Friday, March 06, 2009
Hallelujah! Look, I don't doubt that Frank Caliendo is a great guy and I never want anyone to lose work, but for the simple fact that TBS annoyed us with Frank TV ads for the last two MLB Playoffs, this is great news. According to Broadcasting & Cable, while TBS is axing the sketch show, there is good news for Frank. He's getting re-upped by FOX! You didn't think you'd get rid of him that easy did you?
TBS will not be bringing back his sketch comedy series Frank TV for another season, but he has a signed a new deal to continue his role with Fox NFL Sunday for another two years.I guess I can handle that. As long as I don't see another Frank TV ad, I can take two minutes of him on NFL coverage. Even if the Madden thing is old, and his picks are dreadful. Okay that was wrong, but a great day all around for Sports fans if you ask me.
The TBS comedy series, which debuted in November 2007, gained notoriety early on mostly because it was heavily promoted by the network during its baseball playoff broadcasts that year, enough so that even Caliendo would joke about it in subsequent interviews.
That success led the network to order an additional 8 episodes in February of 2008. The network never got around to airing all eight when the show returned last October, however. TBS ended up airing only four new installments, with the last airing November 11.
But Fox Sports is confirming Caliendo’s Madden will return along with his other characters – ranging from Charles Barkley to Fox’s own Terry Bradshaw -- on Fox’s NFL coverage. Caliendo will continue to provide his taped pieces, at the end of which he offers predictions of that week’s games.
One Cancellation, One New Deal For Caliendo (Broadcasting & Cable)