The Megan Mullally Show

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The Megan Mullally Show
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Title card
Format Talk show
Developed by NBC Universal Television Distribution
Presented by Megan Mullally
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 71
Production
Running time 45–48 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication
Original run September 18, 2006 (2006-09-18) – January 9, 2007 (2007-01-09)
External links
Website

The Megan Mullally Show is an American talk show hosted by Megan Mullally that debuted in syndication on September 18, 2006, and was cancelled in January 2007 due to its low ratings.[1] Early promotions for the program featured Mullally as herself and as her Will & Grace character, Karen Walker. The talk show also aired nationally on TBS and was distributed by NBC Universal Television Distribution.

Promotional television advertisements featured Mullally standing in front of the title-card attempting to correct the voice-over announcer who throughout the commercial mispronounces her name as "Minnie Minnie Moo Moo" and "Monkey McMonkey" among other names.

The first episode featured actor Will Ferrell (who came out to the set wearing nothing but his briefs) and Jenny McCarthy.

Cancellation[edit]

On January 4, 2007, NBC Universal, the show's production company, announced that production would cease immediately, and the show aired its final episode six days later.[1] The show, along with Dr. Keith Ablow and The Greg Behrendt Show, were canceled within the first two months of 2007 for low ratings. These shows were three of the four syndicated talk shows to debut in 2006 (Rachael Ray's self-titled talk show was the other). However, unlike the other two canceled series, The Megan Mullally Show did not finish out the season (both Behrendt and Dr. Keith Ablow aired several weeks of new episodes following their cancellations, and continued in reruns until September 7, 2007).[2] Fox News called it "a bit dull and ordinary, and at times seemed very forced" and said viewers were disappointed to find out that Megan is not anything like Karen in real life, a reference to Karen Walker, the character Mullally played on the television sitcom Will & Grace.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 09 January 2007. Megan Mullally Show Cancelled. MSNBC News.
  2. ^ Guider, Elizabeth (2007-01-24). "Behrendt show axed". Variety. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  3. ^ Harrington, Amy; Harrington, Nancy (2009-11-06). "Worst Talk Shows in TV History". Fox News. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Breaking News - TV Guide Network's "25 Biggest TV Blunders" Special Delivers 3.3 Million Viewers". thefutoncritic.com. 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 

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