Tiki to the Today Show?

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Well it seems as likely as anything else at this point. Yesterday NBC cut the Soap Opera Passions (RIP Timmy) to add an extra hour to the Today Show, and now it appears that they are courting Tiki to join the show.

Who will be front and center during the fourth hour has yet to be determined but Capus confirmed that the network has reached out to retired New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who has proven himself an adept broadcaster through appearances on Fox News Channel and ESPN.

"We'd love to have him," said Capus. "He's obviously enormously talented."

Apparently the new Fourth Hour will look a lot like the Third Hour and be much lighter. I of course never watch the Today Show, so I have no idea how this will play out. NBC seems to have the desire and funds to attract Tiki. With Tony back in the MNF booth it looks like this might be the direction he's heading.

One More Hour in 'Today' (New York Daily News)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:10 AM


I work for an NBC affiliate. I can't believe they're cracked out enough to go to four hours, never mind getting Tiki Barber to be a part of it.

Signal to Noise said...
Jan 18, 2007, 11:45:00 AM  

I can't wait for Tiki on the Today show. He'll sit there in his $2,500 dollar suits and smile real big and be all pleasant and articulate. And then after the show he'll quietly set out to undermine everybody else on the show and the producers. Then it'll all get blamed on Matt.

Jay said...
Jan 18, 2007, 12:01:00 PM  

Oh, I thought he was going to ABC ... maybe, it fell through...

Tiki's money already, I see him on Fox every so often and he's got a great future ahead.

Jan 18, 2007, 1:22:00 PM  

but timmy is sammy's friend.... :(

Anonymous said...
Jan 18, 2007, 5:10:00 PM  

Am I the only one who thinks that Tiki and Ronde are going to pull a Freaky Friday on us at least once next season?

Like, Ronde wants a weekend off, and Tiki takes his place in Tampa, while Ronde goes on-air at NBC?

extrapolater said...
Jan 18, 2007, 8:54:00 PM  

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