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Jerry O'Connell's new talk show starts August 12, 2019.  Will he succeed? Will he fail? Will he be so hyperactive that the audience is tempted to shoot him with tranquilizer darts? Let's watch and see! 

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My dvr is set! I know Jerry is an acquired taste, but when he guested on WW, I loved him. Yeah, I know he's extra, but he made me laugh. Hope his show translates well. 

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I seem to remember Wendy saying that Jerry's show would be aired in her time slot on the Fox channel here in NYC.  "Jerry O" doesn't show up on my cable schedule or on the online TV guide I just checked.  Imma set my DVR to the Wendy rerun listed for 8/12 and see what happens.

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5 minutes ago, patty1h said:

I seem to remember Wendy saying that Jerry's show would be aired in her time slot on the Fox channel here in NYC.  "Jerry O" doesn't show up on my cable schedule or on the online TV guide I just checked.  Imma set my DVR to the Wendy rerun listed for 8/12 and see what happens.

It doesn't show up on my cable schedule either (Optimum Long Island) but on Fox 5's local website it had an announcement that it is on Monday at 10 AM.

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The opening of the show is Wendy's opening with images of Jerry inserted. Wendy walked out with Jerry (to mark her territory and show that it's still HER timeslot) said a few words and left.

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Quick thoughts on Jerry's first show - will probably be my only one unless Jerry really does something really interesting.

Started with Wendy and Jerry coming out on the stage, then Wendy welcoming him to the fold. Wendy leaves and Jerry starts his schtick.  First:  They spent no money for his set - it's Wendy's w/o the purple chair.  It's awkward - he has a Lucite pedestal about waist high with a laptop on it.  No chair - he stands the whole time.

He spent the first 15 minutes on gossip (Miley's divorce, Olivia Jade dissing the papparazzi, something on Mariah Carey) then showed a video of him trying to rent a Citibike in NYC and his credit card getting declined.  Commercial break

Back from commercial with segment where he does rapid-fire recaps of reality shows (like 90 Day Fiance) while a timer counts down.

Came back from commercial to a segment taped on the streets - asked people what they like and dislike about daytime shows.  Answers varied that they're dumb, tacky.  He asked for advice for his show; got positive reinforcement from most people.  He had a woman clapping while he pretended to control the applause sign.  Silly.

35 minutes into the show, guest Kelly Ripa comes out.   I remember her other visit when Jerry hosted, so I muted their drivel.  They did switch out Wendy's long couch for two chairs.  Halfway into the interview, they tried on ugly hats and sun visors for some reason, then tried to dance in them.  Looked dumb.  Then the rolled out this cake for some reason and broke to commercials.  

Show ended with Jerry in the audience with his arms around about 6 cohosts as he closed out the show.   Jerry wasn't too hyped up like in the past, and I only liked his gossip segment.  That held my attention.  

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2 hours ago, druzy said:

The opening of the show is Wendy's opening with images of Jerry inserted. Wendy walked out with Jerry (to mark her territory and show that it's still HER timeslot) said a few words and left.

Yeah, the first 6 minutes is like a stupid tribute to Wendy (with Jerry trying on wigs and clothes). Then Wendy is prancing on stage with Jerry telling us how she's on her way to meet Andy Cohen and somebody else whose name I don't recall(or care to). Does Wendy OWN Jerry or his new show? Seems like it.

And 10 minutes in....I can't take Jerry. His goofy persona, loudness and poorly written jokes. Seems like a nice guy but I'm heading off to the I.D. Channel. 

I honestly think WW wants someone to ocassionally fill in for her who she feels comfortable won't upstage her. And why can't Jerry sit in the purple chair? He's Wendy's peon who has to stand up at a plexiglass podium! How degrading. 

And I thought this Jerry O show was a preview for a possible new daytime series for him? It's just Jerry filling in for Wendy. And his loud voice is giving me a headache.

Peace out, Jerry.

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3 hours ago, druzy said:

The opening of the show is Wendy's opening with images of Jerry inserted. Wendy walked out with Jerry (to mark her territory and show that it's still HER timeslot) said a few words and left.

Seriously, wtf? She was in the opening montage with her show music and some pics of Jerry thrown in, walked out with him, then there was another montage of Wendy only before they went to commercial.

If this is just Jerry filling in for her, that's one thing, but I thought this was HIS show, or a test run for a possible show. He says Wendy is his Oprah, well you don't see Oprah hogging Dr. Phil's opening so everyone remembers SHE got him his show. 

Anyway, the show was kinda meh and Jerry seems to have toned himself down somewhat, but I'll give him a pass and hope he gets up to speed. And hope that Wendy keeps her thirsty ass out of there. 

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9 minutes ago, CynicalGirl said:

Jerry seems to have toned himself down somewhat

What? This is Jerry toned down? He reminds of those goofy boys in elementary school who think that they're funny when they make stupid faces or pick their nose. Or do chimpanzee imitations. 

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^ haha, yep. I think he was a lot more hyper when he filled in for Wendy the first time. I know, I know. 

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He’s coming on here in a few minutes. I’ll give it a go and get back to y’all. 

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Well, I decided to tape the show and give it a chance and watched the first half hour.  Not my favorite comedian but if his ratings can be anywhere enough to show that we don't need Wendy back, I will watch him or at least the first few minutes.  

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16 minutes ago, Mindthinkr said:

Sorry friends. They are showing Wendy reruns instead of this new show. 😼

I don't know what could be worse...Jerry O show or WW reruns. But I feel for you Mindthinkr! You aren't missing much either way!

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2 hours ago, CynicalGirl said:

If this is just Jerry filling in for her, that's one thing, but I thought this was HIS show, or a test run for a possible show. He says Wendy is his Oprah, well you don't see Oprah hogging Dr. Phil's opening so everyone remembers SHE got him his show. 

Just a second ago, there's a clip with Jerry previewing upcoming guests, and making sure to clarify that he's just filling in for Wendy.  I also got the impression that this was a test run for Jerry getting his own show. 

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19 minutes ago, patty1h said:

Just a second ago, there's a clip with Jerry previewing upcoming guests, and making sure to clarify that he's just filling in for Wendy.  I also got the impression that this was a test run for Jerry getting his own show. 

Wendy stated that Jerry could use her studio and set up for these three weeks (she’s a producer on his show) while she is on hiatus. If it works out (ratings) then she would give him a permanent studio set up (across town) and they would run the show in another time slot. So this is basically a trial run for him. 

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I can't y'all ...I can't. Let me know if it gets any better. 

Jerry is too fucking old for that sophmoric shit. How does his wife put up with it?!

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It looks like episodes will be uploaded to the official YouTube channel that was started for the show. So if anyone wants to see it and it's not airing in your area you can watch it there. I think it may only be airing on the local FOX O&Os (Owned and Operated) channels. 

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Could only watch 10 minutes..... nuff said - not for me.  The word that comes to mind is pathetic.  JMO

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1 hour ago, TVbitch said:

Jerry is too fucking old for that sophmoric shit. How does his wife put up with it?!

One can only imagine having sex with Jerry...constant joking, giggling. He's not even sexy. Men that act goofy, no matter how hot looking they are, lose all of their sexiness when they behave like a teenager. 

39 minutes ago, Fishy said:

Could only watch 10 minutes..... nuff said - not for me.  The word that comes to mind is pathetic.  JMO

AMEN to that, Fishy!😁 

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My FOX affiliate did not air Jerry O...and from the sound of it, I didn't miss anything special.

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It is an eye opener to read all of your thoughts and opinions on Jerry. I’m sure that Wendy is smug that she’s in no danger of losing her show and probably delights in the negativity I see here. 

I’ll come for the snark in case someone here does catch a bit of a show and posts about it. 

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On 8/12/2019 at 1:17 PM, chenoa333 said:

And 10 minutes in....I can't take Jerry. His goofy persona, loudness and poorly written jokes. Seems like a nice guy but I'm heading off to the I.D. Channel. 

On 8/12/2019 at 6:40 PM, Fishy said:

Could only watch 10 minutes..... nuff said - not for me.  The word that comes to mind is pathetic.  JMO

Yep. 10 minutes on day two. Can't take it, really bad.

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20 hours ago, MsTree said:

My FOX affiliate did not air Jerry O...and from the sound of it, I didn't miss anything special.

It's probably like they did with Wendy and have a tryout audience of only part of the country.

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After 4 days of him being on the air, my cable provider has finally changed their online guide.  Instead of the schedule having Wendy reruns in the listing, they now have "NEW Jerry O'" in the Wendy time slot.

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Well, I guess I'm the weirdo in this bunch, because I enjoyed this week. The first few days were a little rough, but I think he's getting more comfortable. Yeah, he's a bigtime goof, but that's what I like about him. I certainly prefer him over Wendy. (And it still pisses me off that she's gotta plaster her own mug all over the opening) 

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I watched a bit. There are a few fun moments and some gossip that is made more interesting because Jerry has a lot of insider info on Hollywood, BUT he makes every damn story about himself and/or his wife. Did you know that she was a model and always looks super gorgeous!!!!!!! That has to stop. 

He is like a "look at me! look at me!" 7-year old who doesn't have the self awareness to know when to pull back. A lot of his jokes are not funny. A lot of his bits are not entertaining. His impressions are not good. Calm down Jerry, you are not the second-coming of Robin Williams (who admittedly was also too much for me), just give me some good gossip and share some personal tidbits when they are relevant. 

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I tuned in for a few minutes today and what I saw made me roll my eyes so hard.  Jerry was doing the gossip segment and started a story about Anne Hathaway for 30 seconds, but then turned her story into a 5 minute history lesson on himself.  He showed pics of himself as a chubby kid in "Stand By Me" and told how his mother got him a trainer as a teen and how this trainer had Jerry write down everything he eats... blah blah.   I zoned out and had to pinch myself because it was almost like listening to a Wendy tangent.

Next thing, Jerry is hypered up about the upcoming mystery guest!! Stay tuned!  Who rolls out onto the stage by stale old Andy Cohen, who was just on Wendy less than a month ago.  That's when I bailed.

ADDED:  Hey @TVbitch, looks like we were typing our comments at the same time.

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I can’t decide if I’m missing something or not by it not being available here. I am grateful to y’all who post about it. Sometimes the thread is better than the show and y’all have great humor as well as being no nonsense. 

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11 hours ago, Mindthinkr said:

I can’t decide if I’m missing something or not by it not being available here. I am grateful to y’all who post about it. Sometimes the thread is better than the show and y’all have great humor as well as being no nonsense. 

Totally agree. And for those who watch, if there's any new gossip we're missing, maybe post a recap of the good stuff? 😂

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On 8/12/2019 at 6:00 PM, TVbitch said:

I can't y'all ...I can't. Let me know if it gets any better. 

Jerry is too fucking old for that sophmoric shit. How does his wife put up with it?!

Couldn't have said it better myself.

People, I have lost a friend over this stupid show.  Background - we have been friends for 30 years.  She always was a little tough chick who cussed and gave up a job to be a roadie......anyways we always kept in touch and about 6 years ago she found out she had brain cancer.  I bought her grocerys for 2.5 years.  I stuck by her even when she was ripping people off.  She would use their phone number to cash in their Kroger gas............She was so excited about Jerry O and I said I had seen it and wasn't impressed.  She went crazy.  She had an 8 hour tantrum with text messages with voice 😖 and I blocked her.  I had no idea she could still leave voice mails.  I deleted 30 lengthy texts with rows of emojis, all read aloud, and 21 voicemails.  So Jerry O can suck it. 

Yes, I get it that the cancer in her brain has changed her, not much though, and I shouldn't have to deal with this.  She called me every name in the book.

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I was channel surfing, watched about two minutes, and kept on surfing.  The man is insane.  Also, WTF is up with his hair?  Is it all his?  

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@jumper sage sometimes you need to cut toxic people out of your life. There's just so much one can take. She sounds dangerous. 

There is something different about Jerry this time around. I liked him better when he was filling in for Wendy. 

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