Monday, December 22, 2008

How to Improve 'Big Brother' - Replace Julie Chen

Really acceptable absoluteness TV hosts are the exception, not the rule. It's no simple job, and it's artlessly not abundant to attend a alternation forth after messing up on reside TV. A acceptable absoluteness host brings something to the table. Take my man Jeff Probst from Survivor – he is an invaluable resource. He exposes the subtext aural the bold via acicular interrogations at every affiliated council. He's affable after getting a push-over, and he makes absolute bonds with the contestants. He doesn't acquiesce for nonsense to go unquestioned. But, again you accept anyone like Julie Chen on Big Brother. She is affiliated to the CBS arch ambassador Les Moonves. It's not a accompaniment that she is the host of Big Brother, which happens to air on CBS. This wouldn't be an affair if Chen were acceptable at her job. But, alas, she is not.

What You Said:

bria100 said: host. I cannot angle Julie Chen as the host. She's so wooden. I would adulation to see anyone like Jeff Probst do it. He gets appropriate to it and doesn't authority back. Some of these humans charge to be alleged out added often.

Why Big Brother Should Replace Julie Chen

It's actual simple. Julie Chen is not decidedly accomplished at her job. She struggles during reside broadcasts, generally authoritative mistakes and appearing uncomfortable. Even if she doesn't blooper her lines, she is board and robotic. She brings annihilation to the table otherwise, and is usually a arid interviewer. She doesn't ad-lib actual able-bodied at all, and fails to ask clear-sighted aftereffect questions. A abundant host would accompany some bare professionalism to the series, and would add the added ambit of conceivably banishment Big Brother contestants to betrayal their easily while in the house.

Why Big Brother Shouldn't Replace Julie Chen

Because Les Moonves would be pissed. He wouldn't acquiesce it. Also, there are a cogent amount of Big Brother loyalists who subscribe to the “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” academy of thought. Any above cadre changes would acerbate up those abashed of change. I feel these humans are foolish, but you are out there.


Unfortunately, a change of host for Big Brother artlessly isn't traveling to happen, unless Les Moonves accomplish down, or Julie Chen agreeably retires on her own. It's a asset job, a almost simple one (given the lax responsibilities Chen is handed), and Big Brother has survived admitting Chen. There is no solution. Barring a phenomenon Julie Chen will host Big Brother until it leaves CBS for good.

Probability of Change: 3%

A change would accept occurred abounding seasons ago if it weren't for the Moonves connection. I am abiding of this. Big networks don't generally let constant mediocrity blooper by, abnormally if the ratings aren't stellar. But, in this appropriate case, Julie Chen charcoal the host for affidavit added than how able-bodied she does her job.

Julie Chen CBS To Promote Julie Chen At All Costs

Swanni Predicts: CBS to Advance Julie Chen At All Costs

Monday, December 15, 2008, 02:36 PM

Swanni Predicts: CBS to Advance Julie Chen At All Costs

The wife of the network's CEO seems to account from her acceptable position.

By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2008) -- Editor's note: Over the next few weeks, Swanni will accomplish several predictions for HDTV in 2009. Here is his third prediction.

Is Julie Chen one of your 'favorite' CBS personalities?

CBS's promotional administration seems to anticipate so.

In a bartering airing now for the network's new primetime bold show, Million Dollar Password, (debuting Thursday night) Ms. Chen is noticeably featured as a celebrity adversary while a annotation gushes that you can see "your admired CBS personalities" on the program. Chen's animated face and animated physique is apparent during the bartering even added generally than the show's host, Regis Philbin.


Oh, did I acknowledgment that Julie Chen is the wife of CBS CEO Les Moonves?

Once again, the arrangement arch allegedly is application his access to promote, assure and canvass his wife to an biting audience. Chen, of course, is aswell the host of Big Brother, CBS' blah summer fill-in, and the co-host of the network's afflictive morning show, The Early Show.

Okay, bribery is annihilation new. I accept that. But Big Brother's ratings over the years accept been up and down, to be nice, while The Early Appearance is still ashore in third abode abaft ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's The Today Show.

CBS CEO Les Moonves and wife Julie Chen.

If Chen was anyone else's wife, would CBS be so affectionate to her and her programs? Would she be featured so noticeably on yet addition program?

I aboveboard agnosticism it. Big Brother apparently would accept been annulled continued ago (rather than go on now for 10 seasons) while The Early Appearance would accept been adored with a new set of hosts and hostesses.

Now, you may ask why a web website on High-Definition is autograph about this. Really, you are apparently allurement yourself, what does Julie Chen accept to do with high-def?

Well, interestingly, Big Brother is not in HD. The Early Appearance is not in HD. And Million Dollar Password is not in HD.

CBS has been a avant-garde in carrying shows in HD, but for some reason, all three shows featuring the CEO's wife are not in high-def.

Hmmm...Wonder why...

So, here's my prediction: Thanks to the boilerplate media absolutely blank this abandoned ethical snafu, Moonves will abide to acquisition means to put his wife advanced of the network. Regardless of how poor the ratings are, programs featuring Julie Chen will not alone be renewed, but they will be answer as if they are the Super Bowl.

And something tells me that they won't be in bright HD.