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VH1 cancels Best Week Ever (again)

Casting us back into a world where the past seven days are no longer given proper, qualitative analysis by our nation’s most available stand-up comedians, VH1 has canceled Best Week Ever for a second time. The pop culture commentary series originally ran from 2004 to 2009, where it was a semi-steady paycheck for talent like Patton Oswalt, Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Judah Friedlander, and Rachael Harris, and a lynchpin of the network’s “comic says something ironic that’s then rendered obnoxious by too many computer graphics and an over-excitable narrator” programming slate. It was then briefly retooled into a show where you felt bad for Paul F. Tompkins.

Most recently, it was brought back last year with a (mostly) new cast of rising comics and an over-excitable narrator. But—although it rewarded Sherrod Small for his years of loyalty, allowing him to stand at last atop the crumpled back of Chuck Nice and host his own segment—it apparently didn’t yield the spoils VH1 expected, so it’s pulling the plug once again. Perhaps the show will return someday in 2019, when anyone with potable water will be having the Best Week Ever.


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