11 Celebrity Talk Shows You Totally Forgot Existed
Celebrity talk shows are a funny thing, and by funny thing, we mean they have a 75% chance of failing within a year.
Case in point: Khloé Kardashian’s Kocktails With Khloé which reportedly got canceled earlier today.
While everybody will remember Khloé’s show for at least a couple months, here are 11 celebrity talk shows we bet you totally forgot existed.
1. Fran Drescher
The Fran Drescher Tawk Show
In a move to have a career outside of The Nanny, Fran Drescher was given her own tawk show which looked like it took place on the set of The Nanny. Her guests ranged from her cousin to Mario Lopez, who came by to teach her how to cook a turkey burger/pretend like he understood how nutrition works and wasn’t just saying lines he had rehearsed hundreds of times.
It lasted for four episodes. Oh well.
2. Sharon Osbourne
The Sharon Osbourne Show
Much like Fran Drescher’s tawk show, Sharon’s took place in a fictionalized version of the mansion she shared with Ozzy and her angsty children. Only everything looked cheaper, brighter, and slightly off. In one episode, Marilyn Manson made his entrance by climbing on top of a table and then giving Kelly a kind of hug that screams, “I hate you, but we’re family and we’re on television,” even though they’re not family and don’t seem to hate each other later in the video. The most awkward part? Sharon interviewed him while sitting on the same coach with him.
The show lasted for a year in both its US and UK itierations.
3. Snoop Dogg
Dogg After Dark
Dogg After Dark was a hybrid talk show/sketch comedy show that took place in a now-closed Los Angeles club called Kress. The show lasted for 7 episodes and gave us gems like Paris Hilton dressed like a 1920s vixen while pretending to tend bar and giving Snoop her best freestyle.
Other guests included Ciara, Nick Cannon, Soulja Boy, and Lil’ Mamma. Clearly, MTV pulled the plug on this one way too soon.
4. Zach Galifianakis
Late World With Zach Galifianakis
Before Between Two Ferns and the Hangover franchise, way back in 2002, Zach Galifianakis hosted a late-night VH1 show that was… different. Like Between Two Ferns was different, only nobody was ready for it. His opening monologue consisted of him playing the piano while delivering topical jokes and non sequiturs while his interviews were filled with weird asides and voice overs.
We’re ready for a revival whenever you are, Zach.
5. Jon Stewart
The Jon Stewart Show
Before he was The Daily Show’s silver fox in chief, Jon Stewart was a babe who didn’t really know how to talk to 17-year-old girls, or maybe he just wanted to embarrass Alicia Silverstone because she wouldn’t go out on a date with him or something.
6. Lily Allen
Lily Allen And Friends
Back when Lily Allen was still a thing, she tried her hand at having a talk show where she invited a bunch of her “online friends” to watch her talk to celebrities and allegedly flash her breast for three minutes. Still, that wasn’t enough to keep audience members from walking out, which sort of explains why the show only lasted for eight episodes.
Still, at least she got to have a beer with Adele, or at least watch Adele have one.
7. Megan Mullally
The Megan Mullally Show
Megan Mullally is incredibly funny, but her show was canceled after one year because fans were apparently disappointed to realize that Megan wasn’t anything like Karen Walker, the beloved character she played on Will and Grace for years.
Lol isn’t it funny when people don’t understand how acting works?
8. Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner is weird and her talk show Kris was also weird, but not in the fun off the walls way Kocktails With Khloé with weird. The show took place in what looked like a spacious hallway in a spacious mansion that was completely empty, except for a couple pieces of furniture. When she wasn’t talking about her family, having her family on the show, or reminding everybody who her family was, she was doing crazy things like hanging out with alligators, but ultimately the show got canceled after only six weeks.
Still, at least she had time to make a desperate ploy for ratings by inviting Kanye on the show to give the world its first look at little baby North. Oh, Kris. Never change.
9. Bethenny Frankel
In 2012, Bethenny Frankel attempted to expand her Skinnygirl/Real Housewives empire by hosting a frank women’s interest talk show called Bethenny. We especially like the episode where she holds an intelligent, engaging conversation about boobs for six minutes and still finds time to hate on Miley Cyrus.
10. Joan Rivers
The Joan Rivers Show
Joan Rivers was one of a kind and so was the Joan Rivers Show, the Emmy-award winning talk show which she hosted for four years. She was funny, she was inquisitive, she wore a lot of blazers, and she always had the most interesting guests.
The RuPaul Show
The RuPaul Show was one of the first national television programs in the United States hosted by an openly gay man, and certainly the first where that openly gay man was a glamazon warrior. Honestly, we don’t know why this show ever went off the air, but on behalf of RuPaul’s Drag Race, we’re glad it did.