one thing if a Dane Cook has a reality show (right or wrong), it's quite another for an Artie Lange to have one.
 

Steel Cranium

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Howard gave him the clue he needed = the folks on the current reality shows are douchey (is that a word?) enough to pull it off. They don't care how much of an ass they make of themselves for the camera. Artie would care too much to protect some of his image, where the others do not. The shows that did "work" (Osbournes) are built around a family, so the interplay of the folks involved in the trainwreck might be interesting. We picture Ozzy as the prince of darkness, we see him as something very different. That works for a while. Unless Artie is going to adopt a gay lifestyle and root for the Mets, his show will be reporting what we already know.

I would love to hear a sports talk/callin show with Artie (uncensored) before a reality show. Something like a "best damn sports show" up a few levels.