Oh no! Vulture is reporting that Best Week Ever may be going off the air forever!
We hear from a source close to the production of Best Week Ever, which just went on summer hiatus, that the show’s future is in jeopardy. It will be off the air until 2010, which some employees are considering effectively the same as a cancellation, since Best Week Ever normally breaks for weeks at a time, not months. In fact, we’re told that recent New York City transplant Paul F. Tompkins is considering moving back to Los Angeles. When reached for comment, a spokesperson told us that “VH1’s Best Week Ever has actually gone on its scheduled production hiatus and will return in January 2010. Its companion piece Best Day Ever, which spoofs that day’s pop-culture news, will return this fall.” No reason was given for the extended time away, but apparently staffers were hopeful that the full 30-minute version would be back this fall.
We have heard similar things! From sources and stuff. Journalism!
Admittedly, I think I’m the only person I know who watches this show, but that’s just because I don’t have very many friends (boo hoo, just kidding, I have so many friends. They’re mostly Canadian, that’s why you don’t know them. Don’t worry about it) and the friends I do have make terrible decisions on a regular basis. The show can be hit or miss and they should have dumped the Sizzler when they changed formats, but Paul F. Tompkins is TBS Very Funny. And Best Week Ever has been a VH1 flagship for years! What will be the tentpole around which the network is built now? Tool Academy Season 2? Some Tertiary Whore From One Of Our Other Shows From Eight Months Ago Of Love? For better or for worse, the Best Week Ever franchise provided a momentary reprieve from the relentless episodes of Body Shot House, or whatever.
Besides, Paul F. Tompkins is so great. He should have so many shows. Here he is some more:
Get it together, VH1. Matsuflex does not a network make.