Tuesday, Mar. 01, 2011

Reality-Show Hosts, 2008 Emmys

On paper, it seemed like a fine idea: have the five people nominated for the inaugural Best Reality Host Emmy emcee the annual event. The idea flopped miserably. Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Jeff Probst (Survivor), Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) and Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal) decided to go unscripted for the show's opening, perhaps in a nod to their respective shows. But their banter was so boring and awkward, audiences weren't even sure when to offer a courtesy laugh. The night wasn't a total bust for Probst, though. He took home the Best Reality Host statue that night.